Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus

The forests of Australia are made up of over 90 percent eucalyptus trees...

Eucalyptus globulus

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Parts Used: fresh leaves from evergreen tree

Source: steam distillation of the twigs and leaves of the tall evergreen tree native to Australia. Most of the oil is produced from cultivated trees grown in Spain and Portugal

Description and Odor Effect: a colorless liquid with an herbal-menthol aroma. The odor is mentally stimulating and cooling with a clearing, fresh effect.

Nature: stimulating, soothing, purifying

Blends well with: lavender, rosemary, pine, cedarwood, lemon, marjoram, thyme, bergamot, chamomile, coriander, cypress, juniper, lemongrass, tea tree

Physical Uses: Its main component, eucalyptol, makes eucalyptus one of the most powerful antiseptics and is widely used in the treatment of respiratory problems such as asthma, hay fever, bronchitis, coughs, colds and sinus congestion. It is used to treat viral infections, influenza, chicken pox, measles, cold sores, head lice, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, sprains, poor circulation, neuralgia (pain in nerves esp. of face and head), skin infections, wounds and burns. It’s also believed to increase cardiac strength. When the oil is added to boiling water, the steam helps break up a chest cold.

Mental and Emotional Uses: spray or diffuse to dispel anger or uncomfortable energies. The odor effect is very cooling; a great room deodorizer - good to re-balance the energy of a room of a sick person.

Caution: DO NOT OVERUSE. When taken internally it is imperative NOT TO EXCEED 3 ml; 3.5 ml has been reported as fatal.

Eucalyptus oil removes many stains and grease marks from clothes.

Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antidote, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antineuralgic, antipruritic, antiputrid, antirheumatic, antiseptic (strong), antispasmodic, antivenomous, antiviral (respiratory tract), astringent, balsamic, cephalic, cicatrizant, cooling, decongestant, deodorant, deodorizer, depurative, diaphoretic, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, germicide, hemostatic, insect repellent, insecticide, invigorating, parasiticide, pectoral, purifying, regenerator (skin tissue), rubefacient, stimulant (circulatory system), tonic, uplifting, vermifuge, vulnerary

Applications: massage and bath oil, local wash, mouthwash, hot compress, cold compress, steam inhalation, air spray, deodorizer, hair/scalp tonic

Keyword: Brain Cleanser

Eucalyptus Magic: the leaves are used to stuff healing poppets and are carried to maintain good health.

Eucalyptus Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To soothe dry or chesty coughs:

  • 4 drops Eucalyptus
  • 4 drops Himalayan Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Myrrh
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Home Essentials

  • One drop of lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with gentle buffing.
  • When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of bergamont, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange or mandarin essential oil to the final rinse water.
  • Essential oils of Atlas cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, myrrh and vetiver all make wonderful firewood oils. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.
  • Flies and moths dislike lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.

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Body Essentials

  • Overindulge last night? Essential oils of carrot seed, cedarwood, fennel, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender and lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend from these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
  • 6 – 8 drops of eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects it in winter.
  • Add 1 drop geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.
  • Place 1 or 2 drops of rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.

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Creating a Balanced Blend

For a balanced massage blend, combine the essential oil drops in these proportions of essential oil "notes":

  • 3 drops Base Note
  • 7 drops Middle Note
  • 5 drops Top Note

For a total of 15 drops of essential oils per 30ml (1 oz) of carrier oil.


Top notes are the first impression of the blend; short-lived, yet brilliant. Top notes are sharp, penetrating, first to evaporate, extreme, and either hot or cold. Top notes provide the "ahhhh" in a blend.


Middle notes give body to blends - the developing phase with breadth and variety. Middle notes are warm, round, soft and mellow. Middle notes often provide the bulk, 50% to 80%, of the blend.


Base Notes are the final, lasting message of the blend; they deepen your blend and draw it into the skin, giving it roots and permanence. Base notes are deep, intense, rich and sensual. Base notes should be used sparingly, about 5%, so as not to overpower the blend.


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