Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus Globolus) eucalyptus essential oil.
Eucalyptus oil is made from the Eucalyptus tree which is a tall evergreen that can grow up to 90 metres high. The immature tree has oval bluish-green leaves while the mature tree develops long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a pale grey bark. There are 600 species of eucalyptus, 20 are harvested for their essential oil, eucalyptus globolus is the most common and probably the most familiar essential oil, everybody knows ro use eucalyptus oil in the winter.
The eucalyptus tree is native to Australia where the Aboriginals used it for colds, sore throats, breathing difficulties, congestion relief, infections and pain. In 1788 2 Australian doctors: Dennis Cossiden and John White distilled the first ever eucalyptus essential oil for treating colic and chest ailments.
Eucalyptus oil is made from the Eucalyptus tree which is a tall evergreen that can grow up to 90 metres high. The immature tree has oval bluish-green leaves while the mature tree develops long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a pale grey bark.
Scent: penetrating, Camphoraceous, Medicinal.
Extraction Method: steam Distilled from the leaves and twigs.
Properties: clean, fresh, expansive.
Caution: use only diluted, external use only. Not for under 2 year olds.
Traditional uses of eucalyptus oil:
- Decongestant – Used for clearing congestion in the nose, sinuses and chest.
Inhale directly, use in a steam inhaler, place a few drops on a bowl of hot water in the room at night, add to the bath. Dilute with a base oil and use as a chest rub.
- Eases aching, sore and stiff muscles.
- As an antiseptic, effectively kills germs and bacteria.
- Especially good for airborne germs. Vaporise in the house to prevent the spread of illness in the home.
- Cools the body in summer and protects in winter, used also in muscle warming ointments.
Eucalyptus oil is also good in the house hold:
- Good for cleaning glue from surfaces.
- Good for cleaning chewing gum from kids hair.
- You can find many more uses in the book Eucalyptus: hundreds of household uses by Lesley Dobson.
Easy uses of eucalyptus essential oil
Energy and mood lifter – 3 drops of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils in the diffuser.
Blocked nose – Steam inhalation of eucalyptus and lavender essential oils.
Winter Shower steamers:
When you are sick, especially with runny nose you can simply drop some essential oils on the shower floor. Or, you can make these:
Mix a cup of baking soda with just enough water to make a paste, not too runny and not too condensed. Put it in muffin molds and 10 min in the oven 180 degrees.
Now you have the steamer discs.
Drop these drops to each disc:
2 drops Tea Tree oil
5 Drops Peppermint oil
10 drops Eucalyptus oil.
Put this at the shower floor and enjoy a refreshing, nose opening time with it.
Aboriginals used eucalyptus for healing since at least 30,000 years ago. People did use herbs in Europe since 60,000 years ago but still, this is one of the earliest medicines to be found in the wild. Its antiquity and our awareness of the past brings a sense of renewal and seeking new adventures. Smelling this oil we experience many generations using this healing gift and we get a clear vision of the power of healing and the power of the healer within. Good for people who feel stuck in their life.
Great to use in meditation when you have a cold, to keep the mind clear.
Also used as a psychic cleaner in a diffuser to cleanse the room from unwanted energies.
Baths: add 5-8 drops to bath
Massages: add 2-3 drops of essential oils to 15 ml (1 tablespoonful) of carrier oil
Vaporisation: add 2-4 drops of essential oils to a burner.
100% pure, best value therapeutic grade essential oil suitable for use by therapists and in making cosmetics, candles and soaps as well as for use in the home e.g. in oils burners, diffusers, saunas, adding to the bath etc.
External use only.
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