W e’ve mentioned here before that eucalyptus and its penetrating, woody but lemony scent, is perhaps most well-known for helping with soothing, calming, and relief. It’s so common in the massage therapy industry, if you’ve enjoyed days at the spa, you’ll likely have complete scent memory recall upon inhaling TLEO Eucalyptus. It’s a top component in massage oils, respected for its promoting of a sense of fast recovery and ultimate soothing.
But oh, TLEO Eucalyptus can be used for so much more and offers many health benefits. In its origins in Australia, eucalyptus exploded into the medicinal and pharmaceutical realms after Yorkshire pharmacist Joseph Bosisto immigrated in 1848 to Australia and pushed the boundaries of this native plant’s abilities. His own eucalyptus oil was the continent’s first native export.
To lessen the appearance of inflammation or irritation of the skin and promote the appearance of cleared skin after an irritation or wound, add 1 drop of TLEO Eucalyptus to anti-itch, antibacterial, or anti-inflammation cream or ointment before applying to skin. It’s a potent oil, so always be sure to dilute it before application.
Through centuries of extensive studies and a wealth of education through use, eucalyptus is also valued in pharmaceutical application as a tick repellent – for humans. While studies suggest it’s effective for us, it’s highly advised that you discuss its potential application on pets with your veterinarian or a licensed practitioner of animal medicine before considering.
DIY TLEO EUCALYPTUS TICK TASER
- Add 4 ounces of distilled water to a TLEO Amber Spray Bottle
- Add about 18-20 drops of our Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend and blend well
- Do a skin spot check, to make sure your skin doesn’t have a reaction
- Spray lightly on the skin before heading outdoors
- Spray the bottom cuffs of your pants (all-around your ankles) and on your shoes
And, finally, here’s a great sidebar to our eucalyptus tale today: The ways in which this essential oil embodies eco-friendliness is a long list. Eucalyptus is sustainable – a BIG reason we’re such fans! The trees are a renewable resource, able to continue growing after every harvest, for decades, if not centuries. And we all know how much koala bears love their eucalyptus. It’s great to know the use of the leaves in oil manufacturing is in no way harmful or an interference to the variety of wildlife that depends on this native Australian plant. The lack of pesticides and such in the growth of the trees passes on the goodness as it helps protect soil quality.
*These recommendations are for educational purposes only. Test first for possible allergic reaction. Citrus oils may cause photosensitivity and should not be applied topically when in direct sunlight or going outside. If pregnant or breast-feeding, or taking medications, ask a health professional before use and consult your doctor about contraindications. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. This product line is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or mitigate any disease.