How many TikTok videos have you seen about creating a “steam / spa environment” at home by hanging eucalyptus on your shower head during a hot shower? There may be too many to count, but there are many wonderful reasons this plant is trendy.
The eucalyptus plant comes from Australia, where the oil is extracted from it, and is as versatile as it gets. After studying abroad in Australia, I think that is where my love for eucalyptus really began.
Vitruvi stone diffuser ($ 119)
An easy way to recreate the most welcoming, calming space in your home is with eucalyptus oil and a diffuser. With a touch of eucalyptus, not only does it make you feel like you are in a five-star resort spa, but it also has benefits beyond the invigorating, fresh herbal scent. Check out some other uses for this power plant oil below.
1. It has antibacterial and wound healing properties
Handcraft Blends Eucalyptus Essential Oil ($ 15)
Eucalyptus oil is said to be antiseptic and antimicrobial. Because of this, it can cleanse, disinfect wounds, and help fight inflammation to heal. Dilute eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil to apply topically to the skin.
Esas Kolonya N. 7 Fresh Eucalyptus Moisturizing Dish-Free Hand Cleanser ($ 14)
Prima Clean Hands ($ 10)
2. Cleans and detoxifies the skin
Detox Mode Nourishing Jelly Cleanser ($ 40)
Eucalyptus oil is able to cleanse the skin without stripping the skin of its natural barrier, creating the perfect balance between cleansing and deep cleansing. Detox Market Founder Romain Gaillard explains, “The eucalyptus oil we use in our Nourishing Jelly Cleanser is steam distilled from the leaves of the blue-leaved mallee that grows in the Mallee regions of Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, into blue-leaved mallee Has long been used in traditional Aboriginal medicine. Mallee oil contains a higher concentration of cineole. “
The Body Wash Kit ($ 25)
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Linne Activate Peeling Body Wash ($ 58)
Svasthya Body & Mind Eucalyptus Vapor Rub ($ 14)
If someone has sinuses, nasal congestion, or respiratory conditions like asthma, adding eucalyptus oil and inhaling steam can help clear passageways from their lungs. The eucalyptus loosens any mucus in the membranes and thus enables better breathing. Think of this as a more natural menthol breast massage!
4. Neutralizes and deodorises odors
Taos Aer Baking Soda Free ($ 19)
Eucalyptus can help fight and neutralize unpleasant odors. A deodorant like this one from Taos keeps odors out while maintaining a gentle balance with moisture-absorbing benefits.
Vitruvi co-founder Sara Panton has another fun tip for using eucalyptus at home as a refreshing DIY carpet deodorizer: mix eucalyptus with baking soda, cedarwood, and grapefruit to clean those tough carpets.
Vitruvi Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil ($ 13)
5. Promotes mental clarity
The Handmade Soap Company bergamot & eucalyptus pillow and room mist ($ 20)
Spreading eucalyptus around the home can create a calming and relaxing environment. It helps calm the mind and purify your senses while aiding in focus and fighting any fog. It can promote general psychological wellbeing as it makes inhalation of this oil instantly easier.
The Handmade Soap Company founder, Donagh Quigley, includes this essential oil in their bergamot and eucalyptus line as a tribute to Australia and a way to relax and create a comfortable environment with its pillow and room mist and reed diffuser to accomplish.
The Handmade Soap Company Reed Diffuser, Bergamot, and Eucalyptus ($ 30)
6. It helps in pain management
Saje Pain Release ($ 24)
Eucalyptus is also known to reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling. Research has shown that it can help with joint color and osteoarthritis. When applied, eucalyptus has a cooling effect that temporarily relieves pressure and pain.
7. Repels mosquitoes
Lemon Eucalyptus Herbal Insect Repellent Repellent ($ 5)
The summer season is just around the corner! Eucalyptus oil can help deter the pesky bugs that lurk at picnic tables and grilling. The CDC says lemon eucalyptus oil (OLE) or PMD (the synthesized version of OLE) is effective as a repellent. It is important to note that the CDC does not recommend the use of lemon eucalyptus essential oil that is not formulated as a repellent as it has not been tested for effectiveness.
8. Freshens the breath
Jason Simply Coconut Refreshing Toothpaste ($ 7)
Because of its minty, herbaceous odor and antibacterial properties, eucalyptus oil can help maintain a clean mouth and healthy oral hygiene while fighting plaque build-up at the same time. The oil is part of some oral care products. In addition, some lozenges are made from eucalyptus and honey to soothe the throat as well.
Georganics toothpaste tablets, eucalyptus ($ 13)
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