This is why everyone is hanging eucalyptus bouquets in their showers

We're already in love with this trend

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Self-care is our favorite thing and it’s never been more important than it is right now. We all need to take time for ourselves, to be mindful, and to treat ourselves to a self-care day (or three) whenever we need it. Self-care tips are all over TikTok—and right now everyone’s hanging eucalyptus bouquets in their showers.

TikTok taught us how to make bath tea and the importance of having a spa night routine but this trend is by far our favorite. 

If you're looking to spruce up your bathroom and also treat yourself to a dreamy spa experience, this is definitely for you. Here are the bouquets that people are hanging up in their shower to reap all their benefits. 

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1. Eucalyptus bouquet

First of all, having a eucalyptus bouquet in your shower is seriously aesthetic and bougie, but it also has several health benefits.

Bathroom expert at Drench, Dominic Lees-Bell, explains that: “Eucalyptus helps with congestion—which is very important for the colds and flu season. The oils can also help with pain, swelling, and inflammation.”


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As shown by these TikTokers, all you need to do is pick yourself up some eucalyptus, flatten it and roll it with a rolling pin to release the oils, tie it up into a bouquet and hang it up underneath your shower head. The eucalyptus will be warmed by the water and will fill your bathroom with heavenly smells and essential oils. 


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But that's not all, the best part of this trend is that it works with several plants, including lavender and peppermint.

2. Lavender Bouquet

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A lavender bouquet will add a minimal and pretty touch to your bathroom and is incredible for soothing anxiety. 

Lavender also promotes better sleep, and hanging a bouquet in your shower is ideal if you’re looking to create a perfect sleep environment. If you’re struggling to get your seven to nine hours, having a warm shower full of lavender smells before you go to bed will help you to unwind and prepare for some Zs.

3. Rosemary Bouquet

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Rosemary essential oils relieve fatigue and boost mental activity—so if you’re like us and struggle to wake up, having a bouquet of Rosemary in your shower is a very good idea. In the morning, the rosemary will wake you up, help you concentrate, and boost your mood.

Rosemary has also traditionally been associated with having a good memory.

4. Peppermint Bouquet

Much like rosemary, peppermint wakes you up, boosts energy, and alleviates feelings of nervous tension, stress, and irritability.

It can also help with congestion and circulation. Peppermint has menthol which, when inhaled, creates a cooling effect, so it’s amazing if you have a cold, cough, or sore throat.

But a heads up for pet lovers:
An important thing to remember if you have pets is that essential oils are harmful to animals, so don’t let them anywhere near your bathroom or else avoid this trend. 

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.