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Eucalyptus Oil

Definition: Eucalyptus Oil

When I think of eucalyptus, the image of koalas munching these leaves in the wild immediately pops into my head. However, the plant's medicinal properties can be traced back to Aboriginal people of Australia who used it as a remedy for skin problems and respiratory ailments – pretty similar to the uses today.

Eucalyptus essential oil comes from the steam distillation of the tree's leaves and branches. It actually takes over 100 pounds of the plant material to make just two pounds of oil! The resulting active ingredient of eucalyptol relieves muscle and joint pain (like in Huiles Essentielles Stress Relieving Massage Oil), cools and invigorates (especially combined with Spearmint or Rosemary), and even functions as a sunburn soother or insect repellent (Eucalyptus Towelettes).

While the aroma is strong on its own, it's often diluted and mixed with complementary earthy scents, such as pine, for perfumes as well.


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Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
Hippiecowgirl, you have officially made my day. I am SO trying that. I love me some eucalyptus...I actually wear the B&BW Eucalyptus Spearmint as perfume sometimes.
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
This is actually one of the few scents that doesn't give me an allergic reaction. I love using it when I'm sick. Cleans out those nasal passages very well.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
Eucalyptus is amazing. I like to buy it dried and tie it to my shower curtain rod (somewhere water can't hit it directly) and let it steam into my shower. Pure heaven!
otaku otaku 7 years
it smells sooo lovely.
otaku otaku 7 years
it smells sooo lovely.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
It also wards off bugs.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
It also wards off bugs.
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 7 years
Is it kinda like tea tree oil? or Meleluca oil is it's technical term, I think.
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