Eucalyptus? Those green sweets that your grandma always keeps within reach? The ultimate home remedy against winter sniffles? Yes and yes. However, eucalyptus doesn't just taste good and have a healing effect, it also looks unbelievably good. Reason enough to examine the branches more closely. Are you in the mood for unusual home decor ideas? Home-made eucalyptus oil? We show you how it’s done.
1) Eucalyptus oil
...smells wonderful and simply does you good. You will need a handful of fresh eucalyptus. This can be found at your local market or garden department. And a resealable glass. Place the eucalyptus leaves inside and crush them down using a spoon, so that the natural essential oil can leak out. Now add approx. 120 ml light olive oil. Shake well so that everything can bind together. And then? You have to wait a while. After three weeks, you can sift out the leaves and use you oil as the mood takes you. Fancy a relaxing bath? Go for it!
2) Hanging eucalyptus
Just a couple of ingredients, coupled with fresh eucalyptus, and you can bring a stylish touch to your home in no time. The light colours of the eucalyptus leaves can be combined wonderfully with copper and make for a high jealousy-factor. This is how it’s done: Hanging eucalyptus
3) Eucalyptus wreath
All you need is a brass ring, a little bit of wire and some eucalyptus. In the blink of an eye and without a great deal of manual skill, you will have a wonderful wreath that can be kept throughout the entire year. Click here for the instructions: