The Eucalyptus tree originates from Australia, in which each state has their own respective species. It is part of the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is either smooth, fibrous, hard or stringy, and leaves with oil glands that contain its signature invigorating aroma. Nearly three quarters of the forests in Australia are eucalypt forests. The towering trees have adapted remarkably well to the wildfire-prone landscape on the continent—many species regrow or have seeds that survive the fire. The tree has been brought to countries all over the world and is valued for its timber and essential oils.
Both the essential oil and leaves of the Eucalyptus have many healing properties. Eucalyptus leaves can be dried and used as an herbal tea which is high in antioxidants, promoting heart health and protecting the body from oxidative stress. The essential oil is also a common ingredient in natural cold remedies as it helps to reduce mucus and makes it easier to breathe when you are feeling congested. When the essential oil is used topically, eucalyptus has a powerful soothing effect and can alleviate dry skin, dandruff, and redness. Furthermore, its essential oils have pain relieving properties and can even be used as an insect repellant.
Eucalyptus essential oil not only has healing properties for the body, but for the mind as well. The bright scent of eucalyptus helps to alleviate anxiety, combat stress, and even lower blood pressure. To compliment the calm, the scent promotes mental clarity, enhancing focus and reducing brain fog. Eucalyptus is a key ingredient in our Focus Mood Scent both for its calming and focusing qualities. The uplifting, positive, and energizing scent helps you to settle into a productive flow, free of worry and able to focus on the task at hand.