Eucalyptus is a tree in which the leaves and twigs are collected to extract the essential oil. The leaves (main oil source) are leathery, and fragrant. There are 8 types of Eucalyptus trees that the oil is taken from. The most common is Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil. These trees are found exceptional for their oil and their height. They can grow up to 100 feet in just 10 years. It is commonly found in Australia, Tasmania, China, Spain, California, and Brazil. The Aborigines used Eucalyptus as a cure-all, especially for colds.
20 Uses for Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil
- To clear a depressive mood, vaporize 3 drops of eucalyptus and 4 drops of peppermint
- To rid the mind of clustered thoughts, take a bath with 2 drops of eucalyptus, and 4 drops of frankincense.
- To ease breathing during colds and prevent airborne infections, vaporize 3 drops of eucalyptus, and 3 drops of tea tree.
- Used to ease symptoms of congestion. Eucalyptus globulus essential oil works to break up mucus and phlegm and reduce congestion. It is useful for colds, flu, allergies and other causes of a sore throat
- To soothe coughs blend eucalyptus, myrrh, and Himalayan cedarwood and rub it into the chest twice a day.
- To unblock the nasal passages, inhale 3 drops of eucalyptus, and 3 drops of lavender
- To relax muscles, mix eucalyptus, ginger, and rosemary and rub it into the sore areas twice a day.
- Serves as a natural insect repellent. The scent repels moths, rodents, cockroaches, and mosquito’s.
- Eucalyptus globulus essential oil is ideal as a natural deodorant
- Add this oil to unscented body wash to creates a revitalizing effect.
- As a sports rub for sore muscles, eucalyptus blends with ginger and rosemary.
- Whiten smiles and freshen breath, chewing gum also may feature eucalyptus.
- Keeps at bay fungal infections, mild burns and skin wounds. Add 10 drops of eucalyptus oil to two cups of water and combine in a spray bottle. Spray a damp, clean cloth and wipe the wound.
- Triggers certain physiological responses in the human body, which block pain sensors and stimulate healing.
- Arthritis symptoms may be soothed, given the anti-inflammatory properties. Diluted eucalyptus oil may also be applied to the skin as a remedy for health problems such as arthritis and skin ulcers.
- Eucalyptus oil could be the lifeline that hay fever sufferers have been searching for.
- When inhaled as hot, moist steam, eucalyptus essential oil can help alleviate pressure in the sinuses, which is a major cause of painful headaches. You can also apply to forehead, focusing on your temples and the back of your neck.
- Using eucalyptus essential oil in the same way that you would when treating a respiratory problem, will be useful in treating a troublesome earache.
- Stimulates the scalp, fights dandruff, and improves hair elasticity. Add one drop to your shampoo before washing.
- Get relief from sunburn. Fill a two-ounce spray bottle with purified water. Add two to four drops of eucalyptus oil and one teaspoon of pure aloe vera gel, which acts as a natural emulsifier. Shake well and spray on skin for relief. This also makes for a refreshing spray that can cool you down on a hot summer day.
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Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil Safety Tips
- Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
- Eucalyptus oil is toxic for cats and dogs, so exercise caution and consult your vet before spraying in homes with pets.
- Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Do not use with infants or children under ten years of age. Can cause CNS and breathing problems in young children.
- Keep away from children as even small amounts may be toxic.
- For external use only this is considered toxic if taken internally.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.