At last fall is here and with it comes the seemingly unavoidable sniffles. I, like many people, try to fight my colds in natural ways like medicinal teas, essential oils, and other herbal remedies. I just added a new one to the list: Hanging eucalyptus in the shower.


I use eucalyptus oil all the time when I am sick to freshen and purify the air. Recently I went to a local gym that has a wet sauna with eucalyptus oil. It was the most refreshing sauna I had ever been in, I felt like my pores were seeping eucalyptus within minutes. I decided next time I was sick I would make my own version at home.

Eucalyptus has many health benefits including respiratory health, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and it is antibacterial.  So now all I have to do is turn on my shower and I’m able to reap all these amazing benefits! The steam from the shower will activate the leaves releasing the oils into the air for you to breathe in. So simple I don’t know why I haven’t done this sooner! 


After being exposed to what seems like every cold and stomach flue around my immune system finally gave in and I got sick. Eucalyptus in the shower came to my mind so I went to a local florist, bought a bundle of eucalyptus, clipped the bottom, tied it, and hung it in my shower (that was it, so simple!). Our bathroom has no window, which means no live plants for us, so already I love the idea of this because now I can have a plant in the bathroom that looks great and also can aid in my health.