Eucalyptus Oil: Purify
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“Eucalyptus oil has demonstrated its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and antibacterial activities and researchers have proved its efficacy beyond doubt in treatment of various metabolic and infectious diseases.” (Kushwah & Gupta, 2019)
Originally from Australia and Tasmania, the eucalyptus tree, or Eucalyptus Globulus, grows almost everywhere on the planet and is an evergreen myrtle that can grow up to 200 feet. It’s known as the Gum tree or Australian Fever tree. Initially, its essential oil, known as kino, was used in native topical ointments in primordial Aboriginal medicines. It was used for treating severe wounds, sinus congestion, fungal infections, and cough. The oil is extracted from the tree’s oval, greyish leaves and is still greatly appreciated and used due to its many properties.
This is a potent purifying and cleansing oil with great benefits for skins with diverse issues because it can heal, soothe, and boost the dermis all at the same time.
Eucalyptus oil contains cineole or eucalyptol, which is a very efficient anti-inflammatory. It also has a high level of α-Terpineol, a powerful antioxidant. Rich in monoterpenes (α- and β-pinene, camphene, and sabinene), eucalyptus oil provides significant anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties.
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Ayurvedic Ancient Wisdom
Eucalyptus reduces Vata while increasing Pitta due to its hot quality, dissipating internal chill while strengthening the metabolism and circulation.
The tree belongs to the Ayurvedic family lavang kul, and it’s popularly known in India as Nilgiri taila.
- Protects skin from UV damage and alleviates sunburned skin
- Antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal
- Promotes better circulation
- Its eucalyptol content can rejuvenate and invigorate the skin
- It prevents collagen degradation and increases ceramide production, while it keeps the skin moisturized
Eucalyptus oil is safe in most applications, as long as it is used in moderation. Always do a patch test on a small section of skin before applying it to your face and body. There are not enough studies on eucalyptus oil’s side effects, but if you are allergic to eucalyptus, check with your doctor before using eucalyptus oil.
Eucalyptus oil is one of our organic ingredients due to its many beneficial properties, but mainly because it will make your skin great. If you don’t know your skin type, take our Dosha quiz or reach out to us and schedule a free online skin consultation, we can help you feel amazing in your own skin.
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