Eucalyptus oil is one of the World’s most popular essential oil. The eucalyptus tree, native to Australia is also known as blue gum for its bluish-green colored narrow leaves. Eucalyptus globulus has a clean camphoraceous aroma with nostril opening intensity. In aromatherapy, eucalyptus oil is effective in stimulating focus, helps clear the mind, improve concentration and soothe. Eucalyptus can also be blended with massage oil to help soothe muscles.
Uses of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus tree is valued for its timber, oil, gum, resin and as an ornamental tree. Eucalyptus oil is steam distilled from the eucalyptus leaves and its chiefly used for its herbal value. Traditionally, eucalyptus oil helps relieve inflammation. Today the uses of eucalyptus essential oil are extensive.
- Aromatherapy – Diffuse Eucalyptus oil for a refreshing experience, as it has a bold, invigorating aroma that is soothing and comforting when inhaled directly. Eucalyptus can also be blended with other essential oils like Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Peppermint, Spearmint, Pine, Lemon, Geranium and Cedarwood.
- Massages – Eucalyptus aromatically invigorating and awakening when applied to the head, neck or chest. Eucalyptus creates a cooling and soothing sensation when massaged into the skin.
- Tropical Application – Mixed with a carrier oil of your choice like Jojoba Golden, Castor, Fractionated Coconut, Sweet Almond or Grapeseed.
- Mouthwash – Most commercial toothpastes contain eucalyptus as the active ingredient. Eucalyptus prevents plaque buildup on the teeth that causes tooth decay.
- Cuts and Burns – Native Australians used eucalyptus leaves reduce inflammation for minor cuts and burns in homemade recipes.
- Repel Mosquitoes – Eucalyptus is widely known as natural alternative for repelling bugs and mosquitoes outdoors.