What? Australia’s blue forests are named for the haze produced by the trees essential oil. When you walk through the groves, the blue mist that mutes the surrounding scenery can be almost intoxicating. One can’t help but take deep breaths of its refreshing scent, which is perhaps why aromatherapists use it to clear the air, helping to resolve disagreements in interpersonal conflicts.
Why? Highly antiseptic, eucalyptus has long been a household remedy in treating everything from flu, fever, and sore throat to skin and muscle pain. Eucalyptus oil is often applied topically to treat skin infections.