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Inspiration: Eucalyptus In the Bathroom

published Dec 16, 2009
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Last winter, when I visited my sister who lived in Italy (I know, lucky!) their showerheads had fresh sprigs of Eucalyptus casually tied on. When you took a hot bath or shower, the steam made the fragrance amazing and it looks like Maxwell has also experimented with Eucalyptus In the Bathroom. It’s inexpensive and easy to do, especially this time of year.

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If you’ve never smelled Eucalyptus, it’s sort of a combination of minty and mediciney. For me, it smells clean and fresh, and makes me instantly relax — especially in the bath. Even our Thanksgiving (male) guests commented on how much they loved it! The sprigs will last for weeks and even after they dry, the shape holds and the smell lingers. I just tied it on with a random ribbon which is easy to take off, but you can use jute or even red for a more festive look.

And like Maxwell noted, be sure NOT to buy the dyed eucalyptus — that would be a messy disaster!

Images: Jeanine Brennan