Ingredients: 100% pure eucalyptus essential oil.
INCI name: eucalyptus globulus oil.
Common Method Of Extraction: steam distillation of the leaves.
Aroma: penetrating, fresh, balsamic and camphorous.
Precautions: eucalyptus oil should be used with care and people with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid it. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches.
In aromatherapy, this essential oil helps to clear the mind and focus concentration, while reducing swelling in the mucus membranes. It is very valuable in fighting respiratory problems, fighting inflammation and sore muscles, rheumatism, headaches and nervous exhaustion, while boosting wound and ulcer healing and soothing skin eruptions.
The eu and kalypto means well and covered in Greek, referring to the cup-like membrane that covers the flower bud, which is thrown off as the flower expands.
The Australian Aborigines calls it kino and they use the leaves to cover serious wounds. Eucalyptus oil was introduced to Europe in 1788, and the first oil exported to England was called Sydney peppermint. It was extracted from Eucalyptus peperita which is a more industrial type of oil.
The tree uses a lot of water while growing and has been used to clear water-logged land, draining the water from swamps where malaria mosquito may be found. The tree was thought to prevent malaria in the past, due to this draining action.
Eucalyptus oil has a cooling and deodorizing effect on the body. For the respiratory tract, it helps with coughs, asthma, throat infections. It soothes inflammation and eases mucus, clearing the head from the stuffiness of colds and hay fever.
Eucalyptus oil is useful as a warming oil when used for muscular aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and poor circulation.
In skin care it can be used for burns, blisters, herpes, cuts, wounds, skin infections and insect bites. It can furthermore boost the immune system and is helpful in cases of chicken pox, colds, flu and measles.
Colds, sinus problems, sore throat:
Steam inhalation or use in an oil burner or vaporizer. Helps keep viruses at bay from other people in the home.
Muscular aches and pains:
Very helpful after sport or any strenuous exercise, either in the bath or in a carrier oil to massage affected areas.
Analytical quality control:
➔ GCMS analysis – Eucalyptus oil, Spain