- Add several drops to laundry water to control dust mites in clothing and bedding.
- For cold, flu, coughs, etc. put a few drops on the soles of both feet before bed. Especially helpful prior to getting sick and just “feeling” the symptoms.
- Use ½ teaspoon in 1 pint water for a natural bug repellent for plants. Make sure it’s stirred before using.
- Disinfectant cleaner - mix 1.5 oz with 1 quart of water in a bottle and use as with any cleaner. Put it in a spray bottle for an inexpensive way to kill germs and freshen the room (20% solution of eucalyptus and water sprayed in the air will kill 70% of airborne staph bacteria). Add other essential oils like Lemon or Lemongrass for an extra boost of freshness. Shake before each use.
- When suffering with a fever, make a cold compress and apply to the forehead, back of neck, over the kidneys and pelvic region. To make the compress just add a few drops of oil to cold water in a bowl. Use a wash cloth or towel and soak in solution, wring out and apply to area.
- For coughs, mix 20 drops into 1/3 cup of olive (or any carrier oil) and massage into the chest.
- For flees…add a few drops to your dogs bath water or shampoo.
- For spas, bathtubs, hot tubs…add a few drops to the water and clean with it to prevent bacteria.
- For sticky, gooey residue… apply a few drops and wipe up (sweet orange essential oil works well too).
- Keep your family well this flu season…diffuse eucalyptus essential oil every day (especially in the cold climates where the house has a heater going 24 x 7). Add a few drops to your house heater’s filter every week. When vacuuming, put a few drops on the vacuum bag or filter. Add a few drops to the bath water.
Recipe Of The Week: 10 Practical Uses For Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Following our post on The Best Essential Oil For Flu & Colds, here are 10 great ways to get the most of out using Eucalyptus Essential Oil: