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Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil has been used to help clear the mucus build-up in the respiratory tract and is known to help with fighting bacterial, viral, and fungus infections.


David Proctor

 Urban Farmer/Rancher

How To Make Your Own Eucalyptus Oil

by Kelsey Proctor

November 9, 2023

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.

Koala Bear Eating Eucalyptus Leaves
Koala Bear Eating Eucalyptus Leaves

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 it 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 Tree

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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Quick Tip

How to Make Eucalyptus Oil

  1. Gather two mason jars
  2. Gather eucalyptus leaves
  3. Pour the oil over the smashed eucalyptus leaves and salt mix
  4. Strain leaves from oil by pouring through a tea strainer or cheesecloth
  5. Label the eucalyptus oil
10 Uses for Eucalyptus Oil

10 Uses for Eucalyptus Oil


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