The eucalyptus is a native tree to Australia that’s the main food source to the adorable koala bears. While it provides amazing nutritional support for wildlife, the Eo’s extracted from eucalyptus leaves also have powerful medicinal properties. Traditionally native Australian Aboriginals used eucalyptus, or “kino” as they referred to it, to heal most wounds they encountered.
For the medicine cabinet x. During cold and flu season, eucalyptus can be an absolute life-saver. The cooling, menthol-y sensation works wonders at clearing up sinuses, plus sucking on a minty cough drop can freshen up your breath as well. It has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that are effective at treating wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, sores, scrapes, bug bites and stings; along with acting as a natural pain reliever to the area, it also keeps the area from getting infected. Eucalyptus EO is highly effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and even tuberculosis. It dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs. Simply mix eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil and coconut oil for a Homemade Vapor Rub, and put on upper chest. The list goes on, but don’t forget to use eucalyptus on your pets! It’s proven to be safe in pretty much any way that you would use it on yourself. Just be sure to keep it out of eyes and any open wounds!
For the mind/nevous system x. Eucalyptus EO strengthens the nervous system, fights extreme fatigue, anxiety, depression, stress and headaches. It has as calming and energizing properties. It also helps to clear your mind during work or studying.
For meditation x. It’s used to purify energy in a work or meditation space. It enhance’s calmness and focus during meditation.
For the home/cleaning x. Eucalyptus is a natural ingredient used in many household cleaning supplies because of the antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-viral, and anti-septic properties. Yes, something that can clean your shower like a boss can also remove all those gross germs and bacteria the world has left all over your body. Not only does eucalyptus give a nice, fresh aroma to your home products, but it adds vital anti-microbial properties as well. You can’t go wrong putting several drops into pretty much everything: soap, laundry detergent, mop water, toilet cleaner, window cleaner … the list goes on! Try putting a few drops into your vacuum and clothes dryer filters to freshen them up and sanitize them a little • Also, it’s great for killing mould in your home, and you can mix eucalyptus with other oils like clove and tea tree oil • Its highly effective at removing spots on your carpet, clothes and basically every fabric you have in the house. It even works to get gum off your shoes, and stinky smells!
For beauty x. A few drops eucalyptus EO with some coconut or olive oil gives your hair a nice moisturizing pick-me-up. It is also a great way to stimulate hair follicles, and encourage luscious hair growth. Its especially good to ward off dandruff and an itchy scalp. Also, eucalyptus is used as a natural remedy for lice in replacement of chemical treatments.
Colour x. Pale yellow in color and watery in viscosity.
Smell x. Woody, sweet, and slightly minty; camphorous aroma.