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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

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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.

 

Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the best selling essential oils in the world. It is a must-have essential oil for every medicine cabinet. Prized for its lung expanding and anti-congestion ability, eucalyptus essential oil is commonly added to steam rooms and saunas to clear the lungs. Eucalyptus is a  traditional medicine of the Australian and Tasmanian natives as they prized the leaves for its vulnerary effects,  the reduction of fever, and its anti-infectious properties. The burning of eucalyptus leaves was one of the earliest forms of fumigation, a technique the aborigines would employ to ward off insects.

Eucalyptus essential oil is considered exceptionally antiviral and antibacterial, making it suitable for practically all applications.

Eucalyptus essential oil is an excellent addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, insect repellent, perfumery, and aromatherapy.

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.

*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Manifest Essentials offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.

 

Methods of Use:

Diffusion: Follow diffuser manufacturer’s instructions to fill the air with 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 grate of fan or air vent in your home or car.

Foot bath: 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.

Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of 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.

Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion, apply to upper chest and upper back.

Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.

(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)

Hot water inhalation: 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.

 

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.

 

Uses are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.

For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.

Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)