Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus) Essential Oil

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Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil is layered with refreshing properties. It has a minty, vibrant and refreshing aroma that is a common ingredient in cold care products, chest salves and inhalants. It is cooling, invigorating and soothing.

Distilled from the leaves of the tree, Eucalyptus essential oil has a fresh, penetrating aroma and is a common ingredient in salves and chest rubs. Purifying, invigorating and cooling, it has been found in these and other such products for over 100 years.

There are more than 700 different species of Eucalyptus trees and over 500 produce a specific type of essential oil. The tall evergreen trees produce bluish oval leaves and the bark is often covered in a soft white powder.
The essential oil is extracted from the leaves through steam distillation.

Use this essential oil sparingly; one drop goes a long way because it oh so VERY potent and concentrated!

DETAILS:

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Globulus
- Synonym: Blue Gum Eucalyptus
- Method: Steam Distillation
- Origin: China
- Plant Part: Leaves
- Note: Top
- Family: Myrtaceae
- Blends Well With: Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Rosemary, Sweet Thyme, Spices.
- Aroma: Camphorous, medicinal, fresh, clean, and bright. Offers a very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones. The odor effect is head-clearing and cooling.
- Consistency: Thin
- Color: Clear
- Purity: 100% (NOT diluted; NO additives; NO fillers - EVER)
- Therapeutic/Medicinal Quality?: Yes!!
- Shelf Life: 2 Years


BENEFITS THE FOLLOWING:
(Potential to be useful when used safely and appropriately)

- Circulatory: arthritis, poor circulation
- Digestive: parasites
- Immune: infection, inflammation, virus
- Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
- Nervous: nerve pain, headache, migraine
- Respiratory: congestion, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough
- Skin: bacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, scar, body odor, wounds, burns, blisters, cuts, skin infections, insect bites and stings. cold sores
- Home: airborne germs, surface germs, insect repellent

Additionally: chickenpox, measles, head lice, sprains, cystitis, hay fever, colds and flu, neuralgia.

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES:

(Please reference the Appendix on this site for definitions)

analgesic, anti-bacterial (bactericidal), anti-catarrhal (expectorant/mucolytic), anti-fungal (fungicidal), anti-helmintic (vermifuge), anti-infectious, anti-neuralgic, anti-inflammatory/anti-phlogistic, anti-parasitic (parasiticide), anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral (viricidal), balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifugal, insecticidal/insectifuge, parasiticidal, prohylactic,  rubefacient, stimulant, vulnerary.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Diffusion: Use one to four drops in the diffuser of your choice (this oil is VERY strong/potent, but you decide how strong you want the scent to be).  Ideally, diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off. This is not only safer, but it’s also more effective as both our bodies and our nervous system habituate to essential oils after this period of time. Whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, some air exchange (fresh air) is advisable. Do not diffuse around cats.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil (Jojoba, Sunflower, Olive, Coconut, Almond, etc.) to minimize any skin sensitivity. Proper dilution ratio and a link for you to learn how to properly dilute is below.

SAFETY INFORMATION:

Generally regarded as non-irritant and non-sensitizing on the skin.

CAUTION: Be very careful around eyes as too much could make eyes sting/burn. This oil should also NOT be taken orally as it can be toxic. 

- Safe for which ages?: Inhalation & Topical - ages 10+ years based on high 1,9-cineole content which can cause slowed respiration or breathing problems in some children (do not use with children under 10 years of age). Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children.

- Safe for pregnancy?: Yes
- Safe for breastfeeding?: Yes
- Safe for dog?: Yes
- Safe for cat?: No

Max Topical Dilution: 20% (Using more than topical max can cause irritation or sensitization).

Learn more about dilution for all ages, bottle sizes, etc. https://www.usingeossafely.com/diluting-essential-oils-safely-safe-dilution-guidelines-for-all-ages/

NEVER USE ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY IN ANY AMOUNT, UNLESS DIRECTED BY A LICENSED AROMATHERAPIST OR PHYSICIAN. If under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.

Safety Guidelines & Explanations:

https://tisserandinstitute.org/safety/safety-guidelines/

Information sourced from - Essential Oil Profiles: Aromatherapy reference manual for the beginner and beyond (book), by Lea Jacobson, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Purchase by clicking here.

Please see the following websites for different uses & safety:

https://www.usingeossafely.com/

https://tisserandinstitute.org/

Learn more about Eucalyptus:
https://www.usingeossafely.com/?s=Eucalyptus

TAKE CARE OF YOUR ESSENTIAL OIL INVESTMENT: 

Please keep out of the heat, the sun and the light. It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dark place or room. Do not leave in your vehicle in warm (75+ degrees) or very cold temperatures. Heat especially destroys the medicinal/therapeutic properties of essential oils. Make sure to keep cap tightly closed. It is best to use your essential oils within one year, although they will last much longer than that if taken care of properly (above). If not taken care of properly, essential oils can degrade and/or go rancid, and will no longer be medicinal/therapeutic for you.

DISCLAIMER:

The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or disorder. Please consult your health care professional, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using our Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Neither Victoria Kay Designs nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for users who use this essential oil unsafely. More than enough information, and reference information to legitimate sources is available on this website for users to educate themselves. If buyers/users choose not to educate themselves and use any essential oil irresponsibly - that is not the fault of this business. Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for any ill-fated reactions, i.e. sensitivity, irritation, phototoxicity, internal damage (taking internally), illness, death, etc., etc. due to usage of any essential oil information on this website/not on this website, or essential oil sold on this website or sold at arts & crafts shows. Users assume all responsibility once product passes into their hands.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.