The Winter Health Essential Your Shower Is Missing

by Stephanie Maida · November 13, 2018

    There are so many fun things you can do in the shower. On the PG side, there's the "liberating, carnal" act of eating an orange. You can also drink beer or stage a private karaoke session. But in the wellness world, where au naturel remedies reign supreme, showers are also the best place to cure a cold - all you need is one simple, and rather pretty, adornment.

    Behold, a spa-worthy bundle of fresh eucalyptus. Now, the secret does not involve consuming these leaves, à la an adorable Koala bear, but rather hanging them from your shower head for a steamy, congestion-clearing rinse that utilizes the health benefits of aromatherapy.

    Known for its anti-inflammatory, respiratory-improving properties, the fresh eucalyptus leaves are full of beneficial oils that become activated through the steam of hot water. Not only will this essential make your bathroom seem (and smell) extra luxurious, it'll also make you feel better during sniffle season.

    You can find a fresh bunch at your local farmers market, or, conveniently enough, order some online.

    [Photo via @practicallysensible]