Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Parts Used: Leaves & Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Strong
Oil Consistency: Thin
Scent: fresh and clean, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous
EUCALYPTUS is one of the most well known and most powerful antiseptic essential oils. There are many varieties of Eucalyptus, but this description will focus only on Eucalyptus Globulus. It is used to treat burns, cuts, blisters, wounds, and sores. It prevents bacterial growth, stops the growth of viruses, and eases pain by numbing the nerves. This is an excellent oil to kill head lice and ease insect bites. Use against insects, cold sores, and other herpes outbreaks.
Eucalyptus is amazing for muscle aches and pains, sore muscles, body aches, arthritis, and rheumatism. It is well established that Eucalyptus is extremely beneficial for respiratory ailments including coughs, flu, infections, and bronchitis. This oil will also clear the mind and help with concentration. A little known fact is that eucalyptus oil will help remove stains and grease marks from clothes - simply wash in hot water and air dry.
Quick Tip #1: Blend 20 drops Eucalyptus with 1 oz distilled water. Spray the air to benefit from its antibacterial and antiviral properties. This will help prevent the spread of germs. Keep this on hand to use when necessary or as a preventative. Shake well before each use.
Quick Tip #2: Place a few drops of Eucalyptus on a tissue or cotton ball. Place near your bedside to help clear a stuffy nose.
- Do not use eucalyptus near or on the face of children under 10 years old
- Do not ingest eucalyptus oil
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not use eucalyptus essential oil