There would be few people in Australia who have never used eucalyptus oil or a product containing this versatile ‘bush medicine’. It can be the first thing we reach for from the medicine cabinet when a cold or flu strikes.
Eucalyptus oil’s medicinal and therapeutic properties make it a popular ingredient in:
- Antiseptic creams and lotions
- Decongestants for the head and nose
- Anti-inflamatory treatments
- Cold and flu treatments
- Cough medicines
- Throat lozenges
- Sports liniments
- Ointments for blisters, burns and insect bites
- Skin care
- Vapour therapy in cold remedies
- Kleenex Special Care tissues with Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus oil is also widely used as a warming oil to ease muscular aches, sprains, arthritis and poor circulation. Herbalists claim it has a soothing and calming effect on the whole body and also helps boost the immune system.
History of eucalyptus oil
- Australian Aboriginals were the first to discover the many medicinal qualities of eucalyptus. They named it ‘Kino’.
- Surgeons on the First Fleet used eucalyptus oil to treat convicts and marines, and the first colonists soon followed their example.
- Eucalyptus oil first reached Europe in 1778 and was marketed under the name ‘Sydney Peppermint’.
- Surgeons were using eucalyptus oil as an antiseptic during surgery as early as the 1800s.
Kleenex Special Care Eucalyptus tissues are specially designed to combine three plies of Kleenex softness with the fresh scent of eucalyptus to help clear your nose when you have a cold
Find out more about eucalyptus oil benefits.
Please remember, eucalyptus oil is powerful and should be used with care. Dilute oil before placing directly onto the skin. People with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid use. Excessive use may cause headaches. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep out of reach of children, as eucalyptus oil can be fatal if consumed internally.