Euculyptus Oil

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
Note: Top
Odor Intensity: Very High

Eucalyptus tree

Key Uses:
Air purifier
Antiseptic
Arthritis, rheumatoid and osteo
Bronchitis
Chicken pox
Mind clearer
Colds and flu
Coughs
Decongestant
Diabetes
Fevers insect repellent
Muscle aches, stiffness
Neuralgia
Parasites, intestinal
Respiratory infections
Sinus infection, sinus congestion
Wounds and burns

Aroma: Camphoraceous, pungent, penetrating, fresh, with a slight woody/sweet undertone.

Blends well with: Thyme, Pine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Grapefruit.

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.

Anti-infectious Chest Rub:
10 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Peppermint
6 drops Pine (wheeze cough, white mucus) or rosemary (catarrhal cough)

Combine in 1 oz. Aloe vera gel, plus 1/8 teaspoon massage oil. Massage into chest and lower neck.

Cleaner Air:
6 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Lemon
3 drops Thyme

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.

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