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THE STORY BEHIND EUCALYPTUS BOUQUETS

Eucalyptus has carved its aromatic path into floral bouquets, enchanting admirers with its fragrant allure and striking appearance. Historically indigenous to Australia, this versatile foliage found its way into bouquets largely due to its distinct fragrance and elegant silvery-green leaves. Its inclusion in bouquets gained popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in the Victorian era, where it became a symbol of sophistication and elegance. With its resilience and aromatic charm, Eucalyptus soon became a staple addition for its aesthetic appeal and perceived healing properties, making it a favourite in bouquets meant to convey messages of wellness, renewal, and support. Today, Eucalyptus stands as a beloved foliage choice, lending its timeless elegance and therapeutic aroma to floral arrangements, a nod to its enduring legacy in the world of blooms.

WHY SEND EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus, renowned for its calming fragrance and refreshing scent, elevates floral arrangements with its distinctive silvery-blue leaves.
Eucalyptus is characterised by its long, slender leaves and distinctive aroma that instantly evokes a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation while adding a touch of greenery and texture to floral arrangements. Whether used as a standalone bouquet or with other flowers, Eucalyptus bouquets bring a refreshing and captivating element to any room. Their soothing greenery and unique texture make eucalyptus bouquets a popular choice for weddings, home décor, and special occasions, infusing them with a sense of natural beauty and serenity. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Eucalyptus symbolises healing, renewal, and protection. It's often included in bouquets to convey sentiments of well-being, resilience, and support during challenging times. This versatile foliage not only complements various blooms beautifully but also adds a therapeutic element, making it a thoughtful addition to bouquets meant to uplift spirits and soothe the soul.

FUN FACTS ABOUT EUCALYPTUS

  • Eucalyptus leaves contain oils that emit an aromatherapy scent that promotes relaxation and ease of breathing.

  • Eucalyptus leaves are a staple food for koalas who digest the oils in the leaves to stay hydrated.

  • Some species of eucalyptus have a unique adaptation to fire. They contain oil-rich leaves that are highly flammable, leading to explosive fires. These fires clear the ground around them, allowing eucalyptus to thrive in the aftermath.

  • Native to Australia, eucalyptus trees have been introduced to regions with similar climates and are now found in parts of Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

  • Eucalyptus oil is renowned for its medicinal properties. It's used in cough drops, ointments, and inhalants due to its potential as a decongestant and antiseptic. Additionally, it's used in traditional medicine for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.


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