Eucalyptus Essential Oil

 

Eucalyptus is one of the widest grown and fastest growing trees in the world. It grows up to a height of 100 meters. The scientific name of eucalyptus is eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptus trees have been planted since ancient times in malaria infested swamps in order to dry the soil due to its enormous water requirement and purify the air at the same time with its highly aromatic leaves that are blue-green in color and are heart shaped when are young and turn long and lance shaped at maturity. There are approximately 200 species of Eucalyptus. The Australian eucalyptus trees were the first trees which brought essential oil that has been used medicinally. It takes about 25 kilograms of young branches and leaves of eucalyptus to produce only 500 grams of essential eucalyptus oil by the process of steam distillation.
Today, many people use eucalyptus oil for its natural disinfectant and pest-deterrent properties.

 

 

 


 

Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil

 

Mind & Spirit

On the emotional level, aromatic eucalyptus oil inhalation stimulates and clears the mind out of negative feelings, promotes concentration, and gives a breath of fresh air.
Some studies report that eucalyptus oil helps stimulate the brain, resulting in increased mental focus, energy, and rejuvenation. Diffuser : 1-6 drops of Eucalyptus oil.


Diffused In Air

Add 7 drops Cypress, 5 drops Eucalyptus, 4 drops Lemon and 7 drops Cedarwood Himalayan oil to a one ounce spray bottle with water for a disinfecting and enlivening room spray.

 

Massage

  • Back Pain: 10 drops of Eucalyptus, 10 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Ginger dilute in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (use one of them: Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Hazelnut). Massage eases any type of backache.
  • Ease Muscle Aches & Pains with Massage Oil: Add 4 - 8 drops of Eucalyptus oil in two table spoons of Jojoba oil or vegetable oil (use one of them: Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Hazelnut) (double recipe if needed). Massage the oil into the affected area twice a day to ease muscle pain and improve movement.
  • Catarrh: Rub your chest and back with the following oil: 5 drops of Eucalyptus, 2 drops of Tea tree, 2 drops of Rosemary and dilute in 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (use one of them: Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Hazelnut)
  • For an aromatherapy massage designed to encourage energy, vitality and get-up-and-go feelings, eucalyptus oil is often blended with one or more of lavender, peppermint, wintergreen, and rosewood essential oils, with a carrier oil such as sweet almond used as a base.

 

Health

As eucalyptus essential oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, non-inflammatory, and anti-microbial, the oil can be used to alleviate symptoms and problems associated with asthma, congestion, the common cold, and sinusitis.

 

  •    Bleeding gums:Bleeding gums: make up the following mixture: 2 drops of Eucalyptus, 2 drops of Lemon, 2 drops of Lavender add it to a tumbler of water, and use as a mouthwash. Do not swallow.

 

  •    Colds & Flu: One of the best ways to tackle blocked noses and coughs associated with colds and flu is to put a 2-4 drops of each of eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil in a bowl of warm water with your head under a towel and inhale the vapor for 10 minutes for improved breathing.
    You can also put the drops of oil on a tissue or handkerchief and put it near you, or on a bedside table.


Mosquitoes and Bugs

Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water, add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using, add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Lavender, and Eucalyptus... it works great and smells good too!


 

Cleaning

  • To use the oil for basic cleaning purposes, one can simply combine oil with basic dish-soap and waterThe mixture can be gently shaken in a spray bottle, and then can be sprayed and wiped on tile, ceramic, and other common surfaces.

 

 

 

Caution
NEVER USE INTERNELLY.

  • Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
    Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.

 

 

 

We are constantly on lookout for more information about this herb. If you know something about clary sage or any other essential oil please share your experience.

 

 


Information presented on website is a conglomeration of useful and interesting facts, observations obtained from various online and offline sources. It is intended for educational purpose only. Facts and statements presented here may or may not have been verified by us, no statements have been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. We encourage user to investigate properties of essential oils and other substances presented here, research, and share knowledge with community. Information provided on this website by us and our users can't be used against us or our users. One should always seek consultation with health professional prior to use of our essential oils in form of any medicinal application or topical if any serious health condition is present, or if one is pregnant. Properties of essential oils must be researched well by yourself prior to any form of internal use. To ensure that no accidents happen with use of our essential oils, we encourage you to read our cautionary note which can be accessed here: Safety precautions when using essential oils