This time of year, many of us get at least one bout of congestion or a cough (or both at the same time!). And with the holidays coming up, no one has time to get sick with all the festivities and gatherings with family and friends! Eucalyptus has been used for years and years to relieve both coughing and congestion with much success. Just one little whiff can clear your sinuses!

Here are a few ways that you can use Eucalyptus to keep yourself healthy this season:

Use an Aromatherapy Diffuser

Diffusers are a great way to get essential oils like Eucalyptus in the air of your home to reap all their benefits. Just fill up the tank with water, spritz some Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist into the water, and start diffusing. Keep it running while you go about your day and then keep it by your bed to run at night when congestion and coughs seem to get worse.

Make a natural chest rub

A great way to relieve coughs and congestion is to make a natural chest rub. This is easy AND effective. Just melt down two tablespoons of shea butter in a double boiler, remove from heat, add 12 drops of Eucalyptus Oil and 12 drops of Lavender Oil, stir together, and carefully transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid, and wait for it to set. Use this chest rub at night and your sinuses will thank you!

Take a therapeutic shower

Moisture and humidity are very helpful when it comes to coughs and congestion. Run a steamy-hot shower and use any of our ShowerMists to turn a simple shower into a healing and relaxing experience. Before bed, try our Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist to make sure you get all the benefits of Eucalyptus (decongestant, antibacterial, antiviral, etc.) while also getting all the benefits of Lavender to help you sleep better at night. When you get up in the morning, use our Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist to make sure you are invigorated and ready to take on the day!

Having a cold and being congested isn’t fun, but these natural solutions will help you feel better in no time.