Eucalyptus Essential Oil Profile

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Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulos) essential oil benefits

Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic. It aids the respiratory system by opening the airways and clearing mucus. Eases aches and pains.

Eucalyptus is a very invigorating and active oil; it clears the mind and body. Very useful in supporting the respiratory system especially during cold months, it has stimulating, cleansing qualities that have a useful application on the body, including muscle soreness and fever.

Eucalyptus grown in the Atlas range of central Morocco and Portugal is milder when compared to the same species from Australia or China. The Australian Eucalyptus tree is one of the tallest trees in the world, reaching up to 100 meters. There are over 500 species of Eucalyptus trees. The name Eucalyptus has Greek origins: ‘eu‘ and ‘kalypto‘ means ‘well’ and ‘covered’, referring to the membrane that covers the flower bud. It has been used for centuries by the Australian Aborigines for many purposes. Eucalyptus oil was introduced to Europe in 1788, and the first oil exported to England was called ‘Sydney peppermint’.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulos

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the leaves

Origin: Australia, Morocco, China, Portugal

Color: Clear

Aroma: Fresh, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous

Note: top

Blends well with:  Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant.

Safety:  Do not use with children and while pregnant 

 

HOW TO USE

 
To support your respiratory system and clear blocked sinuses,  burn 2-5 drops every 5 hours

 
Dilute 3-8 drops max every 5 ml of carrier tea ease aches and pains.

 
For burns, blisters, herpes, cuts, wounds, skin infections and insect bites blend with aloe vera gel or plain cream (1% dilution) 

 

  • For external use only.
  • Do not use if suffering from high blood pressure and epilepsy.
  • Not suitable during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
  • Will negate homeopathic remedies.
  • Suitable for children older than 6 years.
  • EUCALYPTUS IS A POISON – DO NOT INGEST AND KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN

 

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