Well known for its healing effects on the respiratory system, eucalyptus is an antiseptic, expectorant and helps reduce fever. Classically used for the treatment of colds & flus. You can even use eucalyptus essential oil to create natural household cleaning products or a DIY chest rub!
- Antiseptic properties
- Clears sinuses
How to use
Skin & Body:
Massage: In a blend, Eucalyptus should be no more than 20% of the essential oil content, e.g in 10 drops of essential oil only 2 drops should be eucalyptus
Bath: Add 2 to 3 drops, in a dispersant such as oil, to the bath.
Hand or foot bath: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For inflammation consider using cold/room temperature water. For aches and tight muscles use warm/hot water
Steam treatment (face and respiratory system): Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Use caution due to risk of burns or scalding.
Compress: To a bowl of water add 2 drops of essential oil. For treating inflammation or to cool down use cold to room temperature water, for aching tight muscles use warm to hot water. Soak a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area, repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up.
- Add 8 drops to the washing machine before commencing cycle.
- 1 to 2 drops neat on a cleaning cloth for surface spot cleaning.
- Add 10 drops in 500ml/16.9fl.oz of water in a spray bottle for a surface disinfectant.
Blends well with: basil, cedarwood, citronella, frankincense, ginger, pine, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree.
Considerations: Not for use on or near the face in children under 10 years old, may affect breathing and the nervous system. Use during pregnancy with caution.
Skin & Hair: Deep cleansing. Aids in wound healing and antiseptic.
Body: Relaxes nervous system, good for muscle aches and pains. Can help treat colds, influenza, throat infections and bronchitis
Wellbeing: Improves mental focus.
Cleaning: Anitseptic properties and great to use in natural DIY cleaning products
Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil.
Safety Cautions: Consult a professional healthcare practitioner before using essential oils for ingestion. Keep out of reach of children. Always use a carrier oil when applying essential oils directly to the skin. It is recommended to seek a healthcare practitioners advice before using essential oils during pregnancy.