Do you ever notice how koala bears are always gnawing on the same type of plant? That’s Eucalyptus. These flowering trees make up astonishingly seventy-five percent of Australia’s tree population. There are over 700 species of Eucalyptus. These trees are desired for their fast growing wood and oil which can be used as a natural insecticide, cleaning, and ample health benefits.
Eucalyptus oil is derived from Eucalyptus trees and is widely used for herbal medicine through practices such as aromatherapy. The Eucalyptus’s evergreen leaves are covered with oil glands. These leaves are steam distilled in order to extract the valuable oil. This oil is extracted from partially dried or fresh leaves, as well as young twigs. This oil releases a soothing fresh, minty, pine aroma. Some describe this refreshing aroma as having a hint of a honey scent also.
Eucalyptus oil has a broad range of different therapeutic properties. Some therapeutic properties of Eucalyptus oil include anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-neuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypoglycaemic, stimulant, decongestant and deodorant. Eucalyptus oil is used as an antiseptic in deodorant, toothpaste, cough drops and decongestants. Eucalyptus is specifically known to help with migraines and fevers.
In the respiratory tract, this oil helps with asthma, coughs, sinusitis and throat infections. It decreases inflammation, easing mucus and congestion. Eucalyptus oil also soothes muscle aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis and improves poor circulation. For those suffering from mental exhaustion, eucalyptus acts as a stimulant and produces a soothing and calming effect to help relieve mental stress. For skin care, Eucalyptus oil can be beneficial for blisters, burns, wounds, insect bites and skin infections. This essential oil boosts the immune system keeping illnesses at bay. Due to it’s insect repellent properties, it’s used as an active ingredient in some mosquito repellents. For this same reason, Eucalyptus oil has scientifically been proven to kill intestinal germs when ingested, and is also used to kill fleas and treat lice.
Now at Aroma Sense USA, we are offering an eucalyptus scented aromatherapy shower cartridge that you can try!