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The Benefits Of Eucalyptus Showers

Read about the benefits of eucalyptus showers in cleaning.


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Eucalyptus Showers

Eucalyptus is a flowering shrub that comes from the Myrtle family of trees and it has a multitude of wonderful health benefits in its leaves. Even though it is native to Australia, we do find a lot of Eucalyptus trees in South Africa and have access to essential oils made from eucalyptus oils too.

Have you ever heard of Eucalyptus showers? Well, we're here to explain just what they are and why they are a great idea to incorporate into your daily routine. Read more about the benefits of Eucalyptus in the shower now, and how you can create a Eucalyptus steam shower in your own home.

What Does A Eucalyptus Shower Do?

There are so many health and medicinal benefits to Eucalyptus:

  • Relieves tight chests and congestion.

  • Relieves sinusitis and has antiviral and antibacterial properties too.

  • Relieves headaches and decreases inflammation.

  • Can help improve asthma symptoms.

Where Should Eucalyptus Be Placed In The Shower?

So, just how can you create a Eucalyptus shower steamer in order to get the best Eucalyptus benefits in the shower? Here’s how:

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  • Get a large bunch of fresh or dried Eucalyptus leaves.

  • Tie them together with a piece of string or rope that can get wet.

  • Hang them from your shower head or somewhere in the shower where they won't get too wet, but will be able to get steamed by the hot water.

The steam of the shower will release the oils in the Eucalyptus leaves, allowing you to breathe the Eucalyptus scent in and get the respiratory and health benefits from it.

What Can I Use If I Don't Have Eucalyptus Leaves?

If you cannot find Eucalyptus leaves – wither fresh or dried – you can get the benefits of the oil and scent of Eucalyptus in a few other ways:

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Buy a bottle of Eucalyptus essential oil from a trusted store or Pharmacy and put 10 – 12 drops of essential oil in an open bowl. Place in an area of your shower where it won't get full of water and splash out, but again where the oils can be released into the steam for you to breathe it in.

Use Eucalyptus Scented Cleaning Products

If you are a big fan of the Eucalyptus scent we have some awesome news for you, Handy Andy Creams Range has just launched a Eucalyptus scented cleaning cream, which leaves the gentle scent of Eucalyptus behind after cleaning.

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