Nature’s Ingredient Benefit (NIB) Spotlight this month is focused on Eucalyptus Essential Oil.
Eucalyptus is a very tall evergreen tree reaching up to 400 feet. The mature leaves are blue-green and roughly sword-shaped. The tree is a native of Australia and Tasmania and is also cultivated in many parts of the world, such as Spain, Brazil, California, Russia and China.
Analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, expectorant, stimulant and more
Topically, it relieves muscular aches and pains, arthritis, skin infections, cold sores, blisters, cuts and is a helpful as an insect repellent. When used in aromatherapy, it’s scent is head-clearing and cooling and helps to relieve hay fever, headaches, colds and congestion.
Eucalyptus has been used traditionally as an antiseptic and in the treatment of respiratory tract infections.
Be sure to check out our guest blog from Alexis Alfieri on Eucalyptus here.
Written by Lisa Scheerer, CEO and Creative Alchemist of Not The Same dba Alise Body Care December 2020