Traditionally inhaled for relief during a chill or the cold season, Eucalyptus oil is obtained from the deep green, sickle shaped leaves of the tree which can sometimes grow up to 200 feet in height. Highly effective in massage blends for muscular fatigue or as a pre-sports rub. Antiseptic, clearing and stimulating.
|County of Origin||Spain|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-anxiety, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-rheumatic, anti-viral, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, immune support, mucolytic, rubefacient|
|Approx. Shelf Life||3 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Coriander, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Thyme|
History: Traditionally used in Australia for respiratory ailments and feverish conditions. Australian aborigines call eucalyptus "Kino" and they use it for wounds. Kino or Red Gum is a dark red resin obtained from incising the trunk. In the mid-1800's, Baron Ferdinand von Muller, a German botanist, brought the Eucalyptus tree to Europe.
Characteristics: A top note with a strong aroma, Eucalyptus Globulus has an herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones.
Indications: Used to relieve insect bites and muscular aches and pains. It is indicated for rheumatic pain of a cold anture and may be used to reliee muscular aches and pains and neuralgia.
Personality Profile: It's aroma helps to dispels melancholy, it revivies the spirits and restores vitality and a positive outlook.
Subtle Aromatherapy: Eucalyptus maybe used at a subtle level to cleanse any place where there has been conflict or where negative energies are felt. It is also described as a fragrance of newness and renewal and is recommended for those seeking new horizons.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, mist spray, steam inhalation.
Safety: Externally nontoxic, internally toxic. Phototoxic, infants at risk because of breathing, avoid with: high blood pressure, epilepsy and homeopathics. Cineole has shown to alter brain chemistry of sodium and potassium levels making one more prone to seizure
Benouda A etal. The antiseptic properties of essential oils in vitro, tested against pathpgenic germs found in hospitals. Fitoterapia, 1998; 59(2): 115-119. Cited in the Aromatherapy Database, Bob Harris, Essential Oil Resource Consultants, UK, 2000.