Eucalyptus leaves have many more uses besides being the meal of choice of koala bears. Whether you’ve experienced this magical oil or not, we’ve provided the “need to know” on how you can reap the benefits of Eucalyptus by incorporating it into your lifestyle.
Where It Comes From
Eucalyptus is a tree in the plant family Myrtaceae, native to Australia and cultivated worldwide. It was introduced to Europe in 1788, and was the first oil exported to England. It can reach a height of 300 feet, which makes it one of the highest trees in the world. There are over 500 species of Eucalyptus trees, with tough, long, and narrow blue-green leaves; creamy white flowers; and smooth, pale bark.
What It Does
Eucalyptus oil is used in a variety of ways, ranging from soothing muscle aches to removing household odors.
One of the main uses of Eucalyptus oil is supporting respiratory health. It can also help cleanse your body of toxins that can make you feel under the weather.
Eucalyptus oil’s antiseptic properties can help support joint discomfort and skin health, such as acne, wounds, burns, and bug bites (Fun fact: it’s a great insect repellant!). It’s even known to help relieve muscle tension and promote healing.
Not only can Eucalyptus oil provide a pleasant, fresh fragrance to your home, but it can harvest vital anti-microbial properties and kills mold, leaves surfaces spotless, and removes spots. Add several drops to your hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet cleaner, and other household products.
How To Use It
When using Eucalyptus oil, always dilute 1 drop in 118 ml (4 fl. oz.) of liquid or carrier oil of choice. We recommend our Bare Oils Fractionated Coconut Oil for optimal results.
Whether used as a cough suppressant, wound treatment, air freshener, cleaner, or for rejuvenating purposes, Eucalyptus oil is certainly one of the most versatile essential oils - offering thousands of everyday solutions!
Not for internal use. Keep out of reach of children. Application to skin may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. If pregnant, nursing, taking prescription medication, or have any medical conditions, consult a physician before use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.