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Casa Quickie: Bathroom Eucalyptus

Apartment Therapy recently shared this photo from a reader who used eucalyptus to create a spa-like showering environment. It's such a simple, satisfying trick. Just hang a few branches of eucalyptus inside your shower curtain, and as soon as the steam from your shower hits the plant, your bathroom will be infused with this plant's cleansing scent. Eucalyptus has a high concentration of menthol, and its scent can aid in congestion and asthma symptoms. Good smelling, and good for you.


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anne_ anne_ 9 years
great idea indeed.
Lucky-D Lucky-D 9 years
it is a good idea, maybe this is stupid question : but would it attract insect? I always afraid those flying insect......
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'd love to try this. What a great idea especially if you had a cold or allergies.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
I love gathering sprigs of eucalyptus and placing them around the house. I feel better, I breathe better -- and the scent is not oppressively heavy. Never thought to place some in the bathroom, near the shower. Great tip!
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 9 years
great idea- just make sure you don't get the stuff that's dyed a different color- the dye would definitely bleed all over your shower curtain. i made a wreath with red eucalyptus for my front door and after it rained there was red dye all over the front step!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
My parents used to do this with a bunch of it when I was sick and had nasty coughs. It would be relaxing and sooth my chest.
chanel-aholic chanel-aholic 9 years
The Omni Hotels do this! It's really relaxing!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I'm buying some today!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Neat idea. Alas I have shower doors. :(
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
misschester~ if you used the fake stuff from the arts & crafts store it would defeat the purpose of having the smell of eucalyptus in your shower. not sure if you were joking or just did not understand.
tsp tsp 9 years
very cool! i'm definitely going to do that one.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
My mother always has these around the house and she would often throw a few leaves into boiling water.
Home Home 9 years
You can find eucalyptus at any flower shop; it's often used as filler in bouquets!
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I keep several plants in my bathroom for this reason. I have yet to do it, but have always wanted to suspend dowels or lattice or something to the ceiling over my shower for vines to hang from, and then encourage them to grow down the sides of the shower. I want to make it so I can simply lift up and remove the whole grid at once for cleaning, but otherwise it would be like showering in a mini jungle. :D
misschester misschester 9 years
That is a good idea! Do you use that fake stuff from arts and craft stores?
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
What a great tip!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
That is a sweet idea :) where could I find some? A garden store?
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