Essential Oil Eucalyptus
Essential Oil Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) is one of the most widely used essential oils. It is used by millions of people around the world on a daily basis. What makes eucalyptus so important is the fact that almost all respiratory conditions can be treated with eucalyptus. According to natural medicine and aromatherapy, there are many health benefits and healing properties of the eucalyptus aromatic tree.
It is also interesting to note that eucalyptus essential oil when massaged has a refreshing aroma that gets penetrated and has stimulating effects on the body.
The essential oils of the eucalyptus herb smell incredibly clean and fresh, providing consumers a variety of benefits.
Eucalyptus oil is an all-natural compound allowing use of this oil as a replacement for harsh chemical cleaning agents.
Aroma: Fresh, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous-like
Traditional Use: It has been used to combat the effects of colds and flu. It is known now for its use in inhalants and vapor rubs, and as a household disinfectant and cleaner.
Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Deodorant, Stimulant.
How to Use: Diffuse, Massage, Sauna, Bath, Inhalation
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary
Safety: Dilute before applying to skin. Don’t use during pregnancy. Not for internal use.
HISTORY OF USE
Eucalyptus is one of the widest grown and fastest growing trees in the world. It grows up to a height of 100 meters. The scientific name of eucalyptus is eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptus trees have been planted since ancient times in malaria infested swamps in order to dry the soil due to its enormous water requirement and purify the air at the same time with its highly aromatic leaves that are blue-green in color and are heart shaped when are young and turn long and lance shaped at maturity. There are approximately 200 species of Eucalyptus. The Australian eucalyptus trees were the first trees which brought essential oil that has been used medicinally. It takes about 25 kilograms of young branches and leaves of eucalyptus to produce only 500 grams of essential eucalyptus oil by the process of steam distillation.
Today, many people use eucalyptus oil for its natural disinfectant and pest-deterrent properties.
As eucalyptus essential oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, non-inflammatory, and anti-microbial, the oil can be used to alleviate symptoms and problems associated with asthma, congestion, the common cold, and sinusitis.
- Bleeding gums: make up the following mixture: 2 drops of Eucalyptus, 2 drops of Lemon, 2 drops of Lavender add it to a tumbler of water, and use as a mouthwash. Do not swallow.
- Colds & Flu: One of the best ways to tackle blocked noses and coughs associated with colds and flu is to put a 2-4 drops of each of eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil in a bowl of warm water with your head under a towel and inhale the vapor for 10 minutes for improved breathing.
You can also put the drops of oil on a tissue or handkerchief and put it near you, or on a bedside table.
- Mind & Spirit: On the emotional level, aromatic eucalyptus oil inhalation stimulates and clears the mind out of negative feelings, promotes concentration, and gives a breath of fresh air.
Some studies report that eucalyptus oil helps stimulate the brain, resulting in increased mental focus, energy, and rejuvenation. Diffuser : 1-6 drops of Eucalyptus oil.
Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water, add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using, add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Lavender, and Eucalyptus… it works great and smells good too!
- To use the oil for basic cleaning purposes, one can simply combine oil with basic dish-soap and waterThe mixture can be gently shaken in a spray bottle, and then can be sprayed and wiped on tile, ceramic, and other common surfaces.
- Back Pain: 10 drops of Eucalyptus, 10 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Ginger dilute in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (use one of them: Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Hazelnut). Massage eases any type of backache.
- Ease Muscle Aches & Pains with Massage Oil: Add 4 – 8 drops of Eucalyptus oil in two table spoons of Jojoba oil or vegetable oil (use one of them: Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Hazelnut) (double recipe if needed). Massage the oil into the affected area twice a day to ease muscle pain and improve movement.
- Catarrh: Rub your chest and back with the following oil: 5 drops of Eucalyptus, 2 drops of Tea tree, 2 drops of Rosemary and dilute in 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (use one of them: Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Hazelnut)
- For an aromatherapy massage designed to encourage energy, vitality and get-up-and-go feelings, eucalyptus oil is often blended with one or more of lavender, peppermint, wintergreen, and rosewood essential oils, with a carrier oil such as sweet almond used as a base.
Diffused In Air
Add 7 drops Cypress, 5 drops Eucalyptus, 4 drops Lemon and 7 drops Cedarwood Himalayan oil to a one ounce spray bottle with water for a disinfecting and enlivening room spray.
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