(Closed) Seeded Eucalyptus for our centerpieces?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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46158 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

People have different sensitivities to scents. I don’t smell it at all unless I place my face in it.

Many  florists, and even large grocery stores carry seeded eucalyptus or have it in pre-made arrangements. Try smelling some yourself.

Post # 5
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@ChampagneBlushWedding:  Eucalyptus is VERY strong smelling but I happen to love the refreshing sent. That being said it is also a well known allergen and it is best to avoid overdoing it when it comes to using them. Bombarding your guests with Eucalyptus can cause them to have headaches, allergic reactions and can alter flavors (bummer!).

Mixing them in sparingly is one thing but I wouldn’t go as far as what is shown in the picture.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would imagine it would smell like a losenge but I have no personal experience with it so I dunno! They look great though. The only think I would add is some kind of metalic ribbon to contrast with all the green.

Post # 8
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@ChampagneBlushWedding:  Well every flower/filler can be considered an allergen I suppose, especially those that are more fragrant. Using it as a filler would probably be okay as long as there were other less frangrant flowers intermixed. Again, I would suggest using it sparingly to avoid overwhelming your guests.

Post # 9
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Eucalyptus is one of my most favorite scents, actually. There are lots of groves of them around here – my favorite hiking trails take me through lots and lots of them so I can smell them!

Post # 10
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@crayfish:  Do you ever head out towards Bodega Bay? The roads are lined with Eucalyptus. I open my windows every time I drive by, it is such an amazing smell.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As long as you use it as a filler, and not as the main component of your centerpieces, you should be fine. 

Yes, it does have a strong, noticeable scent (especially in large bunches) and many people are sensitive to it and find it irritating (my husband gets a headache when he’s around it). Also, some people are allergic to it. But, it’s totally doable as a filler. 

Just the right amount of seeded eucalyptus:

This one might be a little too much:

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ah! I love seeded euclayptus in centerpieces. I will be using it in mine as well. I think it smells lovely, but like almost any plant it can create allergy problems. That’s pretty universal though. Like PP’s have said mix it in with most mild smelling flowers. Here’s an example in a bouquet.

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