Birch leaves contain essential oils, vitamin C and provitamin A as well as resinous and tanning substances, which have beneficial effect on human skin, making it soft and smooth. The particular advantage of a birch whisk is the fact that it helps bronchial tubes to expand, facilitating the passage of sputum and improving the lung ventilation. This is why breathing seems so easy after having hit yourself with a birch whisk in a heated sauna.
Birch whisks are particularly useful for smokers. It has been proved that the air in the birchwood is as clean as in the surgery. Whisk infusion is used for washing hair in order to strengthen it and to get rid of dandruff. Birch whisks alleviate the pain in muscles and joints after physical exercise. A fresh fragrant sauna whisk can charge you with buoyancy and good mood for many days to come.
The healing properties of eucalyptus have been widely known for a very long time already. The leaves of eucalyptus are a valuable source of precious essential oil, which has bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect, as well as phytoncides, which cleanse and revitalize the air. Eucalyptus is an excellent natural inhaler. Inhaling a resinous and a bit harsh odour makes a whisk made from eucalyptus aquifolium an invaluable remedy for prevention and treatment of respiratory and cold-related diseases. When visiting a steam room, we advise you to press the whisk against your face and to inhale its odour for 3 to 5 minutes. The combination of eucalyptus aquifolium (acutifoliate) with eucalyptus argentea (silvery) can make the whisk even more durable and flexible in addition to its healing properties. Also, if you wish, you can combine eucalyptus with oak or birch. Such combined whisks can be very useful in presence of rheumatism and pains in joints and muscles. This is why such whisks are recommended to be used when having a massage, which will help to alleviate rheumatism and pains in joints and muscles.
The harsh cooling odour of eucalyptus mobilizes nervous system and helps to recover from stress or disease. It boosts up energy which is responsible for increased life expectancy.