Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous
Largest Producing Countries: Australia, Brazil, and Spain
Traditional Use: Eucalyptus is one of the oldest native medicines used in Australia. It is known now for its use in inhalants and vapor rubs, and as a household disinfectant and cleaner.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary
Benefits: Blisters, bruises, burns, chills, colds, cough, fever, headache, insect bites, lack of concentration,mental exhaustion, muscular aches and pains, respiratory infection, skin infections, skin ulcers, slow circulation, sprains, throat infections, wounds. Eucalyptus is often added to inhalations, oils, and ointments. The antiviral and antibacterial actions of this oil can be taken advantage of by adding it to a disinfectant blend for a diffuser to cleanse the air.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme
Of Interest: The word eucalyptus is derived from Greek meaning "well covered". This refers to part of the calyx that initially covers the flower.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.