Eucalyptus essential oil is obtained from fresh leaves and twigs of the tall evergreen eucalyptus or blue gum tree tree (it can grow to 300 ft.) An interested fact: eucalyptus trees give off a fine mist of their oils which causes a blue haze. It can be seen at quite a distance from the forests in Australia and is beautiful!Eucalyptus oil has many uses in natural cleaning. It has a wonderful fresh and clean fragrance. The disinfectant and antiseptic properties of Eucalyptus Oil makes it a great natural cleaner with so many uses. Eucalyptus oil can be used in the kitchen, bathroom and is perfect for cleaning hard surface floors. It also works well on clearing smokey odors from rooms.
Aroma: fresh, earthy
Blends with: bergamot, lemon, lavender
Properties: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, decongestant, deodorant, stimulant
Uses: sinusitis, congestion, bronchitis, arthritis, cough, fever, poor circulation, flu, respiratory support, sore muscles
Methods of Use: in carrier oil (chest or muscle rub), diffuser, steam inhalation, burner, tea
Cautions: possible skin sensitivity, avoid use with high blood pressure or epilepsy; do not use near open flame, fire or sparks.