Over the last few years together, we realized our subconscious love for eucalyptus in the home. Flipping through photos of our three previous abodes, you can easily spot the wild prickly greens on a coffee table or corner shelf. What we love about Argyle apple eucalyptus (Eucalyptus cinerea) and why it’ll keep being a staple in the Kipp household is the versatility and longevity of the leaves. Here are a few ways we’ve maximized our time with these prickly friends.
The first thing we do when we pick up a bouquet is to let it sit with water on our dining room table for the rest of that week. Since our house is small, it fills the entire living space and then some with its minty fragrance.
After that first week, we take the entire bundle and hang it in our shower. The tile you see in the photo is the original circa 1920 from when our place was built! It adds a lot of character to our tiny bathroom. The steam from the shower activates the essential oils of the herb relieving stress, body aches, and congestion. We usually leave it in for a few days but have heard some folks enjoy their bundle for weeks!