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Oil Profile - Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Oils

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Countries of production -  Australia, Tasmania, has also been cultivated in China, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, California & Russia
Processed - Steam distilled
Part used -  Leaves, and young twigs 
Smell -  camphorus, piercing with a sweet  woody under note.   E. citriodora - has a definitive - lemon, citrusy smell.
Color-  Colorless to pale yellow
Note -  Top

BLENDS with:   Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary and Thyme

Traditional Therapeutic actions:  Analgesic, anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti neuralgic,  anti rheumetic,
antiviral, decongestant, expectorant, stimulant.  antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, insecticide, insect repellent, vermifuge. 
Inhalation:  - asthma, bronchitis, candida, cough, diarrhea, fever, headache, flu lung infections, parasites, pneumonia, sinusitis, respiratory infections, viral infections, urinary tract infections, vaginitis, sore throats, improve alertness and concentration.

External as blended in oil or other carrier:    cuts,  sores, burns & blisters, bruises, dandruff, insect bites, muscle pain and stiffness, sinus congestion, infections, abscesses, arthritis, headache, sprains. 

Industry & Household uses:   antiseptics, soaps, liniments, cough syrups, toothpaste, detergents.

MORE NOTES:   Eucalyptus oils are found in many upper respiratory preparations such as 'Vicks type' rubs.  They are also used in several types of throat lozenges.   Eucalyptus oils are not used in perfumery!   And Eucalyptus Citriodora has a proven track record of being one of the few essential oils known to repel many of the obnoxious flying insect pests such as mosquitos.

Safe when properly diluted and used at 10% or less when used in massage, no irritation or sensitization noted.
10% of course, is not necessary for most applications.  We suggest the 3-5% dilution for most applications.

*Any essential oil - ingested in large amounts can be fatal.*
*Keep out of reach of children.*   
*Eucalyptus globulus and polybractea should be used with caution around young children as it has a cooling effect that can cause airways to close, aka Laryngeal spasms, and restrict breathing in the extremely young (under 2).   It is more safe to use Eucalytpus radiata in controlled amounts around  young children.


Whenever Coughs, Flu and Cold season is upon us, here are several recipes that might give you relief from the miserable symptoms these problems cause.   Remember that a small amount of essential oils go a long way.    Be careful to not over use - even a good thing! 

Use Eucalyptus (several drops) in a pan of water on low heat or put in a vaporizer or diffuser.
This will disperse into the room and help break up mucous and reduce coughing. 

Orange - 20 drops
Eucalyptus - 10 drops
Juniper berry 10 drops
Pine Needle - 10 drops
Basil - 6 drops
Rose wood - 6 drops
Ginger - 4 drops
Blend all together and use in any diffuser.
You can also add few drops in a hot bath.  For extra relaxation, add some Epsom Salts too!  


Tea Tree- 65 drops
Thyme - 50 drops
Eucalyptus - 35 drops
Pure Water - 4 ounces
Mix together and spritz in the room. 
We suggest - omit the water and place a few drops in a diffuser or in Ultra-sonic Humidifier diffuser)


Marjoram 10 drops
Eucalyptus 8 drops
Cajeput 4 drops
Black Pepper 2 drops
1 cup carrier oil 
Mix all oils and add to the carrier oil- shake well and  warm gently before massaging on sore joints.

Carrier oil such as Jojoba - 2 oz
Tea Tree - 10 drops
Eucalyptus- 8 drops
Myrrh - 6 drops
Thyme  - 6 drops
Place in a clean container and blend together. Apply a few drops directly to affected area. once or twice a day.  

This will not cure Athletes foot .   You should get relief from the itching within a day or two.  Be consistent and with continued use your feet will feel better quickly. 

Fungal infections which Athlete's foot is, can take several weeks to be eliminated.
Use this consistently for several weeks to help eliminate the fungal infection.

The information provided on this Website is for informational and educational purposes only.
You should not use this information to replace medical advice given by a licensed medical practitioner. Anyone considering alternative therapies should remember to consult with their licensed medical professional before using any alternative or complementary method.  We do not give nor is any opinion on our web site medical advice, they are merely suggested uses.

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