Eucalyptus Oil: FAQS

6th Mar 2020

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If you search for eucalyptus online, it's no doubt that many articles and products will appear in return. Eucalyptus has become a well-known fragrance for its soothing, refreshing properties and for being a game-changer in the world of essential oils. With approximately 500 species of eucalyptus, how can we know which oil is best? In this article, we review and answer frequently asked questions about eucalyptus oil, where it originates from, and where to get it.

Which part of the eucalyptus plant does the oil come from?

The oil of the eucalyptus plant comes from its oval leaves, which are dried, crushed, and distilled.

Which species of eucalyptus has the best oil?

The Eucalyptus Globulus is the most popular and best-known species of eucalyptus used for its oil. However, there are other eucalyptus species known for their oil:

  • Eucalyptus Radiata
  • Eucalyptus Dives
  • Eucalyptus Citriodora

The oils of these species vary in fragrance. Eucalyptus Radiata is refreshing, while Eucalyptus Dives contains notes of peppermint, and Eucalyptus Citriodora is lemony.

What are the various uses of eucalyptus oil?

Throughout history, the oil of the eucalyptus plant has been used for its natural medicinal purposes, its ability to act as a disinfectant, and over time, as a soothing fragrance used in spas all over the world.

An innovative line of shower aromatherapy products infused with 100% pure eucalyptus oil were first launched in 2015 by the Travertine Spa Collection in the form of a shower mist.

What is the best way to use eucalyptus oil?

As eucalyptus is best known for facilitating deeper breathing and being a decongestant, eucalyptus oil typically works best when dispersed through the air in order to receive the full inhalation benefits.

Many people use a diffuser or in a spray bottle, such as the Eucalyptus Steam Shower Spray from the Travertine Spa Collection. Between the two, the Eucalyptus Steam Shower Spray delivers the eucalyptus oil in a much quicker and accessible fashion. In addition, the steam within a shower works in a symbiotic fashion with the eucalyptus oil, allowing its refreshing fragrance to rise and elevate your sense of relaxation, while decreasing feelings of discomfort and stress.

What are some other uses for eucalyptus oil?

Aside from diffusers and sprayer bottles, eucalyptus oil can be found in a variety of other products such as gels, lotions, body wash, and hair care.