Eucalyptus trees have been known and grown since ancient history. Ancient civilizations in Indonesia and Australia used the oily extract of this tree in medicinal uses such as calming the nerves and relieving joint pain. However, the benefits of eucalyptus oil are not limited to its soothing effect only. Eucalyptus oil has powerful antibacterial qualities and you can use it to clean and sterilize several things in your house, such as:
1- Carpet stains aren’t just unsightly, they can be spots for breeding germs, bacteria and fungi that can get to you or to your infant if he/she is crawling on your carpet. Clean off the stain and get rid of the health hazard once and for all by scrubbing it with a sponge and some eucalyptus oil
2- Your mattress, bed sheets and pillow cases might cause some health problems such as skin infections and allergies. To make sure you don’t get any of them, change them often and spray them with a solution of water and some eucalyptus oil (4:1 parts).
3- Make your clothes smell soothing and refreshing by using the aforementioned eucalyptus solution in spraying your wardrobe contents. You can even add a few drops of eucalyptus to the drawer of your washing machine for the same effect.
4- You cannot clean crayon stains of leather easily. You cannot, scrub the leather with steel wool or use any similar methods. And here is where eucalyptus oil comes to rescue again. A few drops of eucalyptus oil on a cotton cloth can rid you of crayon stains in no time.
5- Do fleas make your dog go crazy? Give your pet a bath using a pet shampoo to which you add some eucalyptus oil. No need for any harmful poisonous chemicals.