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BOTANICAL NAME Eucalyptus globulus

PARTS USED
Leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
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AROMA & COLOR
Colorless to pale yellow liquid,
herbaceous scent with soft woody aroma

eucalyptusHISTORY

Considered to be a “cure-all” by the ancient Australian aborigines, eucalyptus trees were harvested by tribes throughout the year and processed in a number of different ways to produce oils, salves, pastes, and medications to be prescribed by the local medicine man.

In 1788 Irishman John White, newly appointed Surgeon-General of New South Wales, recorded in his diary the presence of olfactory oil in the eucalyptus. He distilled a quart of oil from the Eucalyptus growing on the shores of Port Jackson, where Sydney now stands. When introduced to Europe, the original oil was called ‘Sydney peppermint’ and quickly became popular.

Common Uses

  • Colds and Flu – Eucalyptus works as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins. Diffuse day and night to relieve symptoms.
  • Wound Treatment – Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that are effective at treating wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, sores and scrapes.
  • Asthma and Bronchitis – Eucalyptus dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs.
  • Muscle Pain – Eucalyptus oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature. It is often recommended to patients suffering from rheumatism, sprained ligaments and tendons, aching muscles and even nerve pain. Massage in a circular motion on affected area.
  • Air and Home Cleanser – Eucalyptus gives a nice, fresh fragrance to your home products and adds valuable anti-microbial properties as well. Put several drops into soap, laundry detergent, toilet cleaner, window cleaner and your vacuum and clothes dryer filters to freshen them up and sanitize.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.