Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Ingredient: 100% pure essential oil
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Country of Origin: Australia
Blends well with Rosemary, Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemon
Handcrafted in small batches in Singapore
Folklore and Herbal Heritage
Many mothers have massaged away their children's cold symptoms with rubs containing medicinal-smelling eucalyptus. Inhaling it's fresh, camphor-like aroma opens up sinuses and clears congestion. Eucalyptus's action in fighting colds coughs and other respiratory conditions is well known. During the 1940s and 1950s, cold and cough medicines commonly contained eucalyptus for its strong antibacterial, expectorant, and cough-suppressant properties, Australian aborigines bound eucalyptus leaves around serious wounds to prevent infection and expedite healing. Water stored in the roots of eucalyptus trees provided liquid for native people and early European settlers in Australia.
Eucalyptus oil fights bacterial and viral infections that can cause colds, coughs, the flu, laryngitis, sinusitis, sore throats, and tonsillitis. It loosens and expels mucus and reduces inflammation. Eucalyptus oil eases nasal congestion and hay fever and can prevent asthma attacks and bronchitis. It increases the blood's oxygen supply so that more oxygen and nutrients can be delivered to cells throughout the body. Eucalyptus oil also stimulates the regeneration of lung tissue.
Many popular topical medications rely on eucalyptus oil to relieve the joint pains, muscular aches, and swelling that ac pains, muscular aches, and swelling accompany arthritis, backaches, rheumatism, sprains, strains, and other injuries. Eucalyptus oil can reduce the pain of headaches, including migraines. It kills germs and disinfects skin abscesses and wounds. It fights fevers by cooling down the body. It also helps improve immunity. Reports from Europe state that eucalyptus oil, especially when used together with geranium oil and juniper oil, can help to lower or regulate blood sugar levels. Eucalyptus oil repels insects and helps to reduce the sting of insect bites.
Eucalyptus oil clears acne and skin blemishes by reducing excessive oiliness. It promotes the regeneration of skin tissue and can also soothe the pain of sunburn.
Eucalyptus oil's stimulating and refreshing nature help overcome lack of alertness by a confining situation or overbearing person, use eucalyptus to give you ''room to breathe.'' It overcomes melancholy and increases optimism. After a fight or conflict, diffusing eucalyptus oil through the room will cleanse the environment. Eucalyptus encourages spirituality and purity of thought and purpose.
As eucalyptus trees mature, their young, round, silvery blue-green leaves turn into long, swordlike, deep-green leaves that emit the characteristic camphoraceous odor of eucalyptus. Woody seed pods dangling down from the creamy-coloured branches almost completely cover the budding blossoms; hence the tree's name, which comes from the Greek word eukalypto, meaning" covered ” or “wrapped.”
Eucalyptus oil has a refreshing, penetrating, and stimulating aroma that enters into the respiratory tract, bringing a fresh vitality to mind, body, and spirit. Its scent is somewhat medicinal. About 50 pounds of eucalyptus leaves yield 1pound of clear or pale-yellow eucalyptus oil.
Australia is the original homeland of eucalyptus, the tallest deciduous tree on earth. Some species of eucalyptus stretch skyward nearly 500feet. More than 75per-cent of all the trees in Australia are eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil can irritate sensitive skin.