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Photo: joserpizarro (Shutterstock) You may have seen it decorating a fancy foyer on HGTV: eucalyptus, a muted green plant with long stems and circular leaves sprouting along its length. Commonly used in spas and bathhouses, it’s also a popular addition for essential oils diffusers, massage therapy, and aromatherapy. And while spending a day at the spa may not be easy these days, you can add the stress-relieving eucalyptus smell to help bring the spa feel to your own bathroom. Eucalyptus can help relieve stress When made into a tea, eucalyptus releases antioxidants that fight inflammation and can lower stress. Eucalyptus is also known to help with symptoms associated with the common cold. It’s no wonder so many products are made with it : Dr. Bronner’s eucalyptus body wash, Vicks VapoRub, and even cough drops . Add the raw plant to your shower for many of the same aromatherapy effects (or just because you like the smell). Where to get fresh eucalyptus The eucalyptus plant can be found in your local flower shop and in some grocery stores or already bundled on Etsy . Buying a bushel online can range from $35-$249 wholesale, and can come in several variations —the most recognizable is the Argyle Apple eucalyptus , also known as the “True Blue.” Although True Blue is the most popular, no need to be too picky, as they all smell great. The fresher the better, though, as fresh eucalyptus will last longer in your shower. How to use a […]