Eucalyptus essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the evegreen Eucalyptus Globulus, a tree native to Australia. Eucalyptus oil is used to treat a variety of common diseases and conditions including nasal congestion, asthma and as a tick repellant.
Diluted Eucalyptus oil may also be applied to the skin as a remedy for problems such as athritis and skin ulcers. The oil is most known for helping respiratory functions and its therapeutic benefits on the skin, sore and painful muscles.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus.
Aromatic Description: Mint woody scent with a hitch of honey.
Part of plant distilled: Leaves.
Colour: Clear – yellow with a watery consistency.
Main compounds: Eucalyptol, alpha-terpinol.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation.
Properties: Cleansing, anti-inflammatory, purifying, analgesic, antibacterial, insecticidal, expectorant and antiseptic.
SKIN AND HAIR CARE:
• Stimulate hair follicles.
• Relieve itchiness of scalp.
• Improves hair health and fights baldness.
• Soothes skin and cools down the body.
• Natural pesticide for bugs, especially lice.
• Relaxes and calms down the body.
• Detoxifies the body when used in heat therapy.
• Curbs respiratory ailments.
• Relief for kidney stones.
• Helps ear inflammation.
• Provides relief for dental problems such as cavities and gingivitis.
• Antiseptic for surfaces and even wounds.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• Add a few drops into your diffuser.
• Add several drops to your hot bath/sauna.
• Add to household cleaning agents.
• Add a few drops in hot water or onto s hot towel and inhale.
• Blend with other oils for fragrance and spray.
Always conduct a test patch on the inner forearm by applying diluted essential oil in circular motion and give it time, if it does not show adverse reactions use on other parts of the body.
• Mix with carrier oils and apply on hair or skin.
• Rub a few drops between your palms.
• Add to your moisturizer for better skin.
• Add a few drops to a damp towel and apply directly to inflamed areas, wounds and ringworms.
• Add a few drops to a hot towel and place on the chest for respiratory decongestion.
• Dilute and use as mouth rinse to freshen breath and for improved oral health.
• Burn in an oil burner.
• Not for internal use.
• Keep away from sunlight.
• Oil is flammable. Store away from heat.
• Avoid contact with eyes, nose, ears and mucous membranes.
• Do not use on already damaged skin.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, young children and people with serious medical conditions should ALWAYS consult a physician before using essential oils.
• Eucalyptus is LIKELY poisonous to dogs if ingested.
See a doctor in case of dizziness, feeling of suffocation and constricted pupils.