What is Eucalyptus?
Eucalyptus is a flowering shrub. Most species originate from Australia but they’re now grown all over the world.
A favourite of the Koala bear Eucalyptus has also been used for centuries due to its properties that have been said to lessen a number of ailments.
What is Eucalyptus essential oil said to be good for?
Found in your over the counter favourites such as Vicks Vapo Rub as well as cosmetics. Eucalyptus is a firm favourite for being able to lessen symptoms of congestion.
As well as clearing congestion its also been know to keep the bugs away and is a natural insect repellant.
It’s said to also have both antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which is why its used often in dental care and medical preparations.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural oils extracted from plants. The oils capture the essence of the plants. They’re often processed through distillation or cold pressing.
How do essential oils work?
Inhaling the aromas of the oils is said to stimulate responses in the limbic system in your brain. The limbic system is concerned with your regulation of your sense of smell, long term memory, emotions and circadian rhythms. Different sections of the limbic system work in different ways.
When you diffuse essential oils and you inhale them this sends a message to your olfactory bulb in your limbic system that in turn effects hormones that regulate things such as your ability to sleep and your stress levels to name a few.
You can purchase essential oil diffusers as part of our wellness range
Ingredients: 100% Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil
• Extraction Method: Steam distillation
• Plant Part: Leaves
• Aroma: Sharp, clearing and green
• Fragrance Family: Green
• Perfumery Note: Top
• Consistency and Colour: Thin and colourless
• Blends Well With: Grapefruit, Peppermint & Rosemary
• Shelf Life: Once opened, store in a cool dark place and use within 12 months.
Safety: Eucalyptus is not recommended in massage for people with sensitive skin, but can be vaporised. For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Best kept in a cool dry place. Naturally occurring allergens: Limonene