How to use refreshing eucalyptus for healthy skin, hair, and morePosted on June 4, 2018 Written by: 100% PURE®
For those of us living in California, the scent of eucalyptus is a familiar one: it’s the sweet, woody aroma of San Francisco’s lush Golden Gate Park. It’s refreshing, uplifting, and camphorous. The eucalyptus tree originated in Australia, and was brought to California during the Gold Rush days. Eucalyptus isn’t only refreshing (and sauna worthy), it’s also anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and a wonder for the skin, hair, and lips -- making it a perfect fit in our 100% PURE formulas!
What is Eucalyptus?
Eucalyptus essential oil comes from steam distilling eucalyptus leaves. The leaves come from the myrtle family of trees, which can grow up to 200 feet tall. These fast growing trees produce an oil combination that is released into the air, sometimes so strong that a blue haze is visible in the air (see Australian Blue Mountains). Diffusing the oil, especially during cold and flu season, is a great way to help battle cold symptoms. Adding a few drops of the essential oil to your massage oil makes a for a cooling, soothing experience. During the middle of summer when insects are abuzz, diffusing eucalyptus with lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint essential oils will help ward off mosquitos. For more information about essential oils check out our recent post: Best Essential Oils for Skin, and Other Beauty Oils You Should Know About.
Eucalyptus benefits don’t stop at warding off colds and bug bites; this plant has got some major beauty benefits, too! It’s most famous for helping to treat and prevent acne. Eucalyptus also boosts circulation, a critical element for having healthy skin. It’s an anti-inflammatory good for redness and other inflammatory conditions, making a super skin soother. In a first aid kit, eucalyptus is helpful as a disinfectant or for skin irritation.
If you’re looking to add eucalyptus to skin, always make sure to dilute the essential oil before applying it to skin. We use our Organic Argan Oil as a carrier oil that will simultaneously nourish and soothe the skin, cuticles, and hair. Eucalyptus benefits extend to helping keep the lips healthy, thanks to antibacterial and antiviral effects. With a combination of lysine, peppermint, lemon balm, licorice, propolis and eucalyptus essential oil, our Lysine + Herb Lip Balm will soothe, protect and provide healing for lips. Using body care products with eucalyptus is also a great way to squeeze some aromatherapeutic stress relief into your daily skin routine.
Eucalyptus for Hair
Eucalyptus benefits for the hair include strengthening, boosting shine, and boosting follicle stimulation for healthier hair growth. From a healthy scalp comes healthy hair -- and eucalyptus is a potent scalp treatment. It is important to use the right concentration of eucalyptus oil for the scalp, as too much can do damage. Try Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner, which have been expertly formulated to ensure that your hair and scalp are healthy as can be! Neem, an antifungal and antimicrobial plant, helps protect the scalp. Burdock helps to soothe and detox the scalp. Nettle helps fortify the hair, and peppermint helps stimulate hair growth. The result is a newly nourished, clean scalp that helps support stronger hair. Eating enough protein and managing stress can also help to promote strong, healthy hair growth.
Eucalyptus for Body
There’s nothing quite like the refreshing, uplifting scent of eucalyptus. It’s the perfect addition while showering, bathing, and moisturizing to invigorate the body and mind. Try our Eucalyptus Shower Gel formulated with soothing aloe, rose hydrosol, antioxidant rich green tea, moisturizing and detoxifying red algae. It also includes invigorating, circulation boosting herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano for healthy and well nourished skin.
For a luxurious spa bath at home, reach for our Eucalyptus Sea Therapy Bath. These bath ‘salts’ aren’t salts at all; they’re nutrient rich, crystallized sea kelp from the Brittany Coast of France. They contain over 60 different trace minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that will deeply nourish and detoxify the body while revitalizing the mind. Eucalyptus Sea Therapy Bath also contains plants like ginger, rosemary, and energizing oils of peppermint and eucalyptus for a pick-me-up that lasts.
If you’re looking for skin softening eucalyptus moisturizer with a refreshing scent and feel, you’ve got a few options! Soften and protect the skin with cocoa and avocado butters in our mega rich Eucalyptus Whipped Body Butter. This thick, emollient butter is ideal for extra rough or dry areas of skin, like the elbows and knees. Rich with antioxidants from acai, vitamin E, and goji berry, it will nourish while providing anti-aging benefits to the skin.
For a super spreadable daily body lotion with an invigorating scent and cooling feel, grab our Eucalyptus Nourishing Body Cream. When you get to hands and feet, opt for our creamy Eucalyptus Hand Buttercream. The calming peppermint and eucalyptus benefits will soothe tired hands and feet; especially helpful after moisture-sapping activities like washing dishes or going barefoot at the beach. Age protective antioxidants and comforting botanical oils in both products will nourish and uplift while you wear.
Eucalyptus is an all around healing, soothing, and uplifting ingredient -- which is why we couldn’t resist giving it the spotlight! It’s a scent that’s suitable for men or women, and bound to soothe both the mind and body. Formulated by natural ingredient experts, these formulas will nourish the body without being overly stipping or harsh on the skin. 100% PURE never uses any artificial fragrances, fillers, or synthetic chemicals. We use the highest quality nutrients for your skin and body. Enjoy this Australian wonder, in your favorite way, and let us know your favorite tips and eucalyptus tricks by tagging us at #100percentpure or #nodirtybeauty.