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Eucalyptus – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Globulus
Country of Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the leaves and stems
Scent Profile: A whiff of Eucalyptus is literally a breath of fresh air - green and minty, with a clean sweetness that shines through to buffer its sharp notes. Eucalyptus is noticeably camphorous especially when sniffed at close range, which sends a pleasant, cooling sensation spreading throughout the respiratory tract. It is classified as a top-middle note.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Commonly used in ointment, massage oils and rubs targeted at muscle, ligament and tendon-related aches such as rheumatism and sprains, Eucalyptus is especially popular among sportspeople and the elderly. Its camphorous qualities are also harnessed to decongest and soothe the discomfort of respiratory conditions such as asthma, sore throat and sinusitis.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Improves mental clarity Calms inflammation
Reduces sluggishness Reduces muscle aches
Soothing Decongests respiratory-related conditions


Muscle aches: Eucalyptus is used to treat muscle aches by relieving muscular strains and inflammation.

  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of carrier oil. Massage into affected area in gentle, even motions. If pain persists, consult a professional practitioner.


Head Lice: Vapour from eucalyptus oil has been found to kill the eggs of lice, curbing scalp infections stemming from head lice.

Stronger, Thicker Hair: Eucalyptus stimulates blood circulation to improve the delivery of nutrients, which is essential to healthy hair growth.

  • How to use
    Dilute eucalyptus essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.


Disinfecting & Odour Removal: The anti-bacterial properties of Eucalyptus, combined with its minty-fresh scent, kills odour-causing bacteria to banish bad breath.

  • How to use
    Dilute eucalyptus essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.

How to use

- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Eucalyptus oil blends well with lemon, marjoram, lavender, geranium, peppermint, cedarwood and rosemary.

Caution/Side effects

Excessive use of Eucalyptus oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Dilute for use with children or infants.

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