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Eucalyptus lowdown

BeautyBy Sunday World
Eucalyptus lowdown

The power of eucalyptus has been called on for centuries, with the Aboriginal population of Australia first using it as a medicine to treat fungal infections, skin wounds and fever. It was native to Australia until 1770, when it was introduced around the world after the James Cook expedition, with its powerful properties soon being used by people all over the globe.

In modern day eucalyptus oil is still used to treat wounds thanks to its antiseptic qualities. It can also be found in deodorants, insect repellents as well as numerous beauty products.

Food and drink versions of the flowering tree are also popular, with the health conscious among us incorporating it into their mealtimes. We look at some of the top products to use eucalyptus.

Hair

As well as using eucalyptus, Milk_shake’s energizing blend range, shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment, mixes together the benefits of organic rosemary, sage and botanical extracts. Designed to help hydrate fine, thinning and fragile hair, this also works a treat on normal hair, leaving it feeling fresh and healthy. It’s especially great to use in the winter months when central heating and blustery winds can leave hair dry and frizzy, giving locks a much needed health boost.

Body

As part of L'Occitane’s new Aromachology Rebalancing collection, the French beauty company has included eucalyptus into its offerings. Black Soap is an olive-oil based soap paste that cleans the skin and removes all impurities, enriched with eucalyptus essential oils.

The White Company launched two new ranges over the summer, Relax and Restore, with the restore products offering notes of relaxing neroli, geranium and eucalyptus to reinvigorate and rejuvenate the senses. We particularly love the Skin Brightening Super-Fine Body Scrub to help prepare you for the day ahead.

Home

The awakening smells of citrus oils and bergamot, along with floral notes and clarifying eucalyptus, make the new candle from Beatitude a must for anyone wanting to add that something extra to their homes. With a 60 hour burn time, place this candle next to you as you bathe or on the nightstand as you unwind at night.

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