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How To: Take the Best Eucalyptus Shower Ever (With Fresh Leaves)

4 showers with eucalyptus bundles in them examples

There are many different ways to set up your shower to let the amazing Eucalyptus aroma fill the room! Here are some of our tips to make your eucalyptus shower the best it can be. We touch on not only how to hang your bundle but also how to prepare your bundle for your home.

Of course, you'll need a eucalyptus bundle to follow this guide! If you don't have one already, check out Self-Care Shower's array of bundles (including Lavender!) here.


Quick Start:

Here are a few quick tips on how to prepare your eucalyptus, or dive into the details further down!

If you want to place your eucalyptus in water follow these steps:

  1. Remove from the box as soon as possible
    Unpack your eucalyptus bundle first
  2. Trim off any dead ends that may have appeared
  3. Trim stems about 1 inch from the base

    Trim eucalyptus stems one inch from base to allow water to flow

  4. Place in cool water overnight
  5. Leave in vase and enjoy! Changing the water if it gets dark is recommended. 

If you want to place your eucalyptus in the shower follow these steps:

  1. Remove your eucalyptus from the box, trim off any dead ends, and trim stems one inch from the base.
  2. Place trimmed stems in cool water overnight to rehydrate eucalyptus
  3. Roll the eucalyptus bundle with a wine bottle or other object to release fragrant oils in the eucalyptus. This can be sticky, make sure to roll the bundle outside or over paper, and make sure to clean your hands and the area afterwards. Note: This will cause the eucalyptus to dry out faster. If you would like the eucalyptus to last the longest, place in a vase without rolling! 

     How to roll your eucalyptus bundle to release fresh scent

Shower Placement:

 

Person hanging a bundle of eucalyptus in their shower

Image from: Ricola

Now the most important part, the placement of the bundle in the shower. You can place your bundle almost anywhere in the shower but it is best to follow these general hanging rules.

The most important part of hanging eucalyptus in your shower is to make sure the eucalyptus not directly in the water flow, this can reduce the life of the eucalyptus. The best placement is in a spot in the shower that the steam will reach, usually higher up. Also, don't forget to check on your Eucalyptus occasionally if it has been in your shower for a week or so.

Eucalyptus Preparation and Rehydration:

Eucalyptus lying on wood

Especially during summer months, eucalyptus can dry out fast. This is not an issue, as dry eucalyptus can easily be rehydrated. We recommend trimming an inch off the stems, washing in cool water, and placing in cool (not cold!) water overnight. Do this immediately on receiving your eucalyptus. Once this process is complete, your freshly hydrated eucalyptus is ready for use! 

In summary, to hydrate your eucalyptus:

 

 

Now, rolling your eucalyptus. While this isn't a necessary step, we find that this can make the eucalyptus a little more fragrant. First, of course, give your eucalyptus a gentle wash in cool water. After letting it dry out, prepare an area you can clean easily and grab a wine bottle (or something round!). Finally, carefully and gently roll the eucalyptus to release some of its oils. This will help the shower steam spread the leaves aroma around the shower.

A final touch may be to add one or two drops of essential oils, to your preference to the stems. These can become overpowering fast, so it is best to start with less!

How Long Does it Last:

Eucalyptus bundles can last for a 1-4 weeks in the shower. To extend the life of the bundle, florists recommend placing the bundle in water, and changing the water frequently. When placing in water, trimming the stems one half to a full inch can also help for water absorption.

 


Thats it! If you have any tips you usually follow with your Eucalyptus, we'd love to hear them. Send us an email at contact@selfcareshower.com and we might even add them to the article.

 

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