Eucalyptus – trendy interior decoration
Eucalyptus in the home
Eucalyptus has many varieties that differ in color and size of leaves. The offer includes cut twigs as well as potted plants. Eucalyptus belongs to the myrtle family and is native to Australia and New Guinea. Its most beautiful varieties are sold all over the world.
It is from eucalyptus that the essential oil is extracted, the taste of which is well known to everyone from medicinal throat candies. The properties of eucalyptus are so versatile that it is worth bringing this tropical plant right into our gardens and terraces. Eucalyptus is one of the largest trees in the world. The specimens sold for homes and balconies are much smaller.
The Australian symbol – the koala “bear” is a lover of the eucalyptus diet. An adult individual eats from 0.5 to 1 kg of leaves from this tree per day.
Bouquet of eucalyptus leaves
If you don’t like cut flowers at home because they wither too quickly, eucalyptus will be the perfect solution for you. Cut eucalyptus twigs are available from selected florists. Eucalyptus smells beautiful, and to intensify its smell, just rub its leaves.
Bathing in eucalyptus leaves?
Eucalyptus leaves can be used in a very unobvious way: for example, add them to a bath. As a result of contact with the heat, the scent of eucalyptus will pleasantly spread throughout the bathroom. Throw a few small twigs into the water and you’re done. A bath with the addition of this oil has a strong relaxing effect and at the same time energizes.
Another great idea for using cut eucalyptus would be to fix it in the shower. Tie a few branches and suspend them to the shower. Such a modest yet striking bundle will make the scent of eucalyptus soothe the senses while bathing.
In its composition you will primarily find eucalyptol, or cineol – a substance with antibacterial and refreshing properties. It is mainly known for its intense fragrance, thanks to which it effectively repels mosquitoes, flies and even insects and insects such as fleas. The scent of eucalyptus is very refreshing, has a refreshing effect and gently disinfects the space sprayed in the air. When used in aromatherapy, it will relax and make you feel better while bathing. It has an antidepressant effect.
Eucalyptus oil is indispensable for various inflammatory conditions of the respiratory tract, especially for bronchial diseases. It brings relief during a runny nose and a troublesome cough. Eucalyptus oil also has refreshing and warming properties. It is ideal for massaging a tired and sore body. In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, it is worth mentioning that eucalyptus helps to get rid of tension in the body. When used for facial care, it cleanses the skin and disinfects it. It soothes rheumatic pains and relieves pain, including that of a migraine nature.
The oil works well as a natural remedy against diseases of potted plants.
Eucalyptus as an original home decoration
Decorations made of prepared and dried flowers are still conquering Internet interiors. The bright, delicate leaves and durability of eucalyptus have made it loved by everyone. In addition, it comes in many varieties and shades. It looks beautiful both fresh and dried.
It is worth looking at a few twigs and creating various compositions from them.
Wreath of eucalyptus leaves
Boho style lovers love eucalyptus wreaths on a circle. It doesn’t take much skill to make it, but the effect is really great. You can create a lot of variants of such a wreath, depending on whether you want it to be completely filled with leaves or only, for example, in spots.
No.1 for a wedding
If you do not like traditional bouquets or want to have an original table decoration, we encourage you to make a table runner from eucalyptus leaves. You don’t have to do it on a wet sponge, because of its durability, the leaves can be simply tied together in tufts, or tied to, for example, jute twine or glued to a ribbon. The table runner will look great with jute and linen, but it also looks phenomenal on a white tablecloth or wooden table top.
Eucalyptus in a pot
Eucalyptus has a modest water requirement because its tough leaves evaporate relatively little moisture. However, remember to water regularly and wait until the substrate has time to dry out a bit between doses of water. In winter, eucalyptus needs even less water, but we must not allow it to dry out. It is best to use rainwater or filtered water for watering.
In spring and summer, eucalyptus can be placed on a balcony or terrace, which will promote its growth. The tree grows quickly and can be pruned, thanks to which it will thicken beautifully.