The eucalyptus, at the spa and at home | Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau

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Wellness step #15: Enjoy the benefits of eucalyptus

During your stay at Bota Bota, the soothing scent of our eucalyptus essential oil will have surely tickled your nostrils. On the boat or in the gardens, it accompanies you along your water circuit, providing you with the best relaxation, making it our flagship aroma aboard.

The eucalyptus is known for its soothing benefits on the respiratory tract. Easy to obtain, this plant and its virtues can be useful at the spa, as well as at home.


You would like to recreate the benefits of the sauna at home? Nothing’s easier. Simply hang a bouquet of eucalyptus on your shower head. Its benefits will be activated with the warmth of hot water, for clear airways and a relaxing atmosphere!

photo: Angelica Baini


It seems that in winter as well as in the summer, we are not immune to a cold. Between the temperature differences outside and inside and our darling -40 degrees in the middle of February, our body leads a hard life.

In order to decongest your sinuses, The Trappers recommend a DIY at home balm:

– ½ cup of coconut oil

– 2 tbsp. of beeswax (or 1 tablespoon of candelilla wax for a vegan version)

– 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

– 20 drops of peppermint essential oil

– 10 drops of cineole rosemary essential oil

– 5 drops of tea tree essential oil


There are many benefits for the body brought on by eucalyptus – but what about for the mind?

This plant’s beauty certainly doesn’t go unnoticed and decorating your home with it seems to be the best way to enjoy it every day, to soften and calm our environment. A bouquet composed only of dried eucalyptus or added to a floral composition will be the centerpiece of your living room or bedroom, diffusing the most beautiful scents in these rooms.

photo: Jacalyn Beales

Cover photo: Tim Chow