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.
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.