Eucalyptus blue gem (Eucalyptus globulus)
Eucalyptus essential oil comes from an Australian gum tree which grows up to 300 ft tall. Its oil has a sharp and penetrating aroma with a camphoraceous scent and a woody, balsamic undertone.
Eucalyptus essential oil is distilled from the leaves of the tree using steam to maintain the integrity of the active ingredients.
Eucalyptus essential oil is a cooling oil, that is renowned for being stimulating, refreshing, clearing, purifying and regulating. It is an ideal oil for vaporisation as it clears the sinuses as well as the mind and boosts concentration.
The name originates from Greek meaning ‘well covered’, referring to the structure of the flower’s stamens. The oil was first introduced to Europe in 1788, more as an ornamental plant, only to later was it realised that the eucalyptus tree produces a natural chemical that kills off other plants and thus deters other species from sharing its habitat.
The plant is colloquially called ‘Kino’ by the Australian Aborigines, who use the leaves to wrap around wounds as they work as a natural antiseptic and healing aid.
Chemical constituents - Citronellal (Aldehyde), Cineole (Ketone), Camphene, Fenchene, Phellandrene, Pinene (Terpenes).
Eucalyptus essential oil blends well with lavender thyme, rosemary, marjoram, pine, cedarwood and lemon.
Eucalytpus Essential Oil 10ml
Suggested directions for use:
Add 6-10 drops in a bath.
Mix 5 drops with water to use in an oil burner.
Mix 6-10 drops with hot water as an inhalation.
Mix 5 drops per 10ml of carrier oil for massage.
Do not take internally. Keep away from children and eyes
Excessive use may cause headaches
Avoid if have high blood pressure or epilepsy
If pregnant or have a medical condition consult your practitioner before use
If oil gets into eyes splash out with water, seek medical advice if necessary
If unfamiliar with essential oils seek advice from a practitioner