I want to start by sending out a big “Thank You” to everyone who took the time to respond to our hints on what our first oil might be, and to welcome you to our first Essential Oil Of The Month series beginning with… Eucalyptus Globulus.
You may have noticed that when it comes to Eucalyptus there are quite few varieties including: globulus, radiata, and citriodora, and choosing the right oil for the right situation is something you’ll need to keep in mind, and today we are starting with the globulus variety.
Although Eucalyptus is native to Australia, it has become one of the most widely planted type of tree grown around the world today.
The Eucalyptus Globulus tree produces long waxy green leaves with an intense fresh, camphor-like, sweet and woodsy scented essential oil, which makes it both emotional and energizing.
The qualities of this oil are uplifting, great for clearing your mind, aids in concentration, and helps to soothe exhaustion.
Now here’s where Eucalyptus Globulus gets interesting, and why we felt it would make the perfect essential oil to begin our series with…it’s all in the Thereapeutic Properties, or the benefits a particular oil can have on your body, mind, or spirit.
Eucalyptus Globulus’s properties include:
Expectorant and Respiratory
This fresh, penetrating, and medicinal essential oil with its camphoraceous scent can really pack a powerful one-two punch, and is loaded with all the healing therapeutic properties to help assist you at the first sign of a cold or flu, respiratory issues, clear congestion and great for reducing mucus.
You can also reap the therapeutic benefits by including this essential oil in your next massage to help ease muscular pain and arthritis.
Now as much as we simply love our eucalyptus oil, there are a few safety precautions you will need to consider.
I found that Aromatics International has one of the easiest explanations to help you navigate your way through safely understanding Eucalyptus Globulus and its uses. You can find the information below.
Have we peaked your interest in wanting to give Eucalyptus Globulus a try?
We’re looking forward to your feedback on the upcoming recipes beginning with our Eucalyptus Steam Blend, and how to get the most out of your inhaler with our Breathe Easy Recipe.
Until Next Time…
Eucalyptus Oil Safety
“Due to the strong, potent nature of eucalyptus oils, they should be avoided on or near the faces of children under 10 years old. This includes in steam blends.
Care must also be taken with asthmatics. Although research has shown that eucalyptus can help with bronchial asthma, it also has shown that it can potentially trigger an asthma attack. Some eucalyptus oils may also antidote homeopathic remedies.
Additionally, Aromatics International does not recommend the internal usage of essential oils without significant education.
The aldehyde component in eucalyptus citriodora, citronellal, can be a moderate skin allergen if used above 3% dilution. As with most oils, if oxidized, eucalyptus oil can cause skin irritation or sensitization. We recommend doing a patch test to check for skin sensitivities.
It is also worth noting that eucalyptus is considered to be toxic to cats, so use with caution around your feline fur-babies!”
As always, knowing the Safety Data concerns is a very important consideration when using any and all essential oils, and caution should always be used when it comes to any medical conditions, small children, pets, pregnant/nursing, taking certain medications, or elderly.