Essential Oils to Keep in the Washroom
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
I have all my essential oils on display in my kitchen. They’re lined up on a little wooden board and I feel like a master mixologist when I get to saunter over and pick whichever ones I want to diffuse. But while the kitchen is “home base” for my oils, there are also certain ones that live in my bathroom. Here are a few great uses for them.
Geranium is a beautiful oil to keep in the bathroom—it’s floral and fresh, while its slightly minty aroma makes it nice to add to home cleaning products. The balancing properties are also super beneficial for skincare—whether it be in a face or full body steam, or even a homemade face oil. Plus, a few drops of Geranium in the bath during summer is like soaking in a floral oasis (if you want to indulge further and add floral petals to your tub, we support your choices).
This one is a no-brainer. Eucalyptus is so invigorating in the shower—add 3 drops to your palms and rub them together to intensify the aroma. It’s a mini spa moment you can enjoy all to yourself. Eucalyptus also works well as a disinfectant thanks to its antibacterial properties, which is why we love using it as a makeup brush cleaner by mixing a few drops with water and letting our brushes soak for 15 minutes.
So fresh and so clean. While we don’t recommend putting peppermint in the bath (it can sting more sensitive areas), we love using it as a natural mouthwash. Our most recent obsession is adding 5 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Lemon essential oil to a spray bottle with 1 cup of water and and misting our shower after every use—just to keep it smelling fresh, light, and bright.
Washrooms are great places for rituals, and these oils are sure to help.