We’ve all heard the craze about using plants as remedies for skin and body, but what really are the best ways to use eucalyptus to optimize health? Is eucalyptus best used on our skin? In a tea? On our temples when that massive migraine won’t go away? Or maybe D, all of the above? Let’s take a look and find out.
The Ways to Use the Plant
The Eucalyptus tree is a native species of Australia. For thousands of years, different cultures have been using it as a remedy for many conditions. In addition to remebedies, the leaves of the tree can be used as a variety of products such as:
- Essential oil
- Face products
- Body products
- Lip balms
- Cough products
- Bug repellent
- Hair nourishment products
Clearly this plant is very versatile. But why? What is it about this tree’s leaves that make is so sought after?
Benefits of Eucalyptus
1. Pain reduction
Eucalyptus contains ingredients that reduce inflammation. Some studies found that inhaling its oil decreased levels of pain in knee surgery patients. If you don’t tend to be a fan of taking over-the-counter pain medications, this could be a possible alternative.
2. Respiratory aid
We’ve all heard of the infamous Vicks VapoRub. It’s no surprise that this popular product contains eucalyptus oil. Inhaling it can decongest a phlegmy chest. Everybody likes to breathe normally. Eucalyptus understands that.
3. Disinfect wounds
Since the oil is a natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial, it helps with keeping wounds clean. When you have a minor cut or burn but are out of Neosporin, try using a natural cream with eucalyptus-oil.
4. Keep breath minty fresh
Of course, we all love a minty fresh breath. Well, most of us do. Not only does it allow us to keep our breath fresh, but the oil also combats bacteria that build up in our mouth. Talk about a win-win!
5. Scares away the bugs.
Believe it or not, eucalyptus is a very effective bug repellent. The oil even kills mites and ticks. So next time you find yourself going camping in the woods, why not douse yourself in it.
Eucalyptus Usage on the Skin
Although it’s obvious eucalyptus is good for the body and scaring away bugs, one of the best ways we’ve found to use it is on the skin of our face. It is amazing at calming inflammation on the face that we tend to get from acne.
Additionally, eucalyptus has antioxidant properties. This means that it is excellent at reversing skin cell damage. Furthermore, it helps maintain the balance of oil on the skin. This is especially useful for people who tend to have trouble controlling their facial oil glands. Lastly, it just feels amazing and smells good. The natural menthol found in it makes for an extremely soothing experience. The cool sensation on the skin can help when you are overheated or have a sunburn.
Best LeClair Products with Eucalyptus
This all being said, here are our favorite three products that we have crafted using all-natural botanicals, completely vegan and gluten free.
- Oil Control Eucalyptus Serum. This serum is excellent at balancing out the moisture of your skin without clogging your pores.
- Organic Eucalyptus Tea Tree Moisturizer. This moisturizer is amazing at killing acne-causing bacteria and healing acne already present.
- Organic Eucalyptus Cleanser. This cleanser is wonderful at deeply disinfecting skin while ensuring your skin doesn’t dry out.
Organic LeClair Skincare
If you ever have any questions or concerns about the LeClair Skincare products, please never hesitate to reach out to us at one of our spas in Arizona. We want every person to ensure they are buying the products that are right for them. Furthermore, we want people to find what works best for them and not feel pressured to stress out about a skincare regimen alone. We have many professional and talented aestheticians who specialize in the use and distribution of our skincare products. We want everyone to be happy with their specific skincare results.
At LeClair Skincare we pride ourselves on the use of all of our skin care products being all-natural. We ensure that all of our products are vegan and cruelty free. Visit one of our local spas to experience the power of our products. We offer incredible massages and facials.