Eucalyptus Soaps

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Eucalyptus plants and by-products, such as eucalyptus soaps, are revered for their therapeutic properties. Eucalyptus soaps offer users many desirable qualities. For instance, eucalyptus is often used to soothe aches and pains. It is a favorite in steam baths and gymnasiums, due to its pain-killing properties.

Aching muscles are soothed by taking a hot shower with lathering, all natural soaps made of eucalyptus. Some people enjoy taking a hot bath with a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil swirled into the bath water. Eucalyptus soaps are also known to be antiseptic and are regarded by some as immuno-boosters and anti-virals.

Eucalyptus Soaps and Their Exotic Origins

Although these soaps are now made just about everywhere on earth, eucalyptus itself hails most often from Australia and nearby Tasmania. The plant also grows in subtropical India and China. Picture a koala munching its favorite meal of eucalyptus leaves for the quintessential picture of Australia.

The therapeutic agent in this plant is mostly found in the leaves. The leaves are processed to produce eucalyptus oil, which is exported all around the globe. The leaves are distilled to produce this beloved oil. In Ayurvedic health traditions, the oil is used to treat congestion, colds, bronchitis, and even snake bites!


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