How To Make DIY Eucalyptus Shower Spray For Congestion

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This DIY Eucalyptus Shower Spray only uses 3 ingredients and takes less than 1 minute to make!  It is such a simple recipe that has huge benefits for your health.

Eucalyptus spray has so many great benefits & is the perfect scent to use in the shower.  It has a very spa-like smell.  Plus, it helps to alleviate a handful of health conditions when used as an aromatherapy shower spray.

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Benefits of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has so many health benefits.  It is a natural way to alleviate common issues and cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, stuffy nose, & respiratory infections.  It can also help to alleviate pain that you might be experiencing during flu season.

Eucalyptus is also great for other benefits besides just health conditions.  The essential oil spray helps to open airways, give energy, help relaxation & provides mental clarity due to its refreshing aroma.

How To Make

Making eucalyptus spray is so much easier than making eucalyptus shower steamers or bath bombs.  When you make the steamers, you have to have a silicone mold and extra ingredients to make them solid.

You can have a eucalyptus steam shower with this spray instead of spending more time and money on making DIY shower steamers. It has the exact same benefits!


The tools for this recipe are very straightforward.  You just need a glass spray bottle and small funnel.  The funnel is totally optional.  You can work without it, but it does help to prevent spills as you pour.

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You just need 3 ingredients for this basic recipe.  High proof alcohol, drops of eucalyptus oil, & distilled water.

  • ¼ Cup alcohol (preferably everclear, but vodka works too)
  • 35-40 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 3/4 Cup Distilled water (or boiled & cooled filtered water)

There are some variations you can use when it comes to these ingredients.

The best alcohol to use is everclear since it is 190 proof.  Vodka will work as well, if that is all you have on hand.  If you prefer not to use alcohol, you can opt for witch hazel.

When it comes to the eucalyptus, you can use either eucalyptus radiata or eucalyptus globulus oil for your spray.  Both are a great way to treat respiratory symptoms during this time of year.

Lastly, if you can’t get distilled water at the grocery store, then you can boil water & let it cool at home instead.

For extra breathing support, you can choose to add menthol crystals to your spray bottle.


Not only are the ingredients simple, but putting it all together is simple too! 

You just need to use a funnel to pour the ingredients into your spray bottle and give it a good shake.  Then, you’ll spray 5-10 spritzes in the shower and use hot water to create steam as you shower.

This recipe is so easy to make and works wonders for your health!

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How To Store

I just keep this shower spray handy by the shower.  Be careful with the glass bottle as it can get slippery when wet.

You want to make sure it is in an airtight container and keep it out of direct sunlight so it will stay fresh.  I try to use the spray within 1-3 months for freshness.

You also should avoid using a plastic bottle because the eucalyptus oil can start to eat away at it.  The glass bottle is the best option for this recipe.

How To Use

To use this shower spray, spritz it around your shower wall and floors.  Turn your shower on to very hot water so it starts to create steam.  A steamy shower is the best way to get the benefits from the eucalyptus spray.

For the best shower experience, you can put hot water and the eucalyptus spray on a wet washcloth.  Place your face on the wash cloth and take deep breaths.  You will notice your congestion and air ways opening up right away.

If you don’t have time to take a shower, then you can also use this spray as a room spray.  Spritz it around the area that you’re in and start enjoying the benefits.

Best Essential Oils

My favorite essential oil brand is Edens Garden.  Their oils are of great quality and the prices are very reasonable.

You can mix other essential oils into your eucalyptus shower spray for added benefits.  Lavender essential oil is a very popular choice to mix with eucalyptus for sickness.

Some other essential oils that make a good blend of essential oils with Eucalyptus are

  • Lavender
  • Fir
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Spruce
  • Cypress
  • Lemon
  • Cedarwood
  • Sweet orange

Shower With Eucalyptus Bundle

If you don’t want to use essential oil or you just want to add more eucalyptus to your shower, then you can use fresh eucalyptus leaves.  Check one of your local health food stores to see if they carry fresh or dried eucalyptus.

This is another easy way to experience the benefits of eucalyptus while you’re sick.

Just use a rubber band or baker’s twine to tie around the stems to make a eucalyptus bundle.  Then, use a 1-2 foot length of string to tie the bundle around your shower head. 

The hanging eucalyptus combined with the steam of your shower will smell great! The fragrant oil from the fresh eucalyptus has the same benefits as the eucalyptus shower spray. 

You can leave the leaves hanging in your shower for 1-4 weeks.

Who Can Use Eucalyptus Spray

It’s always best to do your own research to make sure natural products are right for you.  Eucalyptus is a natural product and is safe to use for most.

Eucalyptus is thought to be relatively safe for pregnant women.  Do research before using it on young children.  It can be used for children above the age of 10, and possibly younger with supervision. 

Again, you should research it for yourself to make sure you’re comfortable using it.

FAQs about eucalyptus shower spray

This recipe calls for simple ingredients: 1/4 cup everclear, 3/4 cup distilled water, & 35 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.

Making your own shower spray is an easy way to make your shower smell like eucalyptus. You can also hang a eucalyptus bundle on your shower head and let the steam draw out the smell.

Absolutely! It is a great oil to use when you’re feeling under the weather and need a pick me up.

Other essential oils that go well with eucalyptus are lavender, thyme, cedar wood, cypress, peppermint, lemon, or sweet orange.

Final Thoughts On Eucalyptus Shower Spray

Next time you’re feeling under the weather, give this spray a try.  You will be surprised at how quickly it works to relieve your congestion and other symptoms.

Even if you’re not feeling sick, this spray is great for relaxation and mental health.  You can use it any time!

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Yield: 8oz

Eucalyptus Shower Spray

Eucalyptus Shower Spray

This DIY Eucalyptus Shower Spray only uses 3 ingredients and takes less than 1 minute to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • ¼ Cup of alcohol (preferably everclear, but vodka works too)
  • 35-40 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 3/4 cups of Distilled water (or boiled & cooled filtered water)


  1. Combine ingredients in spray bottle
  2. Give it a good shake
  3. Spray 5-10 spritzes in shower on walls and floor
  4. Take hot shower to create steam


  • Don't use a plastic bottle as eucalyptus can eat away at it
  • Use witch hazel in place of alcohol if you prefer
  • Store in dark place for 1-3 months

Nutrition Information:

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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  1. What a great idea. I just saw someone hanging fresh eukalyptus in the shower. My husband does not want this so I was looking for other options. So glad I found this post.

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