Eucalyptus oil benefits focus on calm breathing. Eucalyptus oil uses include everything from cleaning to relaxing the mind. This article covers the following topics:
Essential oils are concentrated versions of the natural oils found in plants and trees. The oils come from the leaves, fruits, bark, flowers, seeds, roots, or resins. Most essential oils are extracted by steam distillation. However, essential oils made from citrus fruits use a process called cold pressing.
Essential oils have been used in various cultures for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians incorporated essential oils throughout their daily lives. Essential oils are a central element of Indian Ayurvedic medicine—the oldest system of medicine in the world. Essential oils were also used in ancient Greece, Rome, and China.
Today, essential oils are still valued for their aromatic and cosmetic qualities. Aromatherapists use essential oils to promote well-being. Many people use essential oils for hair and skin care, and to clean their homes.
There are more than 600 species of eucalyptus trees—most of which are native to Australia. Although all versions of the oil are steam-distilled from the leaves of the tree, the uses and benefits vary based on which tree is used.
Four main types of eucalyptus essential oils are commonly available. Each comes from a different tree and has a different chemical component.
In general, eucalyptus essential oil has a strong medicinal aroma. The scent has been described as earthy, woody, herbaceous, and camphorous. Because of the strong scent and chemical make-up, be careful when using the oil with young children. See the Safety and Precautions section for more information.
WHAT IS EUCALYPTUS OIL GOOD FOR?
When people ask “What is eucalyptus essential oil good for?” the answer usually focuses on the well-being benefits of eucalyptus oil—helping with calming and relaxing breathing. However, the oil has many more benefits.
So, what does eucalyptus oil do? It can:
This section on eucalyptus essential oil uses provides numerous tips and techniques on how to use eucalyptus essential oil, including making essential oil blends with eucalyptus. Two highlighted blends include lavender and eucalyptus oil and eucalyptus and peppermint oil.
When creating an essential oil blend, follow these guidelines.
There are three main ways to calm breathing with eucalyptus—steam inhalation, an essential oil spray, or an essential oil diffuser.
To calm breathing with steam inhalation, fill a bowl with steaming hot water, add 1 to 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, cover your head with a towel, and breathe in the vapors for no more than two minutes.
Breathe Easier Spray Mix
Add oils to the cotton part of an essential oil inhaler and then breathe in.
Diffusing eucalyptus oil is another way to calm breathing. Consider using a eucalyptus oil diffuser and the blends below during the winter months. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for diffuser use.
Eucalyptus and Peppermint Oil Diffuser Blend
Breathing Diffuser Blend
Use the recipes below and massage onto the chest.
Eucalyptus Chest Rub
Eucalyptus and Peppermint Oil Chest Rub
Head Massage Oil
Combine ingredients and shake well before each use. Then apply to the back of your neck, forehead, and feet.
When combined with lavender, you’ll be ready to drift off to sleep with a clear head.
Lavender and Eucalyptus Oil Bath Soak
Combine ingredients and then pour under running water to dissolve the salt and disperse the oil.
Eucalyptus massage oil recipes often focus on relaxing joints and muscles. For the recipes below, combine the oils and then shake before each use.
Muscle Massage Oil
Body Massage Oil
Joint Massage Oil
Eucalyptus is used in numerous natural cleaning recipes. Below is a collection of DIY essential oil recipes for cleaning your home.
Bathroom Grout Cleaner
Mix ingredients in a wide-mouth container. If needed, add more vinegar or soap for a smoother consistency.
Put ingredients in a bucket and mix well before mopping the floor. Limit use to floors that can be safely cleaned with water.
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
Combine ingredients in a 16-ounce spray bottle and then shake well.
All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
Hair Hot Oil Treatment
Warm coconut oil and castor oil in a small pan until just hot enough to touch. Don’t overheat! Remove from heat and then add the eucalyptus and stir. Transfer mixture to a bowl and massage into scalp when warm enough to handle. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Eucalyptus and Peppermint Oil Hydrating Shampoo
Combine ingredients in a jar or bottle. (An old shampoo bottle would work.) Close securely and shake thoroughly before each use.
Combine ingredients and mix thoroughly. Massage into clean hair and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
If you’re wondering “Is eucalyptus oil good for skin,” the short answer is that it isn’t a “go to” oil for skin care. However, eucalyptus oil benefits for skin include relief from dry skin (eucalyptus dives oil).
Dry Skin Relief
Combine ingredients, shake well, and then apply where needed.
Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
Combine ingredients, mix well, and then put the finished mixture in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. When using, mix thoroughly before using and apply to face, hands, or feet. Massage gently for several minutes and rinse thoroughly.
General safety guidelines for essential oils are listed below, followed by specific precautions for eucalyptus.
When used properly, eucalyptus essential oil is safe. However, experts don’t recommend using eucalyptus oil on faces of children younger than 10 years old as it can cause breathing difficulties and affect the central nervous system. Therefore, we don’t recommend eucalyptus oil for baby. Also, inhaling eucalyptus oil side effects might include allergic reactions or the onset of an asthma attack.
The oil should be used sparingly (if at all) with young children and at dilution rates of 0.5% for children younger than 3 years old and 1% for children older than 3 years old. Using the milder eucalyptus radiata essential oil with children is recommended.
A related question that people ask is “Can eucalyptus oil be ingested?” The answer is that the oil can be toxic if taken orally, especially in undiluted form. Signs of eucalyptus poisoning include dizziness, feelings of suffocation, nausea, stomach pain and burning, vomiting, diarrhea, and muscle weakness.
Liable’s eucalyptus essential oil is ISO, GMP, HALAL, KOSHER, HACCP certified , which means 100% of ingredients are free of synthetic additives (including pesticides, dyes, and chemical fertilizers). In addition, products are processed without using genetic engineering, industrial solvents, or irradiation. By choosing a Liable's product, you’ll know you’re getting pure eucalyptus oil that was produced using environmentally-friendly methods.
We believe that Liable has the best oils on the market, and we think you’ll agree. Liable’s pure essential oils stand apart because of our commitment to purity, natural materials, and quality packaging.
Our organic essential oils are manufactured and packaged to the highest standards. Our bottles are made of premium dark amber glass—the best container for protecting oils from UV light. Each bottle has a dropper cap, which gives you better control when dispensing the oil. This cap reduces waste and accidental spillage—making it the perfect choice for DIY recipes.
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