Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Pain fighting, energizing common cold remedy

Eucalyptus aromatherapy oil is the ultimate cold-fighting energizer.

It revives flagging energy, improves mental clarity, relieves aches and pains and breaks up congestion. Plus it helps kill germs and bacteria. A winner!

Eucalyptus essential oil is used by aromatherapists for respiratory problems such as asthma, colds and respiratory tract infections.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus is one of the world's tallest trees, growing as high as 480 feet. It has fragrant, leathery leaves, white flowers developing into small berries. There are approximately 700 varieties of eucalyptus.

The essential oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs.

Fresh, clear, sharp, penetrating, camphor-like scent.

Therapeutic Action

Refreshes, revives and energizes

Helps relieve mental fatigue and improve alertness

Cools the body

Relieves sore, achy muscles by reducing inflammation

Breaks up congestion

Supports breathing when used as an inhalation

Helps alleviate blisters, burns, cuts, insect bites and such

Helps alleviate skin infections

Eliminates lice (according to some documentation)


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Eucalyptus's strong top note blends well with cedar, lavender, lemon, marjoram and rosemary.


Use in correct dilution - eucalyptus can be toxic at high concentrations. Do not use if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. Do not use during pregnancy.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils...

Or check out some fresh, clear recipes using eucalyptus essential oil...

Epsom Salt Bath

Homemade Liquid Soap

Disinfectant Diffuser Blend

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