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You Can De-Stress In The Shower With One Simple Trick

Turn your daily bath into a healing experience

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If you've ever been to a spa or a sauna, you've probably noticed that some establishments hang Eucalyptus sprigs in shower rooms. Do you ever wonder why they do it? Turns out, it's more than just to add a touch of green indoors.

According to an article by Organic Facts, eucalyptus has strong de-stressing properties. Like lavender and sandalwood, its aroma acts as a stimulant that can instantly relieve mental exhaustion and combined with steam from a hot bath, its effects are amplified—thereby relaxing and rejuvenating the mind.

To turn your T&B into a therapeutic space, we've come up with an easy how-to you can try: 

Main photo from: Momtastic Web Ecoist and Idea Channels

What you need: 

  • A bundle of fresh Eucalyptus 
  • Twine (at least one meter long)
  • Scissors 

Procedure:  

  1. Hang the Eucalyptus upside down starting from the shower head. 
  2. Secure with twine. Make two knots to make sure no branches fall off. 
  3. Trim the ends to avoid stray leaves.  

RL Tip: Each bundle can last anywhere between a week or even a month, depending on how fresh they are. Feel free to change it as often as you desire. 

Photo from Free People Bldg. 25 Blog

Other benefits of a Eucalyptus shower 
 
It's a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. 
A whiff of it's aroma can clear bronchial passageways and sinus cavities making it a great decongestant when treating long-term coughs and asthma. 

It's an effective antimicrobial. When exposed to steam, eucalyptus releases oils that combat viral and bacterial infections. It can also boost the immune system and protect one from symptoms of colds and the flu. 

Photo from 5 Minutes For Mom

Sources: Free People Bldg. 25 Blog and Live Love Fruit 

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