It’s essential for Koalas to nourish themselves on Eucalyptus leaves. Humans use essential oil with this potent leaf as a medicinal remedy for many ailments. As wonderful as this plant is, safety in small doses is as crucial to humans as the need for Koalas to have their daily dosage.
We use it for pain management in a combined essential oil topical creme called Deep Blue (mentioned in the previous post about Helichrysum). It’s part of the cooling/warmth feeling that helps with inflammation and to soothe the injured muscle tissue. Primarily used as a topical during cold season to help open and clear the passage ways for easier breathing. Also useful to clear the air as a essential oil spray.
Some hair care products include this plant essence for a uplifting and awakening to the scalp. I used it in a shampoo at a hotel on vacation a few times. It’s definitely a revitalizing feeling. My favorite is using it on aching/swollen feet or muscles. I make a essential oil combo with it and lavender oil in a lip gloss roller ball glass container. It relieves my feet and also the added benefit of the pomegranate oil as a carrier oil nourishes my dry skin. 🙂