Complete Guide on How to Use Eucalyptus Oil in the Shower


Are you looking for a way to enhance your shower experience and improve your respiratory health?

Eucalyptus oil has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, it has a refreshing and lively scent known to help with respiratory issues, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation.

Imagine stepping into a steamy shower and inhaling the soothing scent of eucalyptus, helping to clear your sinuses and improve your breathing and so much more.

In this article, we will go over how to use eucalyptus essential oil in the shower to experience the benefits for yourself.

Benefits of eucalyptus oil in the shower

Eucalyptus essential oil is a great addition to any shower routine. It’s easy to incorporate and it can be done in many ways. With a few drops of eucalyptus oil in your shower, you can enjoy all the benefits it has to offer.

Here are some of the benefits:

Respiratory relief

The steam from the shower helps to activate the essential oil in the eucalyptus, allowing them to be easily inhaled. This can help to clear the sinuses and improve breathing since it breaks up congestion. This makes eucalyptus oil an excellent addition to a shower routine for those who suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Eucalyptus essential oil acts as an anti-inflammatory on the body which makes it an effective pain reliever and can help to soothe sore muscles. It can also help to reduce muscle spasms and cramps when added to your bath gel or shower spray.

Antimicrobial properties

Regular use in the shower can help to keep the shower clean and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. This can be particularly beneficial for those with allergies or asthma as mold and mildew can worsen symptoms.

Energy boost

Eucalyptus oil also has a refreshing and invigorating scent that can help to wake you up and energize you. This can be especially beneficial in the morning when you need a boost to start your day.

How to use eucalyptus oil in the shower

When using eucalyptus essential oil in the shower, it is important to keep safety in mind. The oil can be very strong, so it is important to start with a small amount and test your tolerance. It is also important to avoid using eucalyptus oil if you have sensitive skin or are pregnant.

Eucalyptus-infused shower bombs

Eucalyptus-infused shower steamers can be placed in the shower before turning the water on.

As the bomb dissolves, it releases the eucalyptus essential oils into the steam of the shower. The steam then carries the essential oils of eucalyptus around the shower, providing the same respiratory benefits as well as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits as the other methods, but in a more convenient way, as you don’t have to keep adding drops to your shower gel or body wash.

Shower fizzes with eucalyptus oil turn your shower into a spa in many ways.

Adding drops to body wash

This method works by allowing the user to enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the eucalyptus oil while also cleansing their skin. When the shower gel or body wash is used, the eucalyptus oil is released and dispersed in the steam from the shower.

As the steam and the eucalyptus essential oils come into contact with the skin and the nasal passages, the essential oils in the eucalyptus are activated, allowing them to be inhaled, providing respiratory benefits, and also providing the skin with the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits of the oil.

Use a diffuser

This method works by introducing eucalyptus essential oils into the air in the bathroom, which then gets mixed with the steam generated by the shower.

The diffuser will release the essential oils into the air, and as the steam and the eucalyptus oil come into contact with the skin and the nasal passages, the essential oils in the eucalyptus are activated, allowing them to be inhaled, providing respiratory benefits, and also providing the skin with the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits of the oil.

This method is useful for people who have a large bathroom or for those who don’t have a way to add eucalyptus oil directly to the shower.

fresh eucalyptus leaves and flowers

Aromatherapy shower spray

A eucalyptus spray for a shower can be used to mist the shower or to mist yourself directly for an invigorating spa-like shower experience. The eucalyptus oil in the spray will provide relief to the respiratory system, and anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

A pre-made eucalyptus shower spa mist with essential oils works in the same way.

To make your own you’ll need the following:

  • 1 8oz spray bottle
  • ¼ (2 fl oz) cup of grain alcohol of at least 140 proof
  • 6 fl oz of distilled water
  • 30 drops of eucalyptus oil

To make the spray, add the alcohol and 30 drops of oil to the bottle. Swirl it around a bit and then fill the bottle up the rest of the way with distilled water.

fresh eucalyptus plant to hang in shower

Fresh eucalyptus plant to hang in the shower

In addition to using eucalyptus oil in your shower products, you can also hang eucalyptus bundles in the shower. This is an easy and natural way to enjoy the benefits of the oil. The bundles of fresh eucalyptus leaves can be found on Amazon, at many florists or even some grocery stores.

Here’s how to use it:

Trim it

Remove the eucalyptus leaves from the bottom of 7 to 10 eucalyptus branches.

Release the oil

Place the leaves of the eucalyptus bundles on a cutting board or flat surface and use a rolling pin or hammer to flatten them. Be careful not to apply too much pressure as it may break the leaves apart. The flattened leaves will have a stronger fragrance because you have helped release all the natural healing oils in them.

If you don’t have a rolling pin or hammer, you can also use a cylindrical container such as a wine bottle to press the leaves to release the oils for the aromatherapy benefits.​​

Make a bouquet

Gather the eucalyptus branches together with the cut ends at the same level. Use twine or string to tie the branches in place with a knot. Make sure to secure it with double and triple knots. Leave a length of about 20 inches (51 cm) of string.

Hang it on the shower head pipe

Tie the fresh eucalyptus bundle up to the shower head but try to make sure that the water doesn’t pass over the leaves. You will get the aroma when it is dry and not wet. 

The essential oils will last roughly 10 days before you need to get another one. After roughly a week of it hanging there, you can gently rough up the leaves to activate more oil if the scent seems to be fading. 

Bottom Line

Once you know how to use eucalyptus oil in the shower, you will definitely make it a regular part of your routine. It has many benefits such as respiratory benefits, anti-inflammatory properties, antimicrobial properties, and invigorating scent. It’s easy to incorporate and it can be done in many ways. With a few drops of eucalyptus oil in your shower, you can enjoy all the benefits it has to offer.

Denise

Denise

Hi we're Denise and Tony! We are new homeowners and the bathroom is our favorite room. We made this blog to help others like ourselves get all the useful information needed to build a better bathroom all in one place!

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