Eucalyptus Essential Oil. What do YOU know about this amazing plant and what it can do for you???

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

What do you know about this amazing plant?

Eucalyptus plant is also know as Tasmanian Blue gum and is native to Australia. It is the main food source for the koala bear. It has tremendous nutritional value for wild life. The essential oil is extracted from the leaves.

It’s name is derived from Greek, eucalyptos, meaning well covered. The flower buds are covered with a membrane which is thrown off as the flower expands.

There are over 700 varieties of this plant.

This evergreen plant is able to survive the very common wild fire of Australia. It has dormant shoots inside the tree and roots which germinate only under the trigger of heat from the flames. The plant can live for up to 250 years.

A BIT of Folklore.

An early settler had his thumb severed by an axe. His father, who knew about Aboriginal folk medicine, advised that he apply a bandage of tightly bound eucalyptus leaves around the cut after it was sutured.

The Aborigines used eucalyptus, or “kino” as they referred to it, to heal most wounds they encountered. Later, when a surgeon saw the wound, he remarked how amazed he was because the thumb healed so quickly and without any trace of infection.

Reports like this spread throughout Australia. A pharmacist called Joseph Bosisto began playing with the idea of commercially producing eucalyptus in 1852. Soon after the first Eucalyptus radiata was distilled in Melbourne.


  1. Eucalyptus Research and Studies.

There is some exciting eucalyptus oil research.

Eucalyptus oil benefits are due to it’s ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation.

There are over 1676 studies showing in Pub.Med alone, with some amazing results.

Research is being done on drug resistant bacterial infections like tuberculosis, lowering high blood pressure, reducing inflammation and pain, to killing leukaemia cells, HIV/AIDS

Many of the studies refer to it’s main component cineole. Eucalyptus has the highest know cineole levels of any plant up to (80-95%)

Today, Eucalyptus oils have a wide range of uses and health benefits.

      1. Cold and Flu.

Eucalyptus works as an expectorant and helps clear your body of toxins.

One of the most effective ways to use eucalyptus for colds is to put several drops in your diffuser, especially before going to sleep. This way you have the benefits all night. Add a few drops of Peppermint oil and you’ll have a great night’s sleep.

      1. Respiratory Problems

Today, Eucalyptus is used for another of it’s medicinal properites, conditions like asthma, bronchitis, congestion and sore throat. It he and allows more oxygen into the lungs.lps dilate the blood vessels.

I can personally testify that my husband has found tremendous relief from asthma and hay fever. For many years he had cortisone injections, which are know for side effects. This year I used a natural product as a roll on called Breathe Again. It only uses a selection essential oils including eucalyptus and peppermint. First year ever FREE of the debilitating conditions plus no harmful chemicals or inhalers.

It is also recommended to gargle with this oil to clear a sore throat.

      1. Wound Treatment.

Eucalyptus has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that are effective at treating, cuts, sores wounds, bites and stings. It helps keep the effective area free from infection and acts as a pain reliever, soothes the skin and helps with blood clotting.

It kills the germs as they enter the wound.

When the oil is exposed to the atmosphere it forms a gas called ozone which is a powerful antiseptic.

Don’t forget to use Eucalyptus oil on your pets.

  • Remember to keep away from eyes and open wounds.

      1. Muscular Aches and Pains

Do you suffer from muscular aches and pains due to a variety of conditions?

Try rubbing Eucalyptus oil onto the area. It will help reduce the pain associated with the injury by reducing inflammation.

It’s great if you have overdone your workout!

      1. Hair Nourishment and Head Lice.

It is as natural pesticide and a perfect head lice treatment without chemicals or toxins. The oil can be combed through the skin. Using prescribed treatments can lead to hair loss and toxic side effects.

A few drops of Eucalyptus oil with some coconut oils give your hair a pick-me- up and wards of itchy scalp and dandruff.

      1. Helping Diabetic Symptoms.

Eucalyptus oil can remove and control the levels of glucose in your blood. This is because of the effect if has on the diameter of the blood vessels.

A great way to use the oil is in your diffuser or good results can be obtained from massage therapy.

      1. Mental Focus and Reduction of Exhaustion

In today’s world there are many mental conditions that can affect us stress, overwhelm, overactive mind,

The chemical properties in the oil cause it to be a vasodilator.

It expands the blood vessels in the body by allowing the muscles them to relax.

More blood in your brain means it can process information more rapidly.

There are now experiments in schools to help children focus more on their studies.

Some studies show increases in their performance but there still remains much more research to be done.

      1. Natural Home Remedies

  • Household Cleaner

It gives a fresh fragrance to your home and adds anti-microbial properties

Put a few drops of oil in your vacuum clean, clothes dryer, laundry, soap, toilet cleaner,

The list is endless.

  • Stain and Spot Remover

Like Lemon essential oil, eucalyptus oil is very effective at removing stains and spots on carpets, clothes,

Always test on a hidden piece of fabric first. You don’t want a bad reaction with some synthetic chemical in the fabric s!!!!

  • Hand cleaner.

Simply mix with some sea salt, epsom salt and watch the grease and dirt disappear

  • Odour remover

Simply mix with Lemon oil or Tea Tree oil for an anti odour spray.

Use on smelly shoes, stinky dog baskets etc.

As you can see the benefits of Eucalyptus oil are awesome.

There 3 are main varieties used are Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Globulos and Eucalyptus Blue. I will be posting a separate article on my blog to explain the differences of these amazing oils.

This is definitely an essential oil to keep in your natural health cabinet.

What are your favourite eucalyptus essential oil uses?

Love to hear your hints and tips.

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