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Here’s Why You Should Hang Lavender in Your Shower

Two springs of lavender.
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Showers can be a relaxing method to wash off the stress of the day. With warm water and soapy smells, it’s a great way to refresh. But sometimes that’s just not enough to help you relax.

Next time, add some dried lavender to your shower for a more authentic spa experience.

Purchase dried lavender and tie the stems together. Place this bundle behind the shower head so the herbs won’t get wet. The steam and heat from the water will release the natural essential oils to make you feel like you’re at the spa.

Dried Eucalyptus Stems & Lavender Flowers

Create a home spa with lavender and eucalyptus dried herbs.

Essential oils help stimulate your nervous system. They provide incredible benefits for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Lavender is one of the most well-known, popular essential oils and has a variety of benefits. It can lower stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as improve your sleep patterns.

Looking for a smell to wake you up in the morning? Swap out the lavender for eucalyptus to enjoy an energizing scent that can help you get going at the beginning of your day.

As for how long you’ll be able to use the bundles, they’ll last longer than you think. Both lavender and eucalyptus bundles can last between one to four weeks in the shower.

Are you still tossing and turning at night? You can also consider adding essential oils as a bedroom fragrance for a more restful night’s sleep.

Kelsey Opel Kelsey Opel
Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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