Eucalyptus globulus is a camphoraceous and stimulating aroma. Its most commonly used for respiratory issues (as are many oxides). Use in a steam inhalation, diffuser, or inhaler to prevent illness during the cold and flu season. Eucalyptus helps break down mucus while being cooling and cleansing for the respiratory system. It is also beneficial to rub (diluted) into sore muscles and it blends well with other essential oils.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Plant Origin: India
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Plant Part: Leaves, Certified Organic
Processed: March 2015
Chemical Family: Oxides, Monoterpenes
CHEMISTRY & SAFETY
CHEMISTRY: There are several species of eucalyptus with different chemical properties. Eucalyptus globulus and radiata are the two that have respiratory benefits and have high percentages of 1,8-cineole (an oxide) as shown on the GC/MS report. The other types of Eucalyptus are VERY DIFFERENT: Eucalyptus citriadora, for example, has almost no oxide content whatsoever and is better used as an antifungal and for its insect repelling properties.
SAFETY: If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid use on children under the age of 5. Care must be taken when using with asthmatics.
Antimicrobial-helps the body strengthen its resistance to infective organisms
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs/infections (urinary, pulmonary)
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation, cooling
Bactericidal – destructive to bacteria
Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus production and swelling
Expectorant – removes excess mucus from respiratory system
Mucolytic – breaks down mucus (pulmonary)
HOW TO USE
Place a few drops in a diffuser or dilute 6-12 drops per ounce of the following carrier: cream, shampoo, liquid soap. Always dilute in carrier oil well before adding to a bath or foot soak.
BLENDS WELL WITH: Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, and conifers (fir and pine essential oils).