Lesson 12: Essential Oil – Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
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Foundational Aromatherapy page 89-90
Eucalyptus Globulus is known for its effective antibacterial properties, making it a strong respiratory aid beneficial for the lower respiratory tract involving the bronchi and the lungs. It can reduce fevers as well as act as a pain reliever. As it ages, its antiseptic properties strengthen.
➢ Not for internal use
➢ Not for applications for the face
➢ Not recommended for babies or young children under age 10
➢ Not recommended for pregnant women
Tried and True Uses
✓ Very useful for congestion when added to a bath, misted or diffused.
✓ Add 1-2 drops to dishwasher, laundry soap, or household cleaner for a powerful germ killer.
✓ Add to lotion or carrier oil to benefit painful joints, muscles and increase flexibility.
✓ Misted or diffused helps negate smell of smoke and other odors.
✓ Eliminates up to 70% of staph that may be present in a room when diffused or misted.
How Do I Use It?
SOAK IN THE TUB – Mix 2-4 drops in 1⁄4 cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath, soak twenty minutes.
IT’S IN THE AIR – Adding to a steam vaporizer placed across the room, helps fight respiratory issues. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.
BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT – Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 3 to 5 drops to water in reservoir of vaporizer before turning on.
RUB IT IN – Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™
PUT IT ON – massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier and rub on bottom of feet.1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier and apply to chest or back as needed.
- Anti-neuralgic – relieves nerve pain
- Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism
- Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections
- Deodorant – prevents body odor
- Purifying – cleansing
- Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid
- Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs
- Febrifuge – reduces fever
- Rubefacient – numbing, increases local blood circulation , may cause minor skin irritation
Focused, Expanding, Awakened, Productive, and Balancing
Key Body Systems:
Respiratory, Skeletal, Endocrine, Urinary, Immune, and Nervous
BOTANICAL NAME: Eucalyptus globulus
WHERE GROWN: Spain, China, Australia, Corsica, South Africa
AROMA: camphoraceous, fresh
PRODUCING ORGAN: leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distillation
NOTE(EVAPORATION RATE): top-middle
Main Chemical Families:
MONOTERPENES – decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier
OXIDES – antiseptic, reduces respiratory infections, stimulates nervous system
MYRTACEAE – strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant
“Eucalyptus globulus is my favorite of all the eucalyptus oils. I love how it stays with me longer when I have lung congestion. I don’t have to repeat the application as often. It loosens up the congestion in an easy way that I really don’t even notice it is working—just all of a sudden I can breathe easier.”
– Kent King
*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
*SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.