Who knows why something on Pinterest suddenly takes off and gets pinned over and over by thousands of users? The ideas aren’t always advisable — please, please, please, don’t set your makeup with hairspray or add the contents of a glowstick to your nail polish — but sometimes something strikes the masses as brilliant and everyone and their mother has the Pin of the Moment on one of their boards. Luckily, the latest must-pin beauty idea is actually a really good one and it will have you running to the nearest garden center — or Australia.
NewBeauty reports that pins recommending hanging eucalyptus in the shower have been up a whopping 317 percent year over year on Pinterest. And it’s not just because it looks pretty. Eucalyptus is a self-care treasure trove.
“Eucalyptus trees give off a wonderfully refreshing and clean aroma, and the oil from the eucalyptus leaves has many health and wellness benefits,” Bella Schneider, CEO and founder of LaBelle Day Spas & Salons, tells Allure. And those benefits can be drawn out by the steam from your shower’s hot water. “Hanging some fresh branches in the shower creates a mini at-home spa experience in your shower and can give you that extra boost when you’re feeling sluggish in the morning.”
The pin above links to a Gardenista post that recommends bundling “a few boughs of fragrant eucalyptus into a bath bouquet — also known as a tussie-mussie — to hang from the shower head arm.” Just be sure the eucalyptus doesn’t hang in the way of the water stream so you can get the most aromatherapeutic benefits.
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