Because of all of the benefits of eucalyptus, it makes it an obvious choice to use as an ingredient. Eucalyptus is an aromatic plant with a lot of healing properties. The eucalyptus tree, or Eucalyptus globulus, is native to Australia. However, it has spread to other areas of the world including Europe, South Africa, and India. Depending on what part of the world it is, the eucalyptus tree is referred to the blue gum tree, stringy bark tree, or fever tree.
Uses for Eucalyptus:
- sore muscles
- cuts and abrasions
- healing insect bites
- insect repellent
Eucalyptus offers a lot of positive benefits for the airways when inhaled. Many people will take a bundle of cut eucalyptus and hang it in the shower. Because the steam from the shower helps carry the oils from the leaves to be inhaled, it’s great during cold season. It’s also great to put a few drops in a diffuser. It also pairs well with rosemary and lavender.
Read about the benefits of rosemary here.
Read about Lavender here.