Botanical Name: Eucaluptus globulus
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Camphorous, medicinal, fresh, clean, and bright
Blends Well With: Coriander, and other spices
Research shows that Eucalyptus (Gobulous) oil should not be used on children under the age of 10 as it can affect breathing in some children. My advice is to use a different oil or stick with Eucalyptus Radiata for children 6+ and Eucalyptus Smithi for children under the age of 6. Avoid this oil if you are pregnant or nursing. It is extremely important to always dilute this oil before applying it no matter the age of the person.
Grown on tall eucalyptus trees, the leaves are steam-distilled to extract the oil. Eucalyptus is native to Australia although other eucalyptus can be found in Africa, India and Europe. The best quality does come from Australia so please keep that in mind when purchasing this oil. There are over 700 species of eucalyptus. Besides being the main food source for koalas, it’s health uses are priceless. It has a very strong woody camphor aroma that opens up the lungs and is an excellent oil to use for respiratory health.
Eucalyptus oil contains 70-85% 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) – an ingredient in most mouthwash and dental preparations.
100% pure Eucalyptus essential oil contains the following properties:
Due to it’s inflammatory properties you can apply this oil topically on the chest or inhale deeply.
Apply topically over kidneys 2-3 times a day.
Muscle Tenderness & Fatigue
Muscle aches can be soothed with a diluted eucalyptus massage.
Eucalyptus essential oil is very effective against cavities, dental plaques, gingivitis and other dental infections due to its germicidal properties.
To help combat coughs you can diffuse this oil in a room and also massage on chest, bottoms of the feet and throat. You can also make an all natural vapor rub.
Add a few drop of eucalyptus oil to boiling hot water and inhale the steam. Close your eyes while inhaling the steam to avoid burning.
Kill Airborne Bacteria
Mix 10 drops of eucalyptus oil in a quart of water in a glass spay bottle and spritz the room. Shake well before use.
If you have a lot of mucus or phlegm you can breathe in the steam of this oil and apply the oil to the bottoms of the feet and chest 3 times a day.
Use the same steps as above to help with pneumonia.
Eucalyptus oil much like peppermint oil has a cooling effect on the body. Place several drops in a spray bottle with water and spritz over your skin.
Since Eucalyptus cools down the body it’s ideal to use with fevers for adults.
Due to it’s antibacterial and antiviral properties this oil is great to use in a homemade household cleaner to disinfectant bathrooms, counter tops etc.
Mosquitoes and many other insects that bite carry all sorts of diseases so your best defense is to use an insect repellant. Instead of using a commercial insect repellent that has known toxins in their product make your own by adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a glass spray water bottle.
Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 4 drops Eucalyptus Globulus, 1 drop Carrot Seed, 4 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Lavender essential oils, and 2 ounces witch hazel. Shake well to combine before applying a couple of drops to a cotton swab and applying directly to the acne.
Apply diluted oil onto the area of concern.
In a 1 ounce bottle add 2 drops Eucalyptus Globulus, 4 drops Peppermint, 10 drops Sandalwood (East Indian), and 14 drops Tea Tree essential oils, and 4 tablespoons avocado oil. Dip the end of a cotton swap in to the mixture and dab on sores. Re-apply every 2-3 hours or as needed