Healthy Regenerative Lifestyle
If you’re interested in natural living and homeopathic solutions, chances are you’re conscious about the ingredients in the products you choose. Learn more about making your own Eucalyptus Oil.
From Seed To Fork, Egg To Plate.
We may not live on a farm, but we can grow where we live.
by Kelsey Proctor
September 29, 2016
Urban Farm Lifestyle Magazine Published Weekly
One of the best ways to control what’s in your products, is to make them yourself. Let me introduce eucalyptus oil; an essential oil derived from the eucalyptus leaf, and used throughout history for medicinal and industrial purposes.
You can make eucalyptus oil yourself by boiling, then straining, the leaves and twigs of the leaf. Essential oils have become popular because of the increased attention on homeopathic living. If you don’t want to bother making your own, you can find eucalyptus oil at a drugstore or local health food store.
Eucalyptus oil can be used as an antiseptic for cuts, burns, and bug bites. In fact, dilute the oil with water and spray on as a natural bug repellant. Eucalyptus oil is not just for medicinal purposes, place a few droplets in a diffuser to destress and improve concentration.
Eucalyptus oil is effective at improving allergies, alleviating respiratory viruses, and reducing inflammation in the lungs. Eucalyptus oil is one of the active ingredients in the common topical cream Vick’s VapoRub. However, you can make your own chest decongestant rub with natural ingredients.
You will need:
· 10 drops of eucalyptus oil
· 10 drops of peppermint oil
· 5 drops of preferred essential oil such as lemon or lavender
· ¼ cup Beeswax
· ¼ cup coconut oil or olive oil
· Melt Beeswax and coconut oil
· Remove from heat for 5 minutes
· Stir in essential oils
· Cool and pour into desired containers
Continue reading below to learn more ways to utilize eucalyptus oil in your healthy home!
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- Gather two mason jars
- Gather eucalyptus leaves
- Pour the oil over the smashed eucalyptus leaves and salt mix
- Strain leaves from oil by pouring through a tea strainer or cheesecloth
- Label the eucalyptus oil
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