Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus
Country of origin: Australia
Part of the plant: Leaves
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: 1,8 cineole, pinene, globulol
Properties: Decongestant, expectorant, analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory.
Aroma: Fresh and earthy, strong
Scent Note: Top-Middle
Combines well with: Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Geranium, Cinnamon Leaf, Lemon, Ravintsara, Black Spruce, Pine Needle, Cedarwood
Eucalyptus globulus also known as Tasmanian blue gum is one of the most widely grown native trees in Australia. The essential oil is distilled from the leaves of this tree. It is most well known for its use to help respiratory conditions, such as relieving congestion. But there are also emotional benefits, such as stress relief, and a refreshing or re-energizing effect. Read more below.
Benefits & Therapeutic Uses
Physical uses: Respiratory congestion, colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, sore throats, infections (viral, bacterial, fungal), fevers, muscle aches, stiff joints, poor circulation, headaches, immune support.
Skin care uses: Minor skin infections (viral, bacterial, fungal), insect bites, cold sores, devitalized skin condition.
Psychological uses: Mental fatigue, mental fog.
Subtle uses: Clears energy blocks. Inspires.
Notes: Avoid Eucalyptus, Globulus with high blood pressure. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
How You Can Use Eucalyptus Globulus to Ease Your Breathing
After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion, or body oil directly to damp skin.
Bath, Foot: Mix 1-3 drops of essential oil in 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. Set aside. Fill a tub (deep enough to cover your feet and ankles) with warm water. Add the essential oil mixture, stir well, and immerse your feet for 10-15 minutes. Breathe in the aroma and massage your feet.
Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion, apply to your upper chest and upper back.
Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring and apply 3 more times.
Diffusion: Follow the diffuser manufacturer’s instructions to fill the air with a therapeutic aroma.
Easy alternatives when you don’t have a diffuser:
Place 2-4 drops of essential oil on several cotton balls or tissues; place nearby or tuck into the fan grate or air vent in your home or car.
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. (Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Inhalation, Hot Water: Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to a small bowl of hot water. Keeping your eyes tightly closed, lean over the bowl and breathe in deeply yet gently, pause then exhale. Continue for 30 seconds. Inhale through your nose for respiratory or sinus conditions and through your mouth for throat issues or coughs. Repeat as desired.
Massage: Mix 6-30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.
Room Mist: Mix 30-60 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil in 4 ounces of water in a mister bottle. Shake well before each use and avoid getting the mist into the eyes.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
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