Yesterday I watched sadly as the local Council cut down the big Eucalyptus tree on our fence line. This was such a beautiful tree.
I thought about how many years the tree had been growing and how quickly it disappeared under the might of the chainsaw. I will miss its shade and that lovely spicy smell that only comes from an Australian Eucalypt or Gum tree as us Aussies would say!!
I must have been feeling very nostalgic for my missing tree, as before I knew it, I was cooking up a batch of soap using pure Australian Eucalyptus oil as my fragrance.
I decided to use the Hot Process method as in many cases I prefer this to Cold process. I suppose because the results are more predictable. :)
Also, by using the Hot Process method I could achieve the rustic look that I wanted.
To temper the aroma of Eucalyptus I decided to use Lavender flowers throughout the soap mix. I did not want to use Lavender Oil as I really wanted the Eucalyptus to shine!
You can find the recipe for this soap by clicking:.
Hot Process Australian Eucalyptus and Lavender Flower Soap
Do you use Eucalyptus oil in your soap making or around your home for a natural and effective cleaner? I use it in the bathroom instead of any chemical or harsh cleaners.
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