Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of Eucalyptus trees, also known as Blue Gum trees. Eucalyptus trees are originally from Australia, but now grown all over the world and used for their medical properties. The leaves are dried, crushed, and distilled to release the essential oil.
For centuries eucalyptus oil has been used for its healing properties, such as:
Colds and Flu
Eucalyptus helps you get rid of mucous easier, while supporting the immune system in its fight against harmful germs.
See here for suggested use for Eucalyptus oil.
A few drops Eucalyptus oil with some Jojoba oil gives your hair a nice moisturizing pick-me-up. This is especially great to ward off dandruff and an itchy scalp. Eucalyptus can also be used together with Tea Tree oil to help control lice.
Eucalyptus is an excellent cleanser to remove grease and grime and can rejuvenate sore hands and feet when mixed into your salt bath. Simply mix sea salt, epsom salt and Eucalyptus oil to remove grease and dirt. (Dilute with a carrier oil, Jojoba oil or Coconut oil.)
Natural Home Care
Not only does eucalyptus give a nice, fresh fragrance to your home cleaning products, it also is a valuable germ buster. Put several drops into any of the following: soap, laundry detergent, mop water, toilet cleaner, window cleaner … the list goes on!
Put a few drops onto your vacuum and clothes dryer filters to freshen them up and sanitize them.
By adding Eucalyptus to your cleaning products, you also help clear the air of mold spores. Mix eucalyptus with other oils, such as clove and tea tree oil to help maintain a mold-free home.
Eucalyptus oil is wonderful as additional support for respiratory problems. Eucalyptus can dilate the blood vessels and allow more oxygen into the lungs.
Mix a few drops of Eucalyptus oil (and Peppermint oil) with Jojoba oil as a carrier for a homemade vapor rub, and put on upper chest.