10 ml - £4.25
In aromatherapy this essential oil helps to clear the mind and focus concentration, while reducing swelling in the mucus membranes.It is very valuable in fighting respiratory problems, fighting inflammation and sore muscles, rheumatism, headaches and nervous exhaustion, while boosting wound and ulcer healing and soothing skin eruptions.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus.
Common Name: Eucalyptus globulus.
Family Name: Myrtaceae.
Parts used: leaves and young twigs.
Aroma: has a clear, sharp, fresh and very distinctive smell.
Country of origin: Mediterranean.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation.
Chemical type: The main chemical components of eucalyptus oil are: a-pinene, b-pinene, a-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole(Oxide), limonene, terpinen-4-ole.
Properties: analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, prophylactic, stimulant, uplifting.
Which systems/conditions benefit from its use?
Skin: it can be used for burns, blisters, herpes, cuts, wounds, infections and dull, congested skin, outbreaks of spots, insect bites.
Muscular: Eucalyptus oil relieves muscular aches and pains.
Skeletal: eases rheumatoid arthritis.
Nervous: clears the head, calms emotions, headaches and migraine.
Eucalyptus oil has a cooling and deodorizing effect on the body, helping with fevers and malaria.
Respiratory: effective for all cold and flu symptoms as well as coughs, asthma, throat infections, sinusitis and catarrhal conditions.
It soothes inflammation and eases mucus, clearing the head from the stuffiness of colds and hay fever.
Immune system: is helpful in cases of chicken pox, colds, flu and measles. Stimulates body’s immunity against infection.
Blends well with: blends particularly well with Benzoin, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pine and Thyme essential oils.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
Eucalyptus oil can be used in blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath, to assist with arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, mucous congestion, colds, headaches, rheumatism, sinusitis, catarrh, fatigue and muscular aches and pains.
Baths: For a full body bath up to 6 drops and 1-2 drops for a foot bath.
As a general rule for creams, shampoos, gels etc use 1 or 2 drops per 5ml.
Steam inhalation: Place 1 or 2 drops in a bowl of hot water or a proprietary steamer.
Vaporizers: Burners ; Light bulbs; Diffusers; Radiators. About 2 drops of oil is usually enough for each use.
Eucalyptus oil should be used with care and people with high blood pressure and epilepsy, should avoid it. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches.
Eucalyptus globules should only be used in low dilutions since it may irritate the skin. It is incompatible with homeopathic treatments.
Eucalyptus oil is toxic if taken internally.
Eucalyptus oil is very helpful when used for headaches, fevers, ailments of the respiratory tract, muscular aches and pains and in skin care. It has a soothing and calming effect on the whole body and helps with the immune system.
The oil is also effective against bacteria - especially staphylococci, and has a refreshing and stimulating action on the mind, helping to improve concentration.
Any reference to a disease or condition name does not indicate a treatment for this disease or condition. Essential oils are without therapeutic indications. The information provided is for educational purposes only.