Eucalyptus globulus essential oil ("the usual eucalyptus") is a fresh and stimulating oil with a penetrating scent and strong antiseptic properties.
Description and Uses: Eucalyptus essential oil can be used in baths or blended with a carrier oil to use in a chest rub for colds. Using eucalyptus in a vaporizer can help keep air germ-free in order to prevent those colds in the first place. It is widely used to relieve congestion and muscle aches.
Traditional uses include: deodorant, antiseptic, soothing agent, skin conditioner.
There are many Eucalyptus essential oils, including; Australian Eucalyptus, (E. australina); Lemon Eucalyptus, (E. citriodora); Dives or Broad-Leaved Peppermint, (E. dives); Peppermint Eucalyptus, (E. piperita); Blue Mallee (E. polybractea); Grey peppermint, (E. radiata); Cully Gum, (E. smithii) and more.
Blends Well With: coriander, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, pine, thyme essential oils.
Caution: Do not use on children under the age of 12, and avoid during pregnancy.