What is Eucalyptus and what benefits can it bring to my body?
August 12, 20222 min read
Did you know that Eucalyptus, a native plant to Australia, has over 750 species? It’s also the food favoured by Koalas!
To harness all of its healing properties, Eucalyptus leaves are dried, crushed and distilled to release the essential oil. As a natural ingredient, Eucalyptus is contained in many healthcare products, as it is known for its great anti-viral & antibacterial properties.
Freshen up your mouth
With its strong anti-bacterial properties, Eucalyptus oil is often added to toothpaste and mouthwash products to help fight the bacteria that creates mouth odour. There is also some evidence that says mouthwashes and toothpastes containing eucalyptus oil, could help to prevent plaque from building up, as well as attacking the bacteria that can contribute to tooth decay.
Helps Sore Throat
Many natural products use Eucalyptus Oil as a main ingredient due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. When taken orally like in a throat drop, not only does Eucalyptus help to kill the bacteria in your throat, it also helps to expel mucus from your chest & respiratory system.
One of our bestsellers, Manuka Honey Drops with Eucalyptus & Bee Propolis combines all these three key natural healing properties to help boost your immune system, and what’s more, they’re gluten free, dairy free, nut free & GMO free.
Most mosquitoes and other biting insects can be easily expelled by the use of eucalyptus oil on your body. It can also be used as an insecticide to hunt down those annoying mites and ticks. It is one of the eco-friendly ways to control pests.
Fungal Infections and Wound Healing
To prevent infection of wounds, eucalyptus leaves can be used topically. With its strong anti-inflammatory properties, the use of eucalyptus oil can also be directly applied to skin to treat minor burns with a bit of Aloe Vera Gel (so it doesn’t sting), as well as other injuries that can be treated at home.