Experts have revealed that using eucalyptus in the shower may reduce asthma and sinusitis – and the effects of flu – amongst other benefits. So, if you’re looking to introduce the power and beauty of a spa into your bathroom, this trend is for you. 

Using eucalyptus in the shower – what are the benefits?

Eucalyptus is one of the best indoor plants you can use when feeling unwell, or you simply want to feel uplifted,’ says Dr. Jenelle Kim, the Founder and Formulator of JBK Wellness Labs (opens in new tab). ‘And the shower room is the optimum place for this highly-desired plant.’ ‘The steam from the shower naturally releases the eucalyptus plants’ essential oils. Combined with the steam from the shower, this is an amazing remedy when you’re feeling under the weather,’ Dr. Jenelle says. ‘The eucalyptus oil works by loosening the mucus in the sinus passages, allowing for better airflow. This will help suppress a cough as well,’ she says.  And alongside eucalyptus’ ability to boost your immune system, it is also good for reducing congestion from colds or flu – meaning you can expect to see this interior design trend endure long into the colder months.  ‘The essential oils from eucalyptus help relieve congestion, making it perfect for winter when cold and cases of flu peak,’ adds Drench (opens in new tab)’s bathroom expert, Dominic Lees-Bell. ‘According to a study (opens in new tab), inhaling air infused with eucalyptus oil can significantly lower your blood pressure. And last but not least, it is effective in helping you de-stress. Perfect for shower time,’ he adds.  

Using eucalyptus in the shower – how to bring the plant into your bathroom  

Using eucalyptus in the shower is one of the simplest but more effective ways to turn your bathroom into a spa. The method has dominated social media in recent months – but it is no surprise when you consider how simple it is to achieve great results.  Dr. Jenelle recommends using fresh eucalyptus plant leaves and some garden twine. ‘You can find eucalyptus plants at most local flower shops, Whole Foods, Farmer’s markets, or Trader Joe’s,’ she says. The Dr suggests using the garden twine to hang the plants in your shower. This will ensure the plants are held up for longer and will last longer in the shower.  ‘Hanging eucalyptus in your shower not only looks good, but it will provide a sense of tranquillity along with other healing properties,’ says H&G garden expert, Rachel Crow. ‘Think anti-stress, relaxation and decongesting benefits.’ So whether you’re looking to elevate your walk-in shower ideas or you want to hang eucalyptus above the bath – this plant is the simple solution to a stylish seasonal scheme that you will want to use time and time again.