Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spa Girl clears the air with the Eucalyptus aromatic...

Eucalyptus oil has become a staple within the Spa industry and with Aromatherapists around the globe for its ability to do everything from healing wounds to solving respiratory problems.  It can also be used for hair care, and its woody-sweet scent is often used as a  household fresher.

Eucalyptus  is a diverse genus of flowering trees (and a few shrubs) in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Members of the genus dominate the tree flora of Australia. There are more than 700 species of Eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia, and a very small number are found in adjacent areas of New Guinea and Indonesia and one, Eucalyptus deglupta, ranges north to the Philippines. Species of Eucalyptus are cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics including the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, China and the Indian Subcontinent.

Eucalyptus oil has many applications and is categorized into three broad types according to composition and use: medicinal, perfumery and industrial. The is used as a pharmaceutical, antiseptic, repellent, flavouring, fragrance and for industrial uses. It is also thought to stimulate the immune system, is a good anti-inflammatory and possesses analgesic qualities as a topically applied liniment ingredient. Eucalyptus oil is also used in personal hygiene products for antimicrobial properties in dental care, soaps and over-the-counter products, including cough drops, throat lozenges, chest rubs, toothpastes, mouthwashes and muscle relaxants . It can also be applied to wounds to prevent infection.

As one of nature's best essential oils, it also mixes very nicely with thyme essential oil, rosemary essential oil, marjoram essential oil, lavender essential oil, cedar wood essential oil, frankincense essential oil to enhance your spirits and heal your tribulations. 

A Spa and home essential!

Linen Spray Freshener
1/2 cup Distilled Water
1/2 cup Vodka
10 drops Eucalyptus oil
§Mix ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. Shake before use.

Eucalyptus Freshener Spray
Can be used on carpets & upholstery
2 cups Distilled Water
20 drops Eucalyptus Oil
§Mix and pour into a spray bottle. Shake before each use. Can be used as an air freshener, a carpet or upholstery spray. Test a small area first for fabric discoloration and do not spray on wood surfaces.

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