Latin Name: Eucalyptus Globulus
Part Of Plant Used: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Eucalyptus Organic Essential Oil is a concentrated liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from the Eucalyptus Globulus Tree. It is usually distilled, sometimes expressed or solvent extracted. Eucalyptus essential oil is said to have antibacterial, disinfectant and analgesic properties. It has been used to relieve colds, coughs and other respiratory problems. It soothes muscle and joint pains and helps heal wounds, ulcers, burns and insect bites. In aromatherapy eucalyptus is said to promote vitality, activity and energy.
For respiratory problems, a few drops of this oil can be placed on a cloth, inhaled through the mouth, and exhaled through the nose for half a minute. It can be applied directly on rashes, sores and insect bites.
Adding a few drops to your bath water will help to make you feel invigorated and refreshed. You can also soak your sore feet in warm water with 4-5 drops of Eucalyptus oil for relief. For use in a diffuser, A few drops of this oil is said to kill airborne bacteria and germs, a very good idea for a sickroom.
Eucalyptus essential oil is for external use only; when using it as a health remedy always consult a medical practitioner.
Essential oils have played a role in healing in ancient times in China, Egypt and also many other parts of the world. They are known to be the oldest form of cosmetic and medicine, since they are distilled from plants, not involving complicated processes or machinery, but an art nonetheless. Their healing and aromatic properties were considered more valuable than gold to the ancients.