About Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus trees are extraordinary and attractive trees that grow in both the freezing cold of snowy mountains and in the heat of places like South America.  These trees are the source of eucalyptus essential oil.  The oil comes from the leaves of the plant and is extracted using steam.

Using eucalyptus essential oil in your home is easy and comes with many benefits. People use the oil on a daily basis for both well-being and home applications.

Below is a list of practical uses for simple eucalyptus mixtures you can make at home.

Mix four ounces of water and 18 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a small sprayer bottle and spray to accomplish the following.

  1. Adhesive-backed stickers and labels can leave behind a residue. Spray sticker area, wait a couple of minutes and wipe residue away.
  2. Remove sticky marks on your refrigerator or counters. Spray and wipe with damp cloth.
  3. A few sprays into the air can eliminate a musty odor or any type of bad odor.
  4. Trash bins, large and small, can quickly start smelling unpleasant if they aren’t cleaned on a regular basis. A few sprays will get those bins smelling fresh again.
  5. Deodorize a “sick” room to eliminate lingering odors and leave it smelling pleasant.
  6. Clean, disinfect and deodorize car interiors using this spray and damp cloths.

Mix two teaspoons of eucalyptus oil into half a bucketful warm water to clean your bath and shower regularly.

Wipe this mixture onto your bath and shower surfaces and then rinse with clean water.

Caution:  Do not use eucalyptus in any form around flames or heat.  Check with your doctor if you have a medical condition before using any essential oils.