Eucalyptus - (Eucalyptus globulus)
The Eucalyptus tree has more than 600 species, all originating from Australia.
Of these Eucalyptus globulus is used for therapy while Eucalyptus citriodora is cmmonly used in perfumery.
The first works on the antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties of the oil, which were published in Germany by Dr. Cloez (1870) Faust and Homeyer (1874).
The essential oil:
The twigs and leaves of the mature trees are distilled for oil. The oil has a very fluid consistency, and it is pale clear yellow.
Its aroma is fresh, balsamic and agreeable. The principal constituents are eucalyptol (70 - 80%), aldehydes, ketones, terpenes.
Anticatarrhale, expectorant and mucolytic.
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial and antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Refreshing
Respiratory (asthmatic bronchitis, influenza, nasopharyngitis, laryngitis). Calms coughs and thins bronchial sputum.
dermatitis, bacterial dermatitis Candida.
Diffusion air disinfection (10 minutes / hour).
Massage on the chest, back, solar plexus and neck (10 to 20 drops)
10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a bowl of hot water (3 to 7 minutes twice a day)
Pine, rosemary, thyme, lavender, clove
5 drops Eucalyptus EO + 5 drops Lavender EO + 3 drop Chamomile EO. Massaged into the chest, atmospheric diffusion or inhalation.
5 drops Eucalyptus EO + 3 drops Frankincense EO (relieves breathing problems).
Not recommended for pregnant and lactating women and children under 3 years.
Keep out of reach of children. Some oils are prohibited to pregnant women and children. Keep away from flame.