As a person who has easily spent way too much money on aromatherapy home and bathroom products including skin care, bath and shower products, candles and incense, I recently found a terrific natural approach to aromatherapy guaranteed to lift your spirits and your immune system.
Head over to your local flower shop or crafts store and pick up a small bundle of eucalyptus, mint, or lavender and some natural garden twine. Hang the bundles off of your shower curtain rod using the twine, close to the shower head but out of the way enough so it won’t get too wet when you turn the shower on.
If you have a cold or would like to boost your immune system, eucalyptus is a natural decongestant. The steam from the shower will release the scent throughout your bathroom and it will also clear up your cold and prevent it from returning and others from attacking.
Mint is also used as a throat soother, if you’ve looked through your local store’s cold and flu section, you may have noticed some products that aid in the soothing of the throat or medicines that get rid of sore throats and most often, those products contain mint. What not a lot of people know is that mint can also aid indigestion, helping stomach aches and also chest pains.
Lavender is my favorite plant for aromatherapy. Lavender as an essential oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and it is also used to naturally soothe headaches if applied to the temples; I used to get horrible stress headaches and ended up buying myself a natural body salve with lavender essential oils that worked wonderfully. Breathing lavender in has a calming effect and it is used to soothe stress, aches and pains and is best for you when exposed to it right before bed, as it produces a deeper sleep rid of stress that is most often carried with you into sleep making you wake even more tired than you were before you went to bed and still carrying emotional baggage and stress.
This little trick can even be used just to put a nice, natural fragrance in your bathroom that will last for a few weeks.
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What a wonderful idea! I am defintely going to try this. I have horrible allergies and the eucalyptus would be so soothing!
What a great idea! I am an becoming an aromatherapy addict, and am looking forward to trying this. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am looking forward to reading more of yours.
This is a nice post. As I am getting more into using natural “cures” for ailments there was a few things in this post I didn’t realize…such as the eculyptus information. I did know about lavender (by the way, I have heard that lavender is also really good for antibacterial uses too?). And don’t forget about using aloe (get an aloe plant–they are REALLY easy to care for) and then you will have it for minor scraps and burns.
Nice to read about these things….ooh–and I love mint as well. I get some mint decaf green tea to drink at night….so relaxing. And chamomile is another one of my favorites.
Thanks again for sharing this great information.
Lavender smells great. really help me to calm down when i’m in stressed.
I create an essential oil blend of 10 parts lavender, peppermint and lemon, with 90 parts water into a garden spray bottle. This is a great blend to disinfect the house and refreshen up the environment. Simply shake well before using and spray to clean benches or simply into the air.
Very interesting! And timely! I bought lavender today and some rosemary … and I love the scent of eucalyptus which always reminds me of home (California).
I’ll be hanging up what I’ve got and heading back to the nursery tomorrow for more!
P.S. I’ll also post a link to this in my community – always on the look out for great ideas to re-energize tired women!
Thats a great tip about the shower.
What a great idea! I usually burn my sinus relief or eucalyptus candles, but this is worth a try!
Thank you for sharing it!
Great Idea! it’s very natural & Green too. I also use lavender to reduce my headache. But I think you can try sweet marjoram. It has pain relieving and muscle relaxing properties. I found sweet marjoram better in reducing my headache compare to lavender.
I use Aromatherapy to relax. It’s very successful method and REAL works!