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Posted by on 3/11/2019 to Ingredients

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Eucalyptus Oil” ?
Well for many it is those cute Koalas sitting up in the trees nibbling on the
Eucalyptus leaves ! ....It is soooooo much more !!!

The trees can even purify the air and soak up lots of water so they are planted in wet areas.
(Did you know the koala’s diet consists mostly of eucalyptus leaves?)

Or maybe you are thinking about those cough drops with the eucalyptus in them that helps us breathe easier
when we have a cold! ... The aborigines used the Eucalyptus because of its impressive healing properties like
for sores, fevers, colic, intestinal problems, muscle aches etc.... Have asthma, bronchitis, a cold, cough, feel stuffy,
sinusitis, a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion or just about any other respiratory issue, well eucalyptus
essential oil can be used to help soothe those symptoms. ****Eucalyptus Essential Oil MUST be diluted before use!!!!

You will find that I will repeat myself in this article...My way of reminding you of certain things...

Eucalyptus essential oil has a potent, herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones.
What does it mix well with?
It mixes particularly well with cedarwood, cypress, chamomile blue, eucalyptus lemon, ginger,
geranium, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon,
marjoram, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pines, rosemary, tea tree, and thyme. Try a few blends and find
a scent you love!

When we are sick what do we do in our homes? We start disinfecting everything, every surface. But how many of us
think to clean the air? There are germs in the air and when there is sickness in the house people sneezing and coughing
and just blowing those germs around with each cough and sneeze! Well Eucalyptus can be used for that also ! So you
can use a diffuser with just a couple drops of eucalyptus E.O. (you can also add a few drops of another E.O. like
rosemary, tea tree, cedar, pine etc..) to help cleanse the air and other things in the rooms.

Essential oils might not cure a condition, but evidence does suggest that the precious essential oils can relieve major symptoms of things like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis, especially inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain. ... Sometimes patients cannot tolerate the side effects of medications. So they reach and search for other options for pain management along with other issues.

There are different types of eucalyptus and really the biggest difference between each Eucalyptus plant/essential oil is the quantity of cineol, a chemical component also known as eucalyptol. Cineol offers very strong therapeutic properties and has medicinal uses. But high doses are a no no and have been shown to have negative health impacts.

"Eucalyptus is a member of the Melaleuca or Myrtacea botanical family; one of the most useful and medicinal group of plants in the world."
"The therapeutic benefits of Eucalyptus Globulus,Eucalyptus Radiata, and Eucalyptus Smithii are quite similar. All three oils are high in 1,8- cineole, with varying monoterpenes. For example, our current batch of Eucalyptus Globulus is high in 1,8- cineole, with significant amounts limonene, whereas Eucalyptus Radiata is high in 1,8- cineole with significant amounts of terpineol."
"These constituents lend our Eucalyptus oils to being excellent at supporting respiratory issues. 1,8- cineole also lends astringent properties to Eucalyptus, making it an aid to oily skin and acne. What’s more, this oil may be effective in soothing muscle aches and inflammation. And to top it off, the cool and refreshing aroma of Eucalyptus has been known to boost energy and relieve headaches."

Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil has a number of anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This oil may also help to improve circulation. ... If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you can topically apply this diluted oil or gel to the affected area to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Eucalyptus Globulus
For centuries Australian Aboriginals have used Eucalyptus leaves as a disinfectant to cover wounds, and to this day some doctors still use solutions of Eucalyptus oil in surgical dressings. Shown by laboratory tests to be a powerful anti-microbial agent, eucalyptus has often been used for the respiratory system, and is a wonderful oil to put in your at-home diffuser not only for respiratory health, but for immune health as well. Eucalyptus trees have been planted throughout parts of North Africa to successfully block the spread of malaria, and according to Jean Valnet, MD, a solution of 2% eucalyptus oil will kill 70% of airborne staph bacteria.

