Anti-viral, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, good immune stimulant, decongestant.
It has a pleasing fresh, crisp, clean, lemony fragrance. This species has about 70% of the oxide= 1-8-cineole, plus monoterpenes and 3-4% aldehydes.
Why choose this oil?
- Frequent common colds and influenza
- Hoarse or scratchy throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Nasal congestion
- Slight dry cough
- Swollen tonsils
- Upper respiratory viral illness (chronic and acute)
- Swollen, sore or torn muscles
Asthma sufferers must be careful and try to avoid oxide 1-8-cineole as this can trigger an asthma attack. Always use Eucalyptus oil in a carrier oil like coconut, grapeseed, olive, macadamia, sweet almond, jojoba etc.
A golden rule for all Essential oils are “less is better”, as this might cause you to sensitize the skin.
- Use 2-3 drops in 1 teaspoon of petroleum jelly or aqueous cream to rub on the chest for easier breathing and loosening phlegm.
- Use 2-3 drops in a diffuser to help you focus better.
- For sore orstrained muscles, rub a teaspoon of coconut oil on the affected area and add 2 drops of Eucalyptus oil to the palm of your hands. Rub your hands vigorously to heat up the oil and to release the top notes, breath deeply in order to take advantage of the lovely aroma. Then apply the heated oil to the affected area on the body while massaging.
- Massage Mix: 8 drops Eucalyptus oil, 8 drops Peppermint oil, 8 drops Lavender oil, 14ml (1/2 oz) Grapeseed carrier oil, 44ml (1,5 oz) sweet Almond carrier oil.
- Mix in an amber bottle and use as needed.