Eucalyptus

August 16, 2016

Eucalyptus

Name: Eucalyptus globulus

Extraction: Steam distilled from fresh or partially dried leaves and stems

What is Eucalyptus?
Eucalyptus, known for being a favorite food of Koalas is a beautiful tall flowering tree that grow quickly to up 220 feet tall! It is drought tolerant and can often regenerate after wildfires. While it is native to Tasmania and Australia it is now cultivated in California and Florida. 

Eucalyptus Actions and Benefits
For centuries eucalyptus or gum tree has been used as a inhalant for congestion and inflammatory infections such as bronchitis. Adding eucalyptus essential oil to your diffuser when you have upper respiratory congestion is a must! The eucalyptus breathed in reaches the lungs and bronchioles to soothe congestion. You can also rub eucalyptus on your chest (in carrier oil) to help with colds, congestion, and influenza. Analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, expectorant, parasiticide, rubefacient, and stimulant. 

How does eucalyptus work?
Eucalyptus is known as a rubefacient - a topical that helps increase the flow of blood to the skin to aid in muscle joint pain as well as dry skin.  

Eucalyptus has natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic, antiviral and deodorizing properties.

Eucalyptus oil is excellent for burns, blisters, cuts, and insect bites, skin infections and wound healing. A known analgesic and deodorant. 

How Do We Use It?
We use eucalyptus in our Cedar, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Organic Dog Shampoo where it balances essential oil blend of the cedar and peppermint while providing impressive antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and deodorizing properties. 

In addition to smelling lovely, it also has natural pest repellent properties!

Is eucalyptus safe?
Eucalyptus is very safe at the low percentage used in our shampoo. It is externally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. 

As a note, some dogs with existing seizure conditions are sensitive to eucalyptus. Eucalyptus will not cause a seizure condition, but can be a trigger, much like getting excited at meal time can trigger a seizure. 





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