Close your eyes and imagine relaxing in a room filled with the healing scent of Eucalyptus.
AHH or, more like SPA-AHH.
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It’s also featured in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain.
The oil that comes from the eucalyptus tree is used as an antiseptic, a perfume, as an ingredient in cosmetics, as a flavoring, in dental preparations, and in industrial solvents.
An antiseptic AND a perfume? Just the talk of it sends my nostrils into a yearning for its lustrous smells. But eucalyptus is so much more than a scented oil to drop into a steamy bath. It has an abundant amount of healing properties to tow as I mentioned above.
Colds and respiratory problems
Eucalyptus often the main ingredient used to relieve symptoms of the common cold, for example, cough lozenges and inhalants.
Eucalyptus and dental care
The antibacterial and antimicrobial potential of eucalyptus has been harnessed for use in some mouthwash and dental preparations.
In promoting dental health, eucalyptus appears to be active in fighting bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontitis.
Eucalyptus is an effective insect repellent and insecticide. In 1948, the United States officially registered eucalyptus oil as an insecticide and miticide for killing mites and ticks.
Oil of lemon eucalyptus is recommended by some as an insect repellant; it is effective at keeping mosquitoes away.
Other conditions that eucalyptus may help with include:
- Arthritis – potentially due to its anti-inflammatory properties
- A blocked nose
- Wounds and burns
- Cold Sores- perhaps due to its anti-inflammatory properties
- Bladder diseases
- Diabetes- eucalyptus might help lower blood sugar
I must confess that I haven’t used eucalyptus in many of the medicinal forms spoken above but I have used them in every way imaginable in the spa world.
This month, at Village Spa, we have curated our September Spa Rituals infusing eucalyptus and CBD. Reserve your time with us and let our trained therapists guide you to a higher level of healing and wellness.
Let’s Spa Soon-