Every once in a while I add a few drops of essential oil into the tub before taking a shower. The oil hits the hot water and my shower is immediately transformed. At night, I grab for lavender, but to wake me up in the morning I use anything with a eucalyptus blend.
So I thought why not try the real thing? Simply gather fresh eucalyptus (I found it at Trader Joe’s) and tie the ends, securing behind the shower head and out of the direct stream of water. The herb interacts with the heat and releases the healing essential oil, helping to clear congestion and can be left in the shower for up to a week. ~Brandee
photos by Maryanne Cabrera