The Benefits of Eucalyptus in Your Shower

It seems like everyone wants to get their hands on eucalyptus these days, and it’s easy to see why! Eucalyptus packs a ton of benefits like reducing pain and promoting relaxation, especially when used in the shower. Plus, eucalyptus plants are super cute and smell amazing!

Disclaimer: At Cait + Co., we are not medical professionals. If you are interested in ingredients for medical use, please consult a doctor.

What Is Eucalyptus?

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is a gorgeous plant with benefits that match its beauty. Eucalyptus oil can be harvested from the leaves and makes for a great additive to skincare products and self-care goodies. 

What Are the Benefits of Eucalyptus in the Shower?

Eucalyptus can be added as an essential oil in diffusers or as an ingredient in haircare and skincare products. However, one of the easiest ways to reap its benefits is through shower steamers! Here are a couple of benefits you can experience with eucalyptus in your shower: 

Physical Health

The steam from a hot shower combined with the already amazing properties of eucalyptus = an ultra-soothing shower experience. Just take in some deep breaths and relax. If you’re under the weather, you may experience more benefits as your sinuses begin to open up, allowing you to finally breathe through that stuffy nose. 

Mental Health

A shower is already soothing as-is, but you can easily elevate the experience with eucalyptus. Whatever you’re juggling – be it a stressful job, kids, partners, friendships, or family –  you deserve to take some time for yourself to unwind. What’s more, essential oils - like those derived from eucalyptus and used in our Eucalyptus and Aloe Shower Steamer - promote relaxation, which is just what you need to recenter yourself and take charge of your mental health. 

How to Do a Eucalyptus Steam Shower

Incorporating eucalyptus into your shower routine is easy, and there are several ways to do so. Since keeping live eucalyptus leaves in the shower can be hard to keep up with or not practical in small bathrooms, we recommend using another tool, like our Cait + Co Eucalyptus Shower Steamer, to reap all the benefits without the hassle!

Never heard of a shower steamer before? They’re going to be your new best friend. 

A fizzy block infused with good-for-you ingredients (like eucalyptus), shower steamers are essentially a bath bomb for the shower. And bonus, they’re super easy to use! 

Each Cait + Co shower steamer comes with its own drawstring mesh bag so you can hang it in your shower to enjoy it during multiple sessions. Just make sure you keep the bag out of direct water except for while activating it at the beginning of each shower. Once activated, the shower steamer will fill your bathroom with the most soothing eucalyptus scents that will completely elevate your shower experience. 

Our eucalyptus-based shower steamers are also infused with other quality ingredients to make your self-care routine all the more incredible!

Prefer a Eucalyptus Bath?

If you’re not a shower person, don’t worry: we've got everything you need for the perfect bath experience, too! Our Eucalyptus + Aloe Aromatherapy Collection comes complete with an Aromatherapy Bath Salt Soak infused with essential oils, plus a Handcrafted Body Cream and Aromatherapy Shower Steamer for when you do decide it’s shower time.

For a tranquil, relaxing night in, fill your tub with warm water, add your bath soak, and take deep breaths to help you open up and unwind. After your soak, apply a generous amount of our Eucalyptus + Aloe Handcrafted Body Cream to seal in all the benefits, keeping the skin feeling refreshed and healthy. 

Reap the Benefits

With so many trendy skincare ingredients out there, it can be a little difficult to narrow down your choices. But, rest assured, eucalyptus is a tried and true option that has been around for centuries – and it’s incredibly easy to incorporate into your shower routine!

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