Whether you are a great lover of aromatherapy or you have just discovered this wonderful universe of essential oils, learning how to make eucalyptus oil at home will be an excellent way for you to enjoy all its benefits.
Don’t worry; you will see that making this essential oil is really simple, and you will be able to use it for whatever you need, aromatherapy, congestion, muscle relief, etc. If you still don’t know it, make space for it in your closet because it is very versatile and has a great variety of uses.
Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil
Before starting with the process of making eucalyptus oil, it is interesting to know some of the uses it has. In this way, it will surely inspire you, and you will be able to take full advantage of its properties.
- Muscle pain relief
- Helps reduce coughing
- Natural remedy against congestion
- Household disinfectant
- Mosquito repellent
How to Make Eucalyptus Oil at Home: 2 Methods
The time has come for you to get down to work and learn how to make homemade eucalyptus oil step-by-step.
There are different ways to prepare this oil; I will show you two of them. Choose the one you prefer!
You will need
- Fresh Eucalyptus leaves
- Large glass container
- Carrier oil (olive, sweet almond, jojoba, or coconut oil)
- Dark glass container
Method 1: With a pot
Start by crushing the eucalyptus leaves. Do it gently because what you are looking for is to facilitate the exit of the oil, not to damage the leaf.
You can start with about 50 grams and add more leaves if you consider it necessary due to the size of your pot.
Once you have the crushed leaves, place them in the pot and add a cup of carrier oil (you can use olive oil if you are more comfortable).
Turn the heat to low and let the mixture settle and steep for at least six hours.
After this time has passed, allow the oil to cool. Then use the strainer to filter the mixture. Make sure you have removed all the leaf pieces. To be 100% sure, it is recommended that you do this process at least one more time.
Pour the perfectly strained mixture into the dark glass container and store it in a cool, dry place.
Enjoy your eucalyptus oil!
You can use it for up to six months after you have prepared it. Be careful once this time has passed because it begins to lose properties.
Method 2: With a jar
It should be noted that this process takes longer than the previous one, but you will see that it is just as easy.
The first two steps are the same as in the previous process. Start by gently crushing the eucalyptus leaves. Start with 50 grams and add more leaves if desired.
Place the crushed leaves in the large glass container and then cover the leaves with olive oil.
With the leaves completely covered by the carrier oil, close the jar and shake it. Then place it in a place where it receives sunlight, and leave it there for at least two weeks.
If you want, you can leave it for more than two weeks, but never less.
After two weeks, open the container and filter the mixture through a strainer. In this method, you will not only have to remove the leaves, but you should also try to remove as much oil as possible from the pieces before throwing them away.
When you have finished straining everything, put the oil mixture back into the jar and add new chopped eucalyptus leaves. This process is repeated again to give it a higher level of fragrance.
As you have seen, this oil is very easy to make and will surely become a basic oil in your home. Whatever it is, a few drops of this essential oil will surely help.
Do you dare to prepare your own essential oil?
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