What is Eucalyptus Oil?
It is an essential oil that is made by distilling the leaf of an indigenous Australian evergreen tree. There are hundreds of different species of the eucalyptus tree. However, a strand known as eucalyptus globulus is the main source of all the worlds eucalyptus oil. This oil contains numerous natural ingredients, including but not limited to cinecole, tannis and flavonoids. You can find eucalyptus oil in is pure form. As well as an ingredient in products like shower gels, beauty oils, cleansers and bath salts. Light and heat often affects this product. Due to this, it is a good idea to store your oil in a dark, cool place.
You can apply eucalyptus oil topically or you can inhale it. You can quickly recognise this product from its woody spa-like aroma. People use this oil as a way to treat and ease cold or flu symptoms. Specifically treating sinus and breathing difficulty by helping to remove the build-up of mucus and reduce inflammation.
Eucalyptus oil for skin
However, when it comes to using eucalyptus oil in your skincare routine; it is often used for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics. Many use it as an ingredient in cosmetics and skincare products for its three main benefits in helping your skin.
Benefits of Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil helps promote the healing of small wounds. One of the core ingredients in this product, namely cineole, has incredible anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This helps in healing wounds and small aches and pains when applied topically. This product also acts as a moisturiser. It increases your skins production of ceramide; which is one of the core factors in keeping your skin nourished and supple. Another ingredient within this oil, antioxidants, protect your skin against damage, wear and tear that comes from day to day life and our skins exposure to the elements.
How to use:
Dilute 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil in a carrier oil of your choice, we recommend jojoba carrier oil. Apply this mixture topically over your skin on your body as a cleansing moisturiser. We don’t suggest doing this daily, but rather once every couple of weeks as a purifying and nourishing treat for your skin. You can also put a few drops of oil in your bubble bath if you feel like your skin is getting a bit clogged and oily. This will also diffuse a wonderful aroma while you bathe creating a relaxing and calm space where you can unwind.