3 types of eucalyptus essential oil

1. Eucalyptus Globulus (Blue Gum Eucalyptus)
The classic eucalyptus inspires deep breathing with its foresty, vaporous, camphor-like aroma. It's a mainstay aroma for clarifying bath preparations and body applications. Its aroma is strong, sharp, medicinal and fresh with green, almost sour notes. Eucalyptus globulus: is expectorant, mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antiseptic. It helps reduce infections in the throat and lungs, such as rhinopharyngitis, laryngitis, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and bronchial pneumonia.
Eucalyptol (1.8 cineol) occurs in high concentrations in Eucalyptus globulus and other eucalyptus species. It is responsible for the oil's ability to decongest the lungs, clear sinus passages, and contributes to a good deal of its anti-infectious, respiratory supporting effects. This oil is especially useful during the cold and flu season.
Eucalyptus globulus is also very effective as an air purifier. It effectively removes odors and airborne bacteria.
According to Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D., a solution of only 2% Eucalyptus globulus can kill 70% of airborne Staphylococcus bacteria.
Dr. Jean Valnet M.D. recommends to use Eucalyptus globulus for: general antiseptic purposes, malaria, typhus, measles, reducing blood sugar, fighting respiratory infections, such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia, and sinusitis, combating asthma, opening the sinus and respiratory tract, removing intestinal parasites and worms, treating wounds and burns.
2. Eucalyptus Radiata ( Black peppermint oil _Narrow-Leaved Eucalyptus)
A gentler and greener scented version of the classically camphorous blue gum eucalyptus aroma, narrow leaved eucalyptus offers a softer, milder aroma. It's great for kids and people who are more sensitive to powerful aromas. a softer punch may be partial to Eucalyptus Radiata. Its aroma is sweeter, fruity, with citrus notes, but still true to the classic aroma of Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus radiata: is cooling, refreshing, and energizing. Lighter in smell than Eucalyptus globulus, it has many of the same supportive properties.
Because it is relatively gentle and nonirritating, it is the preferred choice for children. This variety is one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils and is suitable for topical use, diffusing, and even direct inhalation.
Eucalyptus radiata is one of the best eucalyptus oils for diffusing. Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus radiata for rhinitis, bronchitis, cough, pulmonary infections, acne, asthma, and vaginitis. The first sign of a cold or flu, a drop of oil can be added to a tablespoon of Honey or Agave and taken every hour for the first five hours, and 5 times a day thereafter until symptoms abate. You can also put the drops in an empty 00 capsule. A drop or two of oil can also be sprinkled on a handkerchief or washcloth and inhaled directly as needed to help with respiratory or sinus conditions. In cases of serious respiratory conditions or yeast infections, you can do an enema or vaginal application, which is recommend by Dr. Penoel. Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to 2-4 tablespoons of grape seed oil or V-6 massage oil.
3. Eucalyptus Citriodora (Lemon Eucalyptus)
The camphorous aroma of this essential oil takes a back seat to a distinctly lemony, lemongrass-like aroma, making it a nice addition to room mists, skin care oils and lotions. Lemon eucalyptus is a wonderfully protecting summertime oil, great for outdoor use.
4. Eucalyptus Smithii – Commonly known as the gully gum tree, its scent is more woody and mellow versus E. globulus. Because it is one of the mildest, its expectorant quality works great in steam baths, showers, saunas, and other scenarios where less is more. __characteristically has less 1,8- cineole, making it less aggressive. Its medicinal aroma is the cornerstone of its scent, but what makes it unique from other Eucalyptus oils is its spicy, earthy, woodsy character. Experiencing all three oils back to back, it is easy to understand that Eucalyptus Smithii is quite different from its counterpart
5. Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Oil – Has the highest Cineole content and Eucalyptol, an antiseptic, which makes it the strongest antiseptics among the Eucalyptus. It has also been used to fight colds and the flu.
6. Eucalyptus Dives ct piperitone (South Africa) - Has a bright, crisp aroma with a touch of peppermint. Preferred for lower chest infections. Eucalyptus dives: This species is high in phellandrene and low in eucalyptol. It is excellent for use in topical applications, as it may be less irritating to the skin than other eucalyptus varieties. Avoid prolonged, direct inhalation. Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus dives for: Sinusitis, ear infection (never put any essential oil directly into the ear canal!), vaginitis.
• Eucalyptus dives is best used in topical applications as it is the strongest and most caustic • Diffused, but avoid direct inhalation • Avoid using on infants, young children or pregnant moms
Eucalyptus polybractea (CT cineol): This chemotype boasts a cineol content of over 80% the highest of any eucalyptus oil. It is also low in aldehyde, which can irritate mucus membrane.
This is one of the strongest eucalyptus oils. This variety is high in eucalyptol (up to 95 percent) and is well suited for topical application or diffusing.
Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus polybractea CT cineol for: infection of the nasal membranes and chronic bronchitis.
• Eucalyptus polybractea (CT cineol) is the least irritating yet one of the most antimicrobial of the Eucalyptus oils


