For a fresh and clean aroma
Eucalyptus oil can be added to our soapnuts to give your laundry a lovely fresh feeling to the finished washing
This makes even more sense when you take in to account the deodorising and antiseptic properties of the oil.
It can also be used as a room freshener, in your home sauna or mixed with oil (coconut, sunflower, olive or jojoba) to make a lovely relaxing bath.
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Originally found in Tasmania and Australia but nowadays can also be found in countries around the Mediterranean. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the tree.
Most Eucalyptus oil comes from China and is a by-product of the huge trade in Eucalyptus wood in that country. The leaves are collected as soon as they fall to the ground as part of the felling process. The trees are thus harvested all year round.