ISSUE 69  |  Spring Cleaning

Design Sleuth: Instant Spa Bathroom

April 25, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Blame it on the fact that I live in California, but I believe that every bathing experience should be an opportunity for another spa treatment. Here’s a genius idea, via Free People, for instantly transforming your morning shower into a meditative moment:

Photography via Free People.


Above: Bundle a few boughs of fragrant eucalyptus into a bath bouquet–also known as a Tussie-Mussie–to hang from the shower head arm. The soothing scent of eucalyptus oil is used in aromatherapy to clear the mind as well as to reduce swelling in your mucus membranes.


Above: All you need to make a eucalyptus Tussie-Mussie is a few branches and twine. A Preserved Eucalyptus Branch with long-lasting scent is $8.99 from Dried Decor and a ball of natural, unpolished Jute Twine is $1.93 from Dick Blick.

For step-by-step instructions, see Free People.


Above: For more fragrant bouquets you can make for the bath, see DIY: Toss in a Tussie-Mussie.