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    Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus

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    Eucalyptus

    Indigenous to Australia and used medicinally by the Aborigines. Eucalyptus is now cultivated globally from North Africa to California, as well as Australia. The oil, which is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves and young twigs, is a common ingredient in decongestants.
    Eucalyptus has strong medicinal and Camphor smell, with slight woody undertones.


    Key actions:

    Cleansing and antiseptic.


    Benefits:
    Mind
    Lifting and refreshing for overcoming tiredness.
    Can help to improve concentration and relieve headaches.


    Muscles and joints
    Can aid in the treatment of rheumatism and arthritis, especially when symptoms are worsened by cold and damp.


    Skin
    Used directly on skin Eucalyptus can help treat infections, wound, ulcers, herpes, insect bites and stings. It can help to eradicate lice and treat fungal infections such as athlete's foot.


    Respiratory
    when used as an inhalation or a chest rub it an help to fight off chesty coughs, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. It can help to ease breathing and has a warming effect.


    Urinary
    When used in a sitz bath it can help genital infections and cystitis.


    Environment
    An excellent antiseptic spray for a sick room.


    Usage:
    See 'Safe Use of Essential Oils' article.

    Bath, massage, diffusion, compress, inhalation or sauna.

    Blends well with: Cedarwood, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine, Tea Tree and Thyme.



    Safety:
    Non-toxic externally but toxic internally.
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    I love the smell of eucalyptus, it really is uplifting. I tens to use my essential oil in my diffuser or I add it too a carrier oil such as coconut oil and use it to deter the gnats in the summer.

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