Native to Australia and Tasmania, the Eucalyptus tree is one of nature’s best environmental cleansers. Also known as the Blue Gum tree, the Eucalyptus has benefited humanity since ancient times and is best known for its incredibly aromatic, versatile, and refreshing essential oil.
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Tasmanian Eucalyptus (Globulus)
Native to Australia and Tasmania, the Eucalyptus tree is one of nature’s best environmental cleansers. Also known as the Blue Gum tree, Eucalyptus has benefited humanity since ancient times and is best known for its incredibly aromatic, versatile, and refreshing essential oil.
Eucalyptus oil is one of the few herbal medicines approved by the FDA for the treatment of the cold and flu and has been shown to be effective in alleviating sore throats and congestion of the chest when added in proper dosages to lozenges, cough syrups, and expectorants. Some popular brands that have maximized on the therapeutic benefits of Eucalyptus oil are Listerine and Vick’s Vapor Rub.
Some athletes utilize Eucalyptus oil, believing it helps alleviate soreness in the muscles after strenuous activity or when massaged onto the skin or added to bath. It is also added to insect repellent sprays, pet flea medication and roach deterrents.
Touch (feel): Thin and watery.
Aroma (scent): Strong, camphorous, woody, balsamic.
Visual ( look): Clear to pale yellow.
Topical: Add 3-5 drops of EO to 1 ounce of carrier oil such as coconut, grapeseed, or olive oil, mix well and apply to the skin or use as a generalized massage oil.
Diffuser: Add 3-5 drops of EO to the diffuser; may be safely combined with equal amounts of up to 2 different EO’s to enhance effectiveness. Blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Peppermint.
Highlighted Chemical Compounds:
Eucalyptol, a-pinene, b-pinene, a-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, limonene, terpinen-4-ol, aromadendrene.
Warnings and Precautions: May cause skin sensitivity. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Our oils are not for consumption. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Caution while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Eucalyptus Globulus Labill
100% Therapeutic Grade
In Ancient Times/Ancient Story: Eucalyptus oil was first distilled in Australia by John White and Dennis Cossiden in the year 1788 after it was noted that the area of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales would become enveloped in a blue aromatic haze exuded from the resin of the eucalyptus gum.
Due to its resilient and fast-growing nature, the Eucalyptus tree has gained international attention for being able to drain malarial swamp waters, in hot, humid countries converting it instead to usable land. By the 1860’s, Eucalyptus trees were growing in marshlands along the banks of many Mediterranean countries to help in the eradication of mosquito habitats. This was due to the tree’s deep, extensive root system and its outstanding ability to absorb water and purify the environment around it. As a result, this magnificent tree is attributed to have virtually eradicated malaria, which had plagued those regions of the world for thousands of years.
Ancient Usage: The leaves and oil of the Eucalyptus tree were used as an insect repellent during the Roman times and it is documented that they would scatter Eucalyptus leaves in and around their homes for this very reason. The scent being particularly repugnant to roaches. Eucalyptus oil was also used to sanitize urinary catheters in British hospitals in the 19th century.
The Aboriginal Indians in Australia chewed on its roots to stay hydrated while traveling through the country’s outback and crushed and applied the leaves as a poultice to skin blisters of the feet.
Ancient Beliefs:. Eucalyptus oil was sometimes brewed as an infusion, believed to treat fever, and alleviate the discomforts associated with what was then known as Intermittent Fever, later known as Malaria.