The eucalyptus is an evergreen tree that can reach up to 100 meters in height, making it one of the tallest trees in the world. It is native to Australia and Tasmania but today it can be found on all continents. Currently, China is the largest producer of Essential Oil, although there are other countries such as Australia and Spain that also produce good quality Essential Oil.
Eucalyptus was first used medicinally by Aboriginal Australians who used it to treat infections and fevers. The French naturalist De Labillardiere called it "the fever tree" and used it to treat fevers caused by malaria.
Among its properties and benefits, the following stand out:
Cosmetic level: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and soothing. Protects from oxidative stress.
A Therapeutic Level: expectorant and refreshing for the respiratory tract. anti-inflammatoryat the joint level or in cases of pain due to inflammation.
At the Psychological Level: favors lucidity, helps communication and decision-making.
Together with pine, mint and rosemary, it constitutes one of the four essential oils with a balsamic effect to take into account when preparing a body oil to apply to the chest area.