Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Scent Profile: Minty with citrus overtones, lemony, fresh
Aromatic Benefits: Cooling, Clearing, Energising, Uplifting
Historical/Traditional Uses: Eucalyptus trees are a fast-growing tree found in tropical and sub-tropical climates, mainly Spain, China, South Africa, Portugal, Chile, and Russia. Touted as a cure-all medication, the eucalyptus tree was originally harvested in Australia from at least the 1600s on. Since its discovery by various other explorers its oil has been studied and used primarily for its antiseptic properties, to help alleviate pain of bite and stings, and to keep burns and wounds from becoming infected. It was used to cure respiratory illnesses such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, croup, asthma and common colds. As a germicide it was, and continues to be, helpful in dental healthcare. The root system of groves have even been used to dry up and/or purify swamps and marshlands riddled with malaria.
Scientific Analysis: studies have demonstrated a wide range of beneficial attributes in this oil including analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, calmative, wound healing, and insecticidal/deterrent properties.
Cautions: For external use only, this is considered toxic if taken internally. May cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes.