What is Eucalyptus Hydrosol?
Eucalyptus trees have been long revered for their medicinal qualities. They are also called Blue Gums and consist of over 700 species, many of which are native to Australia.
Two extracts are got from eucalyptus trees: an essential oil and hydrosol. Both have therapeutic effects and healing properties. Eucalyptus hydrosol is what we shall be exploring on this page! It is obtained from steam distillation of the fresh leaves of the tall evergreen eucalyptus trees.
Eucalyptus hydrosol has a menthol-cool fresh scent that’s great for unclogging blocked noses and breathing problems. It’s also good for freshening up rooms, clothes and skin. Find out more eucalyptus hydrosol benefits below!
Hydrosol waters can be used in lotions, creams, bath preparations or straight on the skin. They provide mild tonic and skin cleansing properties and are generally safe for all skin types. We manufacture our waters with their therapeutic value to the skin and body in mind, we do not market our waters as a scent additive - though of course all waters will have a unique scent .... some will be significantly lighter in scent than others will - this is because of the plant material they are steamed from. If you are looking for a scent additive for your formulation that is water based, I would suggest checking out our Essential Water categories instead of hydrosol waters if you are looking for a spot on scent that matches essential oil. Essential waters are designed to add a scent "throw" into your formulations, whereas hydrosol waters are designed more for their benefits to the skin
Benefits of Eucalyptus Hydrosol
Expectorant : Eucalyptus is good for relieving congestion and treating cough and colds. You can take a tonic made with eucalyptus to unblock clogged respiratory airways and lungs. It can also be used as nasal drops or throat spray.
Analgesic : The cooling fresh sensation eucalyptus leaves on skin has an analgesic (pain relieving) or numbing effect. Spritz it on painful areas including painful acne, eczema and psoriasis for cooling pain relief.
Air Freshener : Eucalyptus has a clean and fresh scent that’s perfect as a natural air freshener. It can be diffused in smelly or musty rooms or spritzed around in a spray bottle.
Facial Toner : Refresh tired and overheated skin, reduce oiliness and clear congested skin with eucalyptus hydrosol! It also tightens skin pores and firms skin. Simply spritz it on your face after cleansing and let it dry off before moisturizing.
Reduces Oily Hair : Got oily hair? Eucalyptus hydrosol can help! It removes excess sebum on the scalp and hair strands and keeps hair looking silky and shiny.
How to Use Eucalyptus Hydrosol
Cough and Cold Tonic Take ½ or 1 tbsp of eucalyptus hydrosol 3-6 times a day for cough and cold relief.
Foot Bath Fill a small tub with hot water then dissolve ½ cup of sea salt and add 1 cup of eucalyptus hydrosol. Soak for 15 minutes to freshen tired feet and combat stinky feet odor.
Purifying Diffuser Blend Add 1 part eucalyptus hydrosol and 1 part tea tree hydrosol to a cold air diffuser. Diffuse in a musty room to clear the bad air and replace it with fresh and cool air.
Body Mist for Hot Flashes & Sweaty Days Store eucalyptus hydrosol in a fine mist bottle in the refrigerator. Mist it all over your body when you come from outside during the summer. It will instantly cool you down and refresh your skin.
Oily Hair Degreaser Combine in a spray bottle, 1 tbsp arrow root powder, 1 tbsp rubbing alcohol and 4 tbsp eucalyptus hydrosol. Spray on your scalp and hair when it gets greasy then brush. Goodbye, oily hair!
Refreshing Deodoran In a cobalt blue spray bottle, add 3 oz eucalyptus hydrosol, 2 tsp fine Himalayan pink salt, 1 oz witch hazel and 1 tsp baking soda (optional). Shake well to combine and spray on your underarms. The scent lasts and keep you clean and fresh for long.
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