Eucalyptus- the new lavender.
Eucalyptus has been growing in popularity as an increasing amount of users see its benefits, which has dubbed it "the new lavender"! It continues to hold its high usage place during the cold winter months, as its mostly commonly used for clearing effects through diffusion and salves. It's recommended to keep usage of eucalyptus essential oil to ages 3 and up, and use at a higher dilution rate for safety.
What does eucalyptus look like?
Eucalyptus essential oil comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.
The two species of eucalyptus.
Aura Cacia carries two varieties of eucalyptus- Eucalyptus globulus and organic Eucalyptus radiata. While Eucalyptus radiata is the more commonly used eucalyptus, both are well loved for clearing applications.
Where does it come from?
Of the two species of eucalyptus that Aura Cacia carries, Eucalyptus globulus comes from China, and organic Eucalyptus radiata comes from South Africa. Aura Cacia Eucalyptus globulus typically comes from a village in the Yunnan mountain area of southern China, where it was planted to reforest the area nearly 100 years ago. Distillers use the small pieces of wood on which the eucalyptus leaves are attached, to supply the heat necessary to create the steam for distillation.
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- Diffuse 10 drops eucalyptus for a clearing effect.
- Add a few drops eucalyptus to the shower floor while showering.
- Add a few drops to a bowl of hot water, lay a towel over your head and inhale the eucalyptus steam.
- Create a clearing salve.