Ingredient Name: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus Australiana)
What is it? Eucalyptus essential oil is derived from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree through a steam distillation process. We prefer the eucalyptus australiana species for its sweet smell and potent therapeutic properties. Countless studies show that this essential oil is both a refreshing fragrance and powerful restorative for the body.
Why do we use it? We use eucalyptus essential oil in our Wonder Balm for its impressive range of antimicrobial and antifungal actions against many common skin complaints. You will find eucalyptus essential oil in our Breathe Ease-Balm to relieve nasal congestion and immune system support.
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