Eucalyptus essential oil is steam distilled from the dried leaves and stems of the Eucalyptus globulus, a tall evergreen tree.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Properties
- Has anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, anti-septic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant and stimulant properties.
- Said to be beneficial for soothing bug bites, blisters, burns, rashes, skin infections, chickenpox, measles, repelling insects and relieving insect bites, relieving mental exhaustion by increasing concentration, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation and clearing congestion due to cold.
- Reported to be very effective at repelling insects.
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