Ways To Use Eucalyptus Oil For A Fresh And Clean Bedroom

Using eucalyptus oil around your home is a great way to elevate your space and give yourself a touch of luxury that is typically reserved for the fresh waiting room of a spa. This essential oil can enhance the ambiance of any room in your home, but the bedroom in particular is a great place because it's where relaxation and tranquility are most important for sleep. Eucalyptus oil is a great choice for this space, as it has purifying and antibacterial properties. 

One great way to use this oil is to add it to a diffuser to promote a healthier environment in your bedroom, neutralizing bacteria and odors while leaving behind a refreshing scent to clear your mind and reduce stress. As a result, you may have better sleep quality, adding to a sense of rejuvenation.

To try this at home, you'll want to start with a clean essential oil diffuser to prevent aerosolizing any dust or pathogens. Then follow the instructions on your particular diffuser by adding water to the reservoir or preparing a carrier oil vial — grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil work well. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the vessel, adjusting based on the size of your room and your preferred strength. Err on the side of less at first because you can always add more, but too much can be overpowering. Turn on the diffuser an hour before bed, and you'll drift off to sleep in a trance-like state.

Eucalyptus linen spray

Another great way to elevate the ambiance of your bedroom is to use eucalyptus oil in a linen spray. To make your own at home, you'll need a small, clean spray bottle. Fill the bottle about halfway with distilled water to prevent any mold growth. Then add your eucalyptus oil to the spray bottle. A good ratio to use is 2 to 3 drops of oil per ounce of water, but you can of course adjust the strength to your preference, though starting with less first is always better, as you can easily add more. As an option, you can also add a small amount of 90 proof alcohol to emulsify the oil and water. Secure the top and give the bottle a good shake to mix all of the ingredients together.

When you're ready to use this spray, hold the bottle about 6 to 12 inches away from your linens and lightly mist them. It's great for pillows, bedding, curtains, carpets, upholstery, or even clothes hanging in your closet. Just be sure to allow the fabrics to air dry before sitting on them. When it comes to the frequency of using your DIY linen spray, it's usually safe to use daily or as needed to maintain the fresh and uplifting scent in your bedroom. Do be mindful not to overuse it, though, as excessive moisture on fabrics could foster the growth of mold or mildew.

Eucalyptus mattress refresh

If you love the smell of eucalyptus and are looking for another simple yet effective way to neutralize odors in your bedroom, consider using this ingredient as a mattress refresher. Over time, mattresses absorb oil and dead skin from our bodies as we sleep, which can sometimes result in discoloration and funky smells lingering on the surface of the mattress even if you clean your sheets regularly. By using eucalyptus oil, you can neutralize these scents and help to kill any bacteria residing on your mattress.

To make your mattress refresh solution, you'll need baking soda and eucalyptus essential oil. Pour the baking soda into a bowl and then add several drops of the essential oil. The ratio will depend on your scent preference, but 5 to 10 drops of oil per cup of baking soda should suffice. Whisk together the ingredients. Next, you'll want to use a fine-mesh sieve or sifter to evenly sprinkle the mixture over the surface of your mattress. Be sure to remove the sheets, mattress protector, and other bedding first. Pay special attention to areas that may be more notorious for harboring odors, like the head or foot of the bed. 

Allow it to rest for 15 to 20 minutes to absorb any moisture or odors from the mattress. Finally, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove the powder from the mattress. As a result, you'll have a deodorized mattress that is refreshed and revitalized, ready to provide you with better sleep quality.

Eucalyptus vacuum hack

Now that you've tackled your linens and bedding, the only remaining surface is the floor. The best part about this final hack is that you can use it in any room in the house and with any essential oil of your choosing, though eucalyptus truly is one of the best for relaxing and rejuvenating. 

Vacuuming your floors with a eucalyptus infusion immerses your room in the fresh scents of this oil. All you'll need to get started is your vacuum and your essential oil. Depending on the type of vacuum you have, you may need to add the eucalyptus oil to the vacuum cleaner bag or the filter. Simply remove whichever component your vacuum has and place a few drops of the oil in either the bag or the filter. If the strength of the eucalyptus doesn't match your preference, you can certainly add more.

Once you have added the eucalyptus to your vacuum, proceed to vacuum your bedroom floors as usual. As you operate the vacuum, the air passing through the bag or filter will pick up the scent from the essential oil, dispersing it throughout your room. One thing to keep in mind before trying this method, though, is that vacuums work better on carpets or rugs. Using a vacuum on certain floors, like hardwood, can scratch the finish, so use a soft attachment to protect your floors from damage.