One of the most commonly used essential oils across topical applications and medicines is Eucalyptus. Known for its potent clearing power, it’s a reliable treatment component to prevent and treat nasal build up, mental fog, apathy, and respiratory congestion. With a medicinal camphorous scent, its wellness association is felt through inhalation.
Clearing the way for a more well-defined inhale, eucalyptus invites a sense of clarity with each improved breath. It is known as a stimulant, promoting clarity, optimism, and self-confidence through its ability to stimulate the mind and engage with a sense of alertness and fresh perspective. With a less muddled mind, one might feel more able to take on new ideas and feel confident in doing so.
Native to Australia, the Eucalyptus tree grows tall with narrow long leaves and pale bark. Its leaves are potent with the essential oils, giving off a scent that is cultivated for medicinal and perfumery needs around the world. Originally used as a remedy for fevers and infections by Aboriginals, it first came to western knowledge for uses in flavoring and perfumery sometime in the early 1800s. By the 1850s, blue gum eucalyptus was under cultivation in the south of France, Algeria, and California, where it grows best in Mediterranean climates. Post WW1, it was also widely used as a common antiseptic and treatment for influenza patients suffering from respiratory issues.
The clear to light green eucalyptus essential oil is made from the tree leaves, which are harvested, dried and crushed. These are then distilled to release the essential oil, through steam distillation as pressurized steam extracts the essential oils from the botanicals. This brings out the notes of mint, wood, citrus, and the fresh clean aroma found in eucalyptus. Though over 700 species exist, generally they fall into three subcategories of eucalyptus, including lemon scented, fresh camphor, and peppermint. The narrow leaf Eucalyptus was the first oil of all to be produced commercially, with the first distillation production established outside of Melbourne in 1852.
Pungent, sharp green, airy, clean and fresh, Eucalyptus’ invigorating effects can be felt immediately upon experiencing the scent. Featured in Air Aroma’s newest fragrance, Iron Bark, this powerful essential oil helps bring clarity and inspiration when needed. With supporting notes of Ravensara, Cinnamon, and Tea Tree, Iron Bark is an elevated fresh scent that is like stepping onto an Australian coastal nature trail.