Australia’s aborigines have used eucalyptus for ages to treat various ailments including fever, cough and asthma, and early European settlers adopted eucalyptus oil as their “medicine.” In the past, people believed that eucalyptus could cure malaria — hence its nickname, “Australian fever tree” — and while it was not in fact a cure, eucalyptus oil does contain a chemical (eucalyptol) that has decongestant and antiseptic action. Eucalyptol kills several types of bacteria and viruses. After minor wounds have been washed, eucalyptus oil may be applied to help prevent infection. Because of its ability to kill bacteria, eucalyptus oil is an excellent choice for soaps, toners and cleansers, as well as shampoos and body washes.
Biochemica® Eucalyptus Oil exhibits a pleasant, menthol-like odor which is clean and refreshing. It may find application in OTC pharmaceuticals for use in inhalants and rubs to help with decongestion. Sports rubs and arthritic formulas are yet additional applications. Last but not least, Biochemica® Eucalyptus Oil may be used in aromatherapy to help sooth and refresh!
Suggested use levels: lotions and creams: 2-5%; bar soaps: 3-7%; OTC topicals/sports rubs: 5-20%.
Features & Benefits:
- Anti-acne active
- Anti-dandruff active
- Anti-psoriasis active
- Anti-seborrheic dermatitis active
- Anti-inflammatory Agent
- Bactericidal Agent
- Cleansing Agent
- Deodorant Agent
- Fungicidal Agent
- Natural Product
- Plant Derived / Vegetal Based