Eucalyptus is one of the most versatile evergreens that is used in a multitude of ways, ranging from health to decor.
Many Uses of Eucalyptus
Did you know that there are over 400 different species of eucalyptus? A fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia, eucalyptus is used as an ingredient in many products. It is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It is also included in some creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain. Eucalyptus is found in some dental products and is also effective as an insect repellant to keep mosquitoes away. But eucalyptus is not safe to swallow, so don’t try this at home!
But what you can try at home is to decorate with this beautiful evergreen 🙂
Eucalyptus as Decor
By far, my favorite use of this pretty evergreen is in my home decor. Here are three simple way to use eucalyptus in your Fall decor.1.) Lay stems on a mantel. The leaves look so pretty laying on a mantel with one or two other objects. Drape a few leaves over the side for a layering effect.2.) Added to a Vase – Adding eucalyptus leaves into a vase with roses or your favorite flower is another great way to add it to your decor.It looks so pretty with a variety of colors, from pastels to darker shades, eucalyptus makes a statement. The type used here is a flat leaf without seeds.3.) Make a Table Runner – Eucalyptus is great for making a simple Fall table runner.Gather six to eight stems and lay them down the center of the table, with each piece touching the piece before it. Have the stems point towards the center of the table. Lay four to six white mini pumpkins in a zig zag direction on top of the eucalyptus leaves and trail it down the center of the table.Decorating with Eucalyptus for the Fall is easy, fun and it doesn’t cost a lot. Add it to your other Fall decor for a whimsical look.Eucalyptus is available in grocery stores like Trader Joes and Wegmans. I recently used seeded eucalyptus in a Fall floral tablescape, check out 5 Helpful Hints for Hosting a Fall Inspired Elegant Birthday Party. How do you use eucalyptus?Follow along on Instagram HERE and Instagram stories HERE for daily updates and happenings at Happy Haute Home. I am going to reveal a big outdoor project we are taking on this year! You won’t want to miss all the details.
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