Eucalyptus essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the Australian Eucalyptus tree and has a refreshing herbal scent with amazing health benefits when used externally and aromatically.
This versatile essential oil should be a must-have in your first aid kit or bathroom cabinet. It contains compounds called eucalyptol and citronellal which give it anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, analgesic and immune-modulating effects.
It is an expectorant, fights infection, reduces inflammation and opens the airways, which makes it one of the best essential oils to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, coughs and flu.
When used aromatically, this oil can boost circulation to the brain and increase mental alertness and energy.
Directions for use
Dilute 5 drops of eucalyptus oil in 10 ml of carrier oil and massage it into your muscles, joints, chest, back and temples to relieve pain and swelling, reduce mucus and open the airways.
Apply 2-3 drops of diluted oil onto a cotton ball to treat cuts, insect bites, skin irritation and sores.
Add 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil to an oil diffuser or 5 drops to a bath to repel insects, disinfect the air, boost mental alertness, soothe the body and reduce respiratory symptoms.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.