This is a new obsession for me (Alex)! And I’m trying to do my best to get Megan as excited about it as I am 🙂
I recently made a homemade eucalyptus infused avocado oil.
I’ve been using it for everything from fighting acne, diminishing the look of dark circles and fine lines, putting it on scrapes/cuts/burns (I’m clumsy so honestly, I just get hurt often!), and helping to heal blisters I get on my hands from working out.
If you’re seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, it’s pretty much my new equivalent of Windex! (If you haven’t seen that movie, get yourself to iTunes ASAP.)
Want to try it out? The recipe is super easy. (But it does take some time, just FYI!)
- 1/2 cup fresh eucalyptus leaves, removed from the stem
- 5-6 tablespoons avocado oil
- Wash your eucalyptus leaves and then dry them out a stack of towels. Make sure they are completely dry before going on to the next step because water in the solution will cause bacterial growth, ruining your entire batch.
- Place your eucalyptus leaves into a glass jar and pack them down at the bottom (without mashing on them so much that they release juice though!)
- Add in your avocado oil. If you need to use more to cover all of the eucalyptus leaves, that’s ok too.
- Cap the glass jar with a lid and place on a sunny windowsill for 4-6 weeks (depending on how you deal with that whole patience thing). You’ll want to swirl it around every couple days to move everything around.
- When you’re ready to finalize your eucalyptus oil, grab a spoon and mash on the leaves to get all of the eucalyptus goodness out of them.
- Then strain out the eucalyptus leaves using a metal strainer. you’ll want to pour the mixture that was in the glass jar through a metal strainer.
- Once you’ve strained out all the leaves, decant your newly new homemade eucalyptus oil back into a glass jar and cap with a lid.
- The mixture can be stored at room temperature pretty much indefinitely.
And that’s it!
In addition to using it on any cuts/scrapes on my skin, I add a light layer after my moisturizer each evening to make sure I keep my skin looking glowy and clear.