Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Indigenous Australians used to place eucalyptus leaves in small pools of water, which were heated by placing heated rocks into the water, this produced steam, the leaves oils vapours would be breathed in for various colds, coughs and flu. Eucalyptus oil is known as a very healing oil and it is anti-germicidal and antibacterial. It aids in the relief of tired muscles, aches and pains and is renowned for using when you have a cold or flu. It is excellent to use as an air freshener, it is uplifting, relaxing, removes bad room smells and odours. It also aids in calming tired and agitated children.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Slightly camphorous, sweet, fruity.
Eucalyptus Oil Uses
Arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis, hay fever, headache, pain
Blends Well With
Basil, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir Needle Siberian, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint