Do you want a spa experience without the spa? DIY Eucalyptus Shower Spray Recipe
Have you heard the latest craze of buying fresh eucalyptus leaves and putting them in your shower? This is a great idea if you are congested or just want that spa experience when you don't have time to actually make it to the spa.
This last year, my girlfriends and I had a girls getaway to a local resort. On one of the days we booked appointments in the spa for the ultimate relaxation. After my steam room and massage, it was off to the shower. In the shower they had the spa's brand of eucalyptus shower spray. Let me tell you that spray made my shower heaven. Of course they were selling the spray in their retail area, but the I wondered to myself, why I would pay for this when I have all of the ingredients to make this easily (and cheaply) at home?
All you need is a glass bottle, some eucalyptus oil, either witch hazel or everclear and distilled water. This spray bottle technique is way stronger than placing eucalyptus leaves on top of the shower head, plus it’s so hard to find fresh leaves, they are expensive and you have to change them biweekly.
Here is all you need to know to get your relaxation on with your very own DIY eucalyptus shower spray:
First I use a glass bottle as opposed to a plastic one because eucalyptus oil can eat away at the plastic. Of course the downfall to this is having a glass bottle in the shower. Be careful not to drop it. I like to use a blue or brown bottle to keep them from direct sunlight. I use a 4 oz bottle.
Second you will need some eucalyptus essential oil. I prefer to get my essential oils from Revive or Simply Earth, but you can use what you have. You will not be spraying it on your skin.
Third you will need everclear or witch hazel. I prefer witch hazel but i have friends that prefer everclear.
Last you will need distilled water and a funnel to pour your ingredients into the bottle.
For a 4 oz bottle I use 20 drops of eucalyptus oil, 4 tsp of witch hazel (or everclear) and fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water.
I like my spray a little stronger, you may not like it as strong. I suggest you start 10 drops of eucalyptus and two drops of witch hazel, and you can make it stronger from there. The general rule is 1 teaspoon of witch hazel for every 5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Then fill the rest with distilled water.
TO USE IN THE SHOWER:
Get your shower steamy hot with water and spray the eucalyptus spray, in a downward motion on the wall of the shower. Next inhale deeply and embrace the calmness of the shower.
If you are taking a shower before bed, try adding in some lavender oil as well.
ENJOY !! Let me know how you like it.