Homemade Eucalyptus Oil


Eucalyptus oil has a variety of medicinal uses. It eases coughs, repels insects, and soothes skin ailments. It is even used as a fragrance and food flavoring for those who have acquired a taste for eucalyptus oil's unique flavor and aroma. When purchased from your local health food store, eucalyptus oil is quite expensive. But if you can get hold of your own supply of fresh eucalyptus leaves, it's easy to make homemade eucalyptus oil for little to no cost.

Step 1

Crush the eucalyptus leaves by making a fist of a handful of them.

Step 2

Put the crushed leaves in a crock pot.

Step 3

Add 1 cup of oil for every 1/4 oz. of leaves.

Step 4

Set the crock pot on low and allow it to cook overnight.

Step 5

Pour the eucalyptus oil through a strainer and into an airtight jar.

Step 6

Label the jar with the date that the oil was created.

Step 7

Store the eucalyptus oil in a cool, dry place and use it within six months.

Things You'll Need

  • Eucalyptus leaves
  • Crock pot
  • Olive oil
  • Strainer
  • Sealable jar


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