Eucalyptus Globulus Oil – (Australia) Offers a very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones.
Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Oil – Has the highest Cineol content and Eucalyptol, an antiseptic, which makes it the strongest antiseptics among the Eucalyptus. It has also been used to fight colds and the flu.
Eucalyptus Lemon Oil – (China) This oil has a slightly camphoraceous odor with a sweet, citronella scent.
Eucalyptus Radiata Oil – (Australia)(safest to use with children) This type of eucalyptus has a crisp, clean camphoraceous aroma and includes some subtle back notes of citrus and floral.
Eucalyptus Dives ct piperitone (South Africa) - Has a bright, crisp aroma with a touch of peppermint. Preferred for lower chest infections.
Eucalyptus essential oil is harvested from the leaf of the eucalyptus plant and is found all over the world. It is a pale, yellow liquid that is used primarily as an antiseptic or fragrance, but is also has a range of other uses and is often useful for treating many common health ailments (most commonly, flu and cold symptoms, congestion, and as an anti-bacterial agent). It can be found in many hygiene, soaps and analgesic products, and it offers some very specific benefits. Eucalyptus Essential Oil can be useful in treating many common health ailments. Specifically, and most commonly used in relieving flu and cold-like symptoms, congestion problems, as an anti-bacterial and in personal hygiene products. It is also widely used for soap making and topical analgesic products. It can even be used as insect bite relief.
Eucalyptus oil can treat many respiratory problems, including cold, cough, nasal congestion, asthma, and much more. It is normally mixed with other medicine since it also has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a decongestant. Try adding a few drops to your humidifier during the dry winter months to sooth irritated sinuses or lungs. Note: Pure essential oils can damage plastic conponents if used in too high of a concentration or to often.
This essential oil has germicidal properties that make it a good antiseptic for various types of wounds. It can be applied directly (diluted) to open wounds, bug bites or stings, burns, abrasions and sores. It also has topical analgesic qualities that will help soothe the wound.
Eucalyptus oil has an extremely strong scent which many find appealing. This means that it can be added to perfumes and other products to add a pleasing aroma. For some, this fragrance also has some very soothing properties that help them relax and reduce stress.
There are a number of ways to effectively use this essential oil. It can also be blended with other oils to produce many other benefits. There are some simple and common ways that most people apply the oil, though.
Rub approximately 5 drops over your chest for respiratory issues, sinusitis, runny nose, and sore throat
Massage into an injured area to alleviate any inflammation, pain, or swelling
Massage into the bottom of your feet for fever reduction
Apply to your skin to prevent or stop itching from bug bites or stings
Inhale the aroma to improve mood or relieve stress
Massage into your forehead, temples, and sinus area for pain relief
Mix a few drops into your bathwater for calming effects
Rub directly into your scalp for soothing and hair care
This oil can be successfully blended best with helichrysum oil, lavender, tea tree, rosemary, lemongrass, pine, lemon, thyme, cedarwood, peppermint, benzoin, black pepper, ginger, patchouli, juniper, lime and bergamot.
The strong aroma and menthol content should be avoided during pregnancy. This oil should also NOT be taken orally as it can be toxic.