Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Also Called: Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil
What It Does: perfuming, antimicrobial, antibacterial
This essential oil is created by steam distilling the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree. The eucalyptus essential oil is colorless, pale yellow oil with camphoraceous aroma used mainly in vapor rubs to treat coughs. Eucalyptus has significant antibacterial and expectorant properties.
While Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil is rather non-sensitising with an EU sensitizer total of 5%, it may be best to avoid it if you have super-sensitive skin or allergic to fragrances.
Eucalyptus has antibacterial properties. It also helps to cleanse the epidermis, ridding the pores of harmful impurities that can contribute to breakouts, pigmentation and dull skin.