Taking a shower is already a relaxing experience, but did you know that you can make it even more luxurious with just a simple wooden clothespin and your favorite essential oil? This shower hack is perfect for anyone in the 45-65 age group looking to enhance their shower routine and create a spa-like atmosphere at home.

Wooden Clothespin and Essential Oil

The Clothespin Essential Oil Shower Hack

What you’ll need:

  • Wooden clothespin (plastic won’t work)
  • Your favorite essential oil scent


  1. Pick your oil: Not all essential oils are created equal, so it’s important to choose high-quality products that contain pure plant compounds without any additives or synthetic oils. Look for brands with a good reputation. Here are some scent suggestions to get you started:
    • Lavender: A popular, subtly floral scent that aids with sleep and relaxation.
    • Roman chamomile: Calming with a lightly floral and herbal smell.
    • Rose: Helps with anxiety and has a pleasantly familiar scent.
    • Vetiver: A smoky, woody, sweet scent that relaxes the body and boosts moods.
    • Citrus oils (orange, grapefruit, lemon): Gives a fresh and energizing feeling to your shower.
    • Any essential oil that smells good to you! You can even mix two or three scents together.
  2. Apply the oil: The clothespin should be wooden so that it can soak in the oil. Simply place a few drops of oil onto both sides of the clothespin. No need to drench it, as you can reapply the oil depending on how often you use the shower.
  3. Clip it to your showerhead: Now, clip the clothespin to the top edge of your showerhead where it won’t get wet. As the hot water steam fills the shower, it will release the scent into the air, creating a spa-like atmosphere. If the clothespin doesn’t fit on your showerhead, you can clip it to your shower curtain or any other area where the steam can reach it without getting wet.
  4. Enjoy the heavenly aroma: While essential oils don’t have scientific backing for healing and restoring effects, they can certainly improve your mood, help you relax, and provide an energizing experience. Deep breathing in the shower with a pleasant scent can lead to additional health benefits such as reduced stress, improved digestion, pain relief, and lowered blood pressure. Take a few deliberate breaths and embrace the soothing power of your favorite essential oil. Whether you shower in the morning or before bed, a simple refreshing and calming aroma can have a positive impact on your day or night.

However, it’s important to note that essential oils may cause side effects such as rashes, allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and headaches. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using the oils immediately. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid using essential oils until more research is conducted on their effects. Additionally, essential oils can have adverse reactions in children and pets, so be cautious when using them around them. And remember, essential oils should never be ingested under any circumstances.

More Tips For Pleasant-Smelling Bathrooms

Here are some additional tips to keep your bathroom smelling fresh and pleasant:

  • Clear drains once a month: Drains can become clogged with gunk from hair and debris, leading to unpleasant odors. To clean your drains, mix baking soda and vinegar. Pour about a cup of baking soda into the drain and let it sit for a few hours. Then, cover the baking soda with approximately a cup of vinegar. After fifteen minutes, rinse the cleaners away with boiling water. This simple cleaning hack can keep your drains odor-free.

  • Check the towels: Washcloths, bath towels, and hand towels can harbor musky smells. Make sure to wash and replace them on a weekly basis or more often. If your towels are no longer soft or have a lingering smell even after being washed, it’s time to invest in new ones.

  • Clean the bathroom regularly: A dirty bathroom can quickly become a stinky bathroom. Keep up with your cleaning routine by wiping down surfaces, spot-cleaning any visible dirt and grime, and scrubbing toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and tiles. Don’t forget about the grout – a cleaning toothbrush and soapy water can make a huge difference in how your bathroom smells.

  • Ensure proper air circulation: Excess moisture in the bathroom can lead to unpleasant odors. After showers or baths, open windows or turn on the exhaust fan to allow excess humidity to escape. This helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause unpleasant smells.

  • Add plants for a natural touch: Plants not only add a visually appealing element to your bathroom but can also provide a pleasant scent. Choose plants that can thrive in the amount of natural light your bathroom receives. Dried herb bouquets can also add an elegant sweetness to your bathroom. Place a dried eucalyptus bouquet beneath the showerhead to release its invigorating scent with the steam.

  • Use a diffuser: If you want a long-lasting and consistent scent in your bathroom, consider using a diffuser. Essential oils can be diffused to maintain a pleasant and fresh aroma. Lavender, mint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, and many other scents are known for their strong aromas that can mask unpleasant odors and promote relaxation. Choose the oil that appeals to your senses and enjoy the delightful experience.

By incorporating these simple tips into your bathroom routine, you can create an inviting and refreshing environment that makes every shower feel like a spa experience. So go ahead, indulge in the luxury of a beautifully scented shower and elevate your self-care routine today.