eucalyptus oil

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Antibacterial/Anti-Acne , Irritants , Plant Extracts

Fragrant plant oil whose active constituents are found in the leaves and the oil obtained from them. The oil has antimicrobial and antifungal activity, but is also a potent skin irritant due to its chemical components, some of which are toxic and can be fatal when ingested. Truly a mixed bag, because this oil, like rosemary oil, is one that has benefits and risks. Low amounts of eucalyptus oil do not seem to pose a risk of allergic contact dermatitis in the general population, its fragrance components are known irritants, and skin can be very good at concealing when it’s being irritated(Sources: Contact Dermatitis, March 2015, pages 1–2;  and Basic Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, June 2006, pages 575-581).

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