16 Health Benefits Of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

 

 

 

Botanical Name: Eucaluptus globulus
Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Camphorous, medicinal, fresh, clean, and bright
Color: Clear
Blends Well With: Coriander, and other spices

 

SAFETY

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:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-catarrhal
  • Anti-Infectious
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-migraine
  • Cicatrisant
  • Deodorant
  • Insecticidal
  • Expectorant
  • Rubefacient
  • Vulnerary
  • Vermifuge

 

Asthma
Due to it’s inflammatory properties you can apply this oil topically on the chest or inhale deeply.

Kidney Stones
Apply topically over kidneys 2-3 times a day.

Muscle Tenderness & Fatigue
Muscle aches can be soothed with a diluted eucalyptus massage.

Dental Care
Eucalyptus essential oil is very effective against cavities, dental plaques, gingivitis and other dental infections due to its germicidal properties.

Coughs
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.

Decongestant
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.

Expectorant
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.

Pneumonia
Use the same steps as above to help with pneumonia.

Cooling Down
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.

Fever
Since Eucalyptus cools down the body it’s ideal to use with fevers for adults.

Household Disinfectant
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.

Insect Repellent
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.

Oily Skin
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.

Skin Infections
Apply diluted oil onto the area of concern.

Shingles
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

 

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  • Simera, I am going to try the eucalyptus out for the bug spray and for my sore muscles… the older I become the more I want all natural items… the toxins that are in some products are pretty scary … have a great weekend xox

  • Carolina

    I love the smell and the benefits of the eucapyptus! It’s a fantastic natural remedy!
    Xxx honey

    Carolina

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  • I will definitely try this out for cough, being having a bad one lately.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

    • This oil should help with that for sure as long as it’s a pure oil.

  • Jackie Harrison

    I need to get this oil this is such a helpful information I did not know it helps with cough amazing. Have a great weekend

  • I wouldn’t have guessed so many properties of Eucalyptus oil! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I love this product sweetie

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    Maggie D.

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  • I know there are some who don’t like the smell of Eucalyptus but I actually love it. I agree that it’s amazing for cough, I like cough syrup which has it as ingredient. Thank you for another informative post, Simera!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I don’t care for the smell to be honest but it works so well.

  • I absolutely love Eucalyptus!! It is one of my fav oils….Lovely Post 🙂

  • I’ve used eucalyptus oil as a decongestant and it’s really wonderful.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  • Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters

    This looks like a wonder oil.. never though that it could help in kidney stones.. Will surely plan to get hold on to it! 🙂

    • It’s a very useful oil for so many reasons.

  • i remember using the oil during childhood when havinf fever ,cold
    love the smell of it too
    nice post dear

    • I don’t really like the scent but it works so I us it often

  • Gi.

    beautiful post!
    kisses Gi.

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  • Jessica (What To Style)

    Amazing review! I’m saving all these essential oils posts, they’re so helpful! =)

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  • ELISA

    nice product!

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  • I love this series of posts, so many useful things to learn:) Eucalyptus oil is one of my favorite, and I used it often for inhalation when my sinuses are congested

    • Thanks Helena. Glad this oil works for you.

  • Such an informative post!!When I was a kid, my mom used to add a few drops of this oil to hot water and make me do steam inhalations for cold and fever.

    • I do the same thing it’s works like magic.

  • Natasha Bhatt

    I love eucalyptus oil as u rightly said it is definitely strong hence best is to use in a diluted form.. m becoming an essential oils fan after reading ur posts 🙂

    • I know a lot of people like the scent but I don’t . The reason to dilute is so it doesn’t burn the skin.

  • This is really nice review, i never heard about benefits of eucalyptus oil .. I love to try this kind of products and definitely will check it out. Thanks Simera!

    xx

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  • Rita

    Wow so interesting. I had no idea eucalyptus oil had so many benefits! Definitely adding this to my medicine cabinet! 🙂 Rita @ http://www.CoastWithMe.com

  • Nice informative post!
    xx

  • Bella Pummarola

    My mother always rubbed me with eucalyptus oil when I had a cold and it definitely worked!

    Bella Pummarola

  • Svetlana

    Thank you so much for this post , it’s so helpful, I will bookmark this page, because it’s very good to know!

    Kisses

    Svetlana

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  • Akaleistar

    Loving this series! It’s so interesting learning about the benefits of essential oils 🙂

  • I recently had a cough that lasted 2 weeks, I wish I knew about eucalyptus essential oil lol. Once again, I learn a lot with your posts 🙂

  • Kati

    So many great uses – thanks for the list!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati
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  • So precious for Winter but also so versatile!

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

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  • Missy May

    Another great and essential oil. Thanks for educating us, hun.
    Have a blessed week ahead.

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  • PM

    Great post — so many ideas here.

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  • borka gamero

    love this oil’s scent!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  • Milu

    I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!!!
    XOXO

    Milu

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  • Wow Simera.. I love the smell of Eucalyptus oil and I do own one.. I use it at times for inhalation to reduce my chest congestion. I did not know it had so many good qualities. Thanks for the great post.

  • alice

    Cool dear, I love it!

    Alice Cerea,

    BABYWHATSUP.COM

  • mark a.

    this is a cool post!

  • i use this oil a lot..nice tips..