For most people, the bathroom is a sanctuary of relaxation and tranquility, so we want it to be aesthetically appealing and pleasantly scented. Adding plants to a bathroom can quickly lift its appearance and improve its air quality. For this reason, we at Harvey George curated the best plants that can make your bathroom smell divine.

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1. Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender is renowned for its calming scent and is often used in aromatherapy to reduce stress and promote relaxation. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light and can handle the humidity of a bathroom. Place a pot of lavender on your vanity unit or windowsill to enjoy its soothing fragrance.

2. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus is another fantastic bathroom choice. Its leaves release a refreshing, invigorating aroma to help clear the sinuses and breathe easier. Hang a bunch of eucalyptus from your showerhead; the steam from your shower will release its essential oils, turning your bathroom into a spa-like retreat.

3. Jasmine (Jasminum)

Jasmine plants produce sweetly scented flowers that can fill your bathroom with a delightful scent. This plant prefers a spot with bright, indirect light and can thrive in a bathroom’s warm, humid environment. Place it near a window or shelf to enjoy its beautiful blooms and fragrance.

4. Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

Gardenias are known for their strong, sweet fragrance. They require a bit more care, needing plenty of bright light and humidity, making them perfect for bathrooms with good natural light. The elegant, white blooms of a gardenia can add a touch of luxury to your space.

5. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

While not primarily known for its scent, Aloe Vera is a beneficial plant to have in your bathroom. It purifies the air and can be used to treat minor cuts and burns. Aloe Vera prefers bright, indirect light and is quite easy to care for.

6. Mint (Mentha)

Mint is another herb that can do wonders for your bathroom. It releases a refreshing, invigorating scent that can help to mask any unpleasant smell. Mint grows well in a bathroom’s humid environment and can even be used in cooking or as a drink garnish.

7. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace Lilies are excellent air purifiers and emit a pleasant, light fragrance. They thrive in low light and high humidity, making them ideal for bathrooms. Peace Lilies also produce beautiful white flowers that can brighten up your space.

8. Orchids (Orchidaceae)

Orchids are exotic plants that can thrive in the humid environment of a bathroom. They come in a variety of colors and some species, like the vanilla orchid, have a subtle, sweet fragrance. Orchids prefer indirect light and should be watered sparingly.

Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Plants Healthy

  • Light: Most bathroom plants prefer bright, indirect light. Ensure your plants are placed where there’s adequate light.
  • Humidity: Bathrooms naturally have higher humidity levels, which benefits many houseplants. Ensure good air circulation to prevent mold growth.
  • Watering: Don’t overwater your plants. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy.
  • Placement: Place plants where they won’t be in the way but can still thrive, such as on windowsills, shelves, or hanging planters.

Incorporating these scented plants into your bathroom can create a fresh, relaxing atmosphere that enhances your daily routine. Visit our website for more bathroom design inspiration.

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