Why People Are Hanging Eucalyptus in Their Showers

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Eucalyptus is a wonderful plant that offers many different health benefits. Eucalyptus contains many antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it highly effective in treating mild wounds and skin problems. This plant is also used to help combat coughs, colds, and congestion, and it’s also found in many creams that target joint and muscle pain. Pretty impressive for such a little plant, right?

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To experience the benefits of eucalyptus in the comfort of your own home, many people hang a few stems of eucalyptus in their shower. Why? Well, when the water in the shower gets hot, the steam generated will activate the oils in the eucalyptus. Breathing in the oils can help to target headaches, congestion, inflammation, stress, and sore muscles.

Another perk of eucalyptus? It smells amazing! If you’ve ever been in a steam room before, you’ll recognize the smell right away. It has a very calming, fresh smell, which is why eucalyptus is used in so many spas and health centers. If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your health, why not hang some eucalyptus in your shower?