Eucalyptus essential oil, Eucalyptus globulus, often a key ingredient in vapor rubs, is a wonderful oil that has been used in healing for centuries. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal components and a long history of use to help with upper respiratory conditions like colds, influenza, rhinitis, and sinusitis. The oil is steam distilled from fresh or partially dried Eucalyptus leaves.
There are over 700 known species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus globulus is one of the most commonly distilled species for aromatherapy and personal care products. Eucalyptus radiata, another common species used for essential oils, has a more mellow aroma.
A natural deodorant, eucalyptus is also used for many ailments, such as bronchitis, coughs, fevers, headaches, sinus congestion, and sore throats. Eucalyptus Oil is a popular ingredient in balms, salves, and massage blends for its ability to help ease arthritis symptoms and everyday muscle aches.
There is anecdotal evidence to suggest that its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties can decrease acne-causing bacteria to help to reduce the frequency of outbreaks and soothe irritated skin conditions.
In hair care products, eucalyptus refreshes and stimulates the scalp, promotes increased blood circulation, stimulates growth, and promotes a healthy scalp. The antifungal and antiseptic properties present in Eucalyptus oil works against the formation of the fungus called Malassezia is often the cause of true dandruff.
Aromatherapy Properties: The fresh, camphoraceous scent of Eucalyptus can promote feelings of a clear mind and relaxation. The crisp aroma has a soothing and calming effect on the whole body which helps renew a tired and sagging spirit, invigorate the senses, decrease mental fatigue, boost mental clarity, improve focus, combat brain fog and reduce stress. It also promotes the relaxation of tense neck and facial muscles which may help ease headaches.
A common ingredient found in cold and cough medications, Eucalyptus is believed to help dilate the airways and decrease mucous production to ease stuffiness and congestion from colds or allergies. The calming aroma of Eucalyptus oil will promote feelings of relaxation, preparing you for a better night’s sleep. Diffusing eucalyptus helps to purify the air and promote deep breathing.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.