Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil
Well known for its healing effects on the respiratory system, Eucalyptus is an antiseptic, expectorant and helps reduce fever. Classically used for the treatment of colds & flus, influenza, throat infections and bronchitis. A powerful disinfectant, Eucalyptus may be used in a diffuser to purify the air. Many people find it a very happy calming oil and one of my favourites.
- Antiseptic properties
- Clears sinuses
Skin & Body:
Massage: In a blend, Eucalyptus should be no more than 20% of the essential oil content, e.g in 10 drops of essential oil only 2 drops should be Eucalyptus.
Bath: Add 2 to 3 drops, in a dispersant such as oil, to the bath.
Hand or foot bath: Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For inflammation consider using cold/room temperature water. For aches and tight muscles use warm/hot water
Steam treatment (face and respiratory system): Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Use caution due to risk of burns or scalding.
Compress: To a bowl of water add 2 drops of essential oil. For treating inflammation or to cool down use cold to room temperature water, for aching tight muscles use warm to hot water. Soak a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area, repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up.
- Add 8 drops to the washing machine before commencing cycle.
- 1 to 2 drops neat on a cleaning cloth for surface spot cleaning.
- Add 10 drops in 500ml/16.9fl.oz of water in a spray bottle for a surface disinfectant.
Blends well with: Basil, Cedarwood, Citronella, Frankincense, Ginger, Pine, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint and Tea Tree.
Considerations: Not for use on or near the face in children under 10 years old, may affect breathing and the nervous system. Use during pregnancy with caution.
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