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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 is free to access and use.
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