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Astar's Craft: The Wonders of Eucalyptus and its Essential Oil

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The Wonders of Eucalyptus and its Essential Oil

A native of Australia, the essential oil can be used for numerous cleaning and sanitizing jobs around the home.

It is best known for its soothing and decongestant action and is a good addition to soothing chest balms and inhalations.


Some useful hints –

  • Insect repellent – Pour a cup of water into a spray mister bottle and add 2 tsp of eucalyptus oil.  Spray on house hold surfaces to deter insects.
  • Got a cold or the flu – add 10 drops to running bath water, then get in and relax. Or  for a blocked nose, to clear add 1tsp to 500ml of hot water and inhale the vapour
  • Remove labels from bottles or sticky substance from surfaces such as chewing gum and tape marks…
  • To remove wax from carpet/fabrics – scrape off excess wax then dab sponge surface with essential oil.
  • To remove oil stains –dab on stain, leave about 1 hour, and then dab with soap and water. 
  • And for lipstick that gets on fabric – works a treat. 
  • Nasal and chest balm – add 2 drops of eucalyptus oil & 2 drops of clove oil to 2 tbsp melted coconut oil. Store in a screw top container and apply as necessary.


To make an excellent cleaning spray

Into a small spray mister bottle add

  • 1 cup of water

Into a small jar blend

  • 10 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 20 drops sweet orange essential oil.


  • Once blended use an eyedropper and add 8 drops to spray mister bottle.
  • Store surplus essential oil in a dark bottle for future use.
  • Great to sterile chopping boards, spray on hands to eliminate germs or clear a sick room.