You can reap the benefits and joys of eucalyptus by hanging it in your shower. Some of the compounds in eucalyptus oil provide potential health benefits that include promoting relaxation and clearing nasal congestion. Shower steam helps activate and release eucalyptus oil compounds into the air, allowing you to breathe them in. You can use either fresh or dried leaves for this purpose.
In addition to being pleasing to look at and having a scent that many people enjoy, eucalyptus in the shower may provide health benefits when inhaled.
- Stress reduction. For some people, the scent of eucalyptus can produce an immediate sense of calm. This may be due to the effects of eucalyptol, a major component of eucalyptus. When inhaled, eucalyptol was shown to decrease anxiety in 62 patients awaiting surgery, according to a 2014 study.
- Pain relief. A 2013 study done on patients after total knee replacement surgery found that inhaling eucalyptus oil reduced the sensation of pain, plus it lowered blood pressure.
- Respiratory health. Eucalyptus oil has a long history of folk usage. Anecdotal evidence indicates that when inhaled, the components in eucalyptus oil may provide benefit for respiratory conditions. These include bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)that occur both with or without pus.
- Sinusitis. Eucalyptus inhalation can reduce inflammation and bacteria, making it beneficial for treating sinus congestion and sinus infections. It also helps clear out mucus from nasal passages and relieves coughs.
Our shower wands also include flowers ranging from rose, carnation, statice, chamomile, ranunculus, yarrow, lavender, to sunflower. They are then blessed and infused with our wand aura spray comprised of frankincense, ylang ylang, and tulsi.
We recommend you replace your wands every 3-4 weeks or until your no longer smell any aroma from the wand.
Not for use with small children or pregnant women. Keep out of the stream of water, rather let the steam from the shower activate and release the oil into the air. Eucalyptus oil can irritate the skin, avoid use if you have any known allergies to eucalyptus. Eucalyptus oil can be toxic to animals, keep out of reach of cats, dogs, or household pets.