ABOUT - Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil derived from the oval-shaped leaves of eucalyptus trees, originally native to Australia. Manufacturers extract oil from eucalyptus leaves by drying, crushing, and distilling them. More than a dozen species of eucalyptus trees are used to create essential oils, each of which offers its own unique blend of natural compounds and therapeutic benefits.
BOTANICAL NAME - Eucalyptus globulus
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - Australia
MAIN COMPONENTS -
EXTRACTION METHOD - Steam Distillation
PLANT PART - Leaves
AROMA - Camphorous, medicinal, fresh, clean, and bright
CONSISTENCY - Thin
COLOR - Clear
BLENDS WELL WITH - Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram, Lavender, and Cedarwood.
- RELIEVE COLD SYMPTOMS - When you’re sick, stuffed up, and can’t stop coughing, eucalyptus oil may help provide some relief. This is because eucalyptol seems to work as a natural decongestant and cough suppressant by helping your body break down mucus and phlegm and opening up your airways
- REDUCES PAIN - Eucalyptus oil may help ease your pain, too, thanks to eucalyptol’s anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, adults who were recovering from total knee replacement reported significantly less pain after inhaling eucalyptus oil for 30 minutes for three days in a row compared to those who didn’t.
- CLEAN SCRAPES AND CUTS - Eucalyptus oil’s antimicrobial properties can help prevent infection and even support wound healing when combined with olive oil. Again, highly-diluted eucalyptus oil can make for a safe, natural alternative if you’re dealing with a minor wound, but traditional methods like topical antibiotic creams and ointments are still the first-line recommendation
- KEEP MOSQUITOS AWAY - If you’d rather not spray strong chemical bug repellents on your skin, diluted eucalyptus oil makes for a handy natural mosquito repellent.
- DISINFECT YOUR HOME - Because it’s antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal, eucalyptus oil makes for a pretty effective household disinfectant, especially if you’re super sensitive to harsh chemical cleaners. Use a solution of water, white vinegar, and a few drops of eucalyptus oil to wipe down surfaces.