Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and are commonly known as gum trees. Since the late 1800’s, eucalyptus oil has been used in remedies to treat coughts and other concerns of the respiratory system.
Eucalyptus is a powerful decongestant and expectorant and is therefore useful in inhalations in cases of colds, catarrh, and respiratory infections. It is specific for colds accompanied by chills and thin mucus. Eucalyptus is one of the best oils to use in a diffuser to prevent the airborne transmission of illness.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Odor Intensity: Very High
Arthritis, rheumatoid and osteo
Colds and flu
Fevers insect repellent
Muscle aches, stiffness
Sinus infection, sinus congestion
Wounds and burns
Aroma: Camphoraceous, pungent, penetrating, fresh, with a slight woody/sweet undertone.
Part Used: Leaves
Properties: antiseptic, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiviral, bactericide, deodorant, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge.
Emotional Concerns: Constricted, overwhelmed, feeling hemmed in and limited
Contraindications: Eucalyptus may interfere with homeopathic remedies. Beware of rectified oil. Do not use in large concentrations on the skin. Avoid in cases of epilepsy or hypertension and exercise caution in case of asthma.
Massages with eucalyptus can reduce fever and relive the pain of muscle strain and rheumatism. Using eucalyptus on the dressing of a wound will speed healing.
Combine in 1 oz. Aloe vera gel, plus 1/8 teaspoon massage oil. Massage into chest and lower neck.
Add to 6 oz. Water in a glass spray bottle. Spray to freshen the air, or put oils directly into a nebulizing diffuser and diffuse…Additionally, place a few drops on a light bulb..when the bulb heats up the oils will be released.