Eucalyptus Shower Spray Recipe: Fight Cold & Flu Symptoms Naturally

I am loving this new Eucalyptus Shower Spray recipe! At the time of this writing, it’s winter, which means it’s that time of year for colds, flu and all the nasty upper respiratory infections. Not to mention the fact the world is battling a pandemic that is also an upper respiratory infection. BLEH!

I can’t take OTC medications because they make my heart race plus I have high blood pressure. I have always had to rely on natural remedies, even before I knew how much I loved them and essential oils! To fight a stuffy nose and chest congestion, my #1 favorite oil is Eucalyptus essential oil. I made our oldest daughter a gift basket for Christmas filled with natural Eucalyptus symptom relievers for cold and flu. She works with children so she has been exposed to every virus out there! I made her some shower steamers but I hadn’t thought to make a Eucalyptus shower spray! So, I just did and thought you may enjoy it too.

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Eucalyptus Shower Spray

It is super simple to make this Eucalyptus shower spray, and even easier to use. It only calls for 3 ingredients:

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil – my 2 favorite brands are Simply Earth (pictured) and RMO (affiliate link)
  • Distilled Water (see note below)
  • Grain Alcohol

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I make this Eucalyptus shower spray 1 ounce at a time. You could double it and still use it pretty quickly. The alcohol will provide a decent shelf life, but, any time I use water in a recipe and don’t include a different preservative, I like to make smaller batches to use quicker. As I mentioned, though, the alcohol does act as a preservative and will help it keep several months at least.


You can make this Eucalyptus shower spray with just grain alcohol (or rubbing alcohol) and essential oil and the shelf life will be very long. I just worry what the high alcohol content will do to my shower walls so I diluted it with water. You can use the method you prefer.

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To make this Eucalyptus shower spray (printable recipe card and label below) just add 1 TBSP grain alcohol, like Everclear, to a 1 ounce PET plastic, HDPE plastic or glass spray bottle. I prefer plastic since I’m using it in the shower and tend to drop things.

Next add 20 drops Eucalyptus essential oil and swirl to mix. I let this mixture sit about 30 minutes before adding my water. You don’t have to wait, I just think it helps the oils and alcohol solubilize a bit. Water and oils don’t mix but the oils will mix into the alcohol pretty well.

Then I add 1 TBSP of distilled water. Using distilled helps with the shelf life as well. I’m using 20 drops here and not using a dilution since it is for aromatherapy only. It isn’t going onto your skin and you will only be using it when you are sick so a higher amount should be ok.

Shake to mix. Spray onto your shower walls BEFORE getting in. Turn the shower on, get in and enjoy the decongestant power of Eucalyptus essential oil! Ahhhhhh

If you find the scent too strong, only spray once and use less Eucalyptus like maybe 5 drops next time you make it.

For the grain alcohol, I prefer a high proof Everclear. I’m talking 190 proof, but if you can only find 150 proof, that is fine too. If you prefer to use Witch Hazel, that is also fine. Just note the shelf life will only be a few weeks, even if you omit the water so only make an ounce at a time and use it quickly. Anything with water or water based ingredients, like witch hazel can mold very quickly. Storing it in the refrigerator can help extend the shelf life a bit but not much longer.

Here’s your printable recipe card and a printable label for your bottle is below.

This Eucalyptus shower spray recipe is safe to use with children 10+ and it is NOT considered pet safe. As always, use with caution, discontinue use and seek medical care if any irritation. Always use essential oils and natural products at your own risk and do your own research into the safety.

NOTE: As with any product, supplement, etc, always use with caution and please do research before using! Essential oils are VERY concentrated and some may interfere with certain medications and health conditions. For instance, I have high blood pressure and need to be careful when using rosemary essential oil. So, please, do your research before use and use with caution. With that said, essential oils can be an amazing addition to your health and wellness and natural home. This is in no way intended to be used as medical advice and we cannot be held responsible for your results.

Eucalyptus Shower Spray Recipe

Eucalyptus Shower Spray

Eucalyptus Shower Spray

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Solubilize Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Use this spray on your shower walls to help relieve congestion


  • 20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 1 TBSP Grain Alcohol, like Everclear
  • 1 TBSP Distilled Water


  1. Pour grain alcohol into spray bottle
  2. Add essential oil
  3. Swirl to mix and optionally allow to sit 20 - 30 minutes to solubilize
  4. Add distilled water and shake to mix
  5. Spray onto walls of shower before getting in
  6. Turn on water and enjoy!


You can make this with just grain alcohol (or rubbing alcohol) and essential oil and the shelf life will be very long. I just worry what the high alcohol content will do to my shower walls so I diluted it with water. You can use the method you prefer.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Here is a printable label to put on your bottle. It is a 1″ label I created using Avery labels (6450), found here, and their Design Space software. The download is in pdf form and should print on their 1″ round labels just fine. Let me know if you have any problems and I’ll try to troubleshoot for you. To attach, print on the Avery labels OR regular printer paper that you will then cut out or use a 1″ hole punch. Cover with packaging tape to create a waterproof label.

Eucalyptus Shower Spray Labels Sample

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Let me know if you try this Eucalyptus Shower Spray recipe. I hope it helps with any congestion or stuffy noses you may have!

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