BLUE GUM (EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS)
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 (EUCALYPTUS POLYBRACTEA)
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.
EUCALYPTUS RADIATA (EUCALYPTUS RADIATA)
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.
LEMON EUCALYPTUS (EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA)
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.
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,
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.
__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.
8 drops Peppermint
3 drops Eucalyptus radiata
2 drops Melaleuca alternifolia
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.
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
__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.
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
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.
BENEFITS OF EUCALYPTUS OIL
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:
1,8-CINEOLE is known to exhibit the following activity:
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LIMONENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
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GLOBULOL is known to exhibit the following activity:
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AROMADENDRENE is known to exhibit the following activity:
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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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