This most common form of Eucalyptus contains between 60-85 percent cineol. It offers the classically bold, rich, penetrating aroma of Eucalyptus with extensive therapeutic uses including as a decongestant, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory. This makes Blue Gum Eucalyptus the perfect natural ingredient in products geared toward fighting bacteria, clearing the mind, alleviating respiratory discomfort, and soothing tired muscles. Used in many different formulations like mouthwash, topical muscle rubs, and bath salts. However, due to its high cineol content, Blue Gum Eucalyptus is not recommended for use in products that will be utilised for children under the age of six.


Blue Mallee oil is the strongest Eucalyptus essential oil with extremely high eucalyptol content. This makes the oil powerfully therapeutic but also most in need of dilution before use. Blue Mallee Eucalyptus offers incredible antiseptic prowess and the ability to clear respiratory issues, so it is preferred in pharmaceutical preparations geared toward combating upper respiratory infections, stimulating the immune system, and relieving pain, particularly when blended with complementary oils like Lemon, Peppermint, and Rosemary. Given its strength, Blue Mallee isn’t recommended for children or pregnant or nursing women.


This much gentler and mild version of Eucalyptus is therapeutically versatile and the best choice to use for children and people with sensitive health conditions. It offers a cooling, refreshing, and citrusy aroma. Eucalyptus Radiata is often the preferred oil for products geared toward boosting the immune system, encouraging clear breathing, and energising a tired mind and body.


This unique Eucalyptus offers a sweet and rosy lemon-citronella aroma with all of the highly demanded therapeutic benefits of Eucalyptus. It can fight fungus and bacteria, relieve respiratory conditions, and purify the air to kill bacteria. Lemon Eucalyptus also functions as a highly effective and safe insect deterrent. This is an excellent oil to use in room mists, skin care oils, lotions, and bug sprays.
Eucalyptus bicostata – This oil is commonly known as Eucalyptus Blue. The plant is grown in Ecuador (Eucalyptus Blue) and Australia (Southern Blue Gum). It contains the a high amount of alpha-pinene. It also contains eucalyptol (1, 8 cineol). Some botanists consider this a subspecies of E. globulus; however, this does not have global support at this time.
Its fresh aroma is very calming to the mind. Dilute 50:50. Use in humidifier. Can not be used as a dietary supplement.
Eucalyptus staigeriana – This oil is commonly known as Lemon Ironbark (not to be confused with lemon myrtle). This oil contains a high amount of aldehydes (about 51%).
You will see it in skin care products. Very calming.
Note: Do NOT put any essential oil into the nasal cavity. Either inhale of diffuse.
Eucalyptus oil can treat many respiratory problems, including cold, cough, nasal congestion, asthma, and much more. It is normally mixed with other medicine since it also has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a decongestant. Try adding a few drops to your humidifier during the dry winter months to sooth irritated sinuses or lungs. Note: Pure essential oils can damage plastic conponents if used in too high of a concentration or to often.
This essential oil has germicidal properties that make it a good antiseptic for various types of wounds. It can be applied directly (diluted) to open wounds, bug bites or stings, burns, abrasions and sores. It also has topical analgesic qualities that will help soothe the wound.
How do I Use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,
  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Diffuse,
This oil can be successfully blended best with helichrysum oil, lavender, tea tree, rosemary, lemongrass, pine, lemon, thyme, cedarwood, peppermint, benzoin, black pepper, ginger, patchouli, juniper, lime and bergamot.
Topical Applications of Eucalyptus
All of the Ecalyptus' can be applied to the Vita Flex points on the feet, or added to bath water when mixed 1/4 cup Epsom Salts or Sea Salt, or applied topically with a carrier oil and used as a body or foot massage.
Eucalyptus Recipes
Room Spray/Cleaner
__15 drops of eucalyptus__ 5 drops of orange__10 drops of lemon__ 10 drops of tea tree essential oils in a four ounce spritzer bottle. Add a tablespoon of witch hazel or vodka (this helps enhance the fragrance), then fill with purified water.
Recipe for Sinusitis
8 drops Peppermint 3 drops Eucalyptus radiata 2 drops Melaleuca alternifolia
The Steamer
Put a few drops in a bowl of hot water, put face over bowl and cover head with a towel...breathe normal and it helps open up breathing and can help pain & stuffiness.
Breathe Easy Now
Use this blend to support respiratory function–especially during the winter months.
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil
Migraine Remedy
__4 drops of eucalyptus oil with 10ml carrier oil (like coconut oil) in a roller bottle. Apply to a couple areas of your choice like the temples, under ears, back of neck, tip of nose, on the chest. (Do NOT get in or near eyes) OR blend 2 drops eucalyptus E.O. & 3 drops Lavender E.O. with 10ml carrier oil for headache relief as well.
Recipe for Over Worked Muscles
Eucalyptus essential oil is great for soothing achy, tired overworked muscles.
Add 9 drops Bergamot [do NOT apply bergamot to the skin and go in the sun, photosensitivity] 6 drops Eucalyptus globules__3 drops Cinnamon__2 drops Peppermint__2 drops ginger __2 ounces carrier oil ***Use as a massage oil, relaxes over worked muscles.
Back Pain Recipe
10 drops Eucalyptus globulus 10 drops Ginger 10 drops Lavender Use 5 drops to 1 teaspoon V-6 Massage Oil (a carrier oil)
Massage onto effected area.
RECIPE : studies to prove this.
One of the most promising was published in 2005 by Korean researchers who evaluated how this special blend affected arthritis patients: eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, and peppermint (blended in proportions of 2:1:2:1:1).
These oils were blended with a carrier oil mixture composed of almond (45%), apricot (45%), and jojoba oil (10%) and then diluted to 1.5% (roughly 9 drops of essential oils per 1 ounce of carrier). After applying the blend topically, the results were outstanding, “Aromatherapy significantly decreased both the pain score and the depression score of the experimental group compared with the control group,” the researchers stated, with no side effects reported
What is a Chemotype?
A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry. The perfume varieties mostly contain citronellal, while the species that has been studied to support healthy respiratory system function contain 1, 8 cineole.
* Caution: the uses and recipes in this article are only intended for therapeutic essential oils. This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe. Please seek medical attention when necessary.


Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s active chemical components contribute to its reputation as a purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting oil that is ideal for use on skin and in aromatherapy. It is known for its ability to reduce or eliminate harmful surface and airborne bacteria, and infections upon contact. It facilitates easy breathing, enhances feelings of relaxation, creates a refreshing feeling when used in massages, soothes nervous tension, and helps clear the mind, among its various other benefits. These healing benefits can be attributed to the oil’s anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating qualities, among other valuable properties.
The main constituents of Eucalyptus Oil are: a-Terpineol, 1,8-cineole (Eucalyptol), a-pinene, ß-pinene, Sabinene, Camphene, Limonene, p-Cymene, Camphor, Globulol, Citronellal, a-phellandrene, Aromadendrene, and Piperitone.
(Though not all the constituents listed apply to all Eucalyptus varieties, these are the main constituents in most varieties).
a-TERPINEOL is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
1,8-CINEOLE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • Increased blood flow
  • Reduced tension headaches
  • Antitussive
PINENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Expectorant
  • Bronchodilator
SABINENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-microbial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
CAMPHENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Antioxidant
  • Soothing
  • Anti-inflammatory
LIMONENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidative
P-CYMENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Antioxidant
CAMPHOR is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Antitussive
  • Decongestant
  • Absorbent
  • Cooling
  • Warming
  • Anesthetic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
GLOBULOL is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Regenerative
  • Antioxidant
CITRONELLOL is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Anti-microbial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anticonvulsant
AROMADENDRENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Disinfectant is helpful in supporting the treatment of infections,
  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterial
PIPERITONE is known to exhibit the following activity:
  • Decongestant
  • Eucalyptus essential oil is considered safe during pregnancy, but you should always ask your doctor before using.
  • Always contact your doctor before using if you have a medical condition just to be safe.
  • If you have sensitive skin or allergy to some plants, you may want to do a skin patch test: apply a small amount mixed with a carrier oil to a small area of skin. Wait 24 hours to see if any reactions occur.
  • Always use at half dilution for the elderly and for children. For example, six drops of eucalyptus oil per ounce of carrier oil.
  • COSMETIC: antibacterial, anti-microbial, antiseptic, stimulating
  • MEDICINAL: antibacterial, anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, phagocytic, stimulating
  • ODOROUS: anti-microbial, antiseptic, decongestant, phagocytic, stimulating
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