Essential Oil Spotlight - 18 Ways Eucalyptus Can Help You!


Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is a leaf oil, that is steam distilled, with a top note. Eucalyptus has a fresh, clean, medicinal and slightly woody scent. It truly reminds me of the days of old when my parents would use Vick's vapo rub on us as children if we were sick with a cold.

There are many different botanical names of Eucalyptus. It is important to understand and know which one you are buying.

One of the main constituents in Eucalyptus globulus is 1,8 cineole. Also knows as Eucalyptol. This constituent can be up to 81% or higher in your essential oil. It is very important to obtain a GC/MS report with your oil so you know how high that is. Due to the amount of 1,8 cineole in this oil, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6. Or around asthmatics as it can cause breathing issues in some.

In lesser amounts, 1, 8 Cineole can also be found in camphor, bay laurel, tea tree, sweet basil, rosemary, sage, and cannabis sativa plants.

Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia but cultivated all over the world. According to the University of Michigan, "The main ingredient of eucalyptus oil, cineole, may help speed the healing of acute sinusitis."

According to pubmed.com, in an article dated April 2010, Immune-modifying and antimicrobial effects of Eucalyptus oil and simple inhalation devices, "Eucalyptus oil (EO) and its major component, 1,8-cineole, have antimicrobial effects against many bacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), viruses, and fungi (including Candida)."

In a study published on Hindawi.com dated April 2, 2010, Effect of Eucalyptus Oil Inhalation on Pain and Inflammatory Responses after Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Clinical Trial, "Eucalyptus oil has been used to treat influenza infection, owing to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Moreover, 1,8-cineole was found to reduce cytokines that cause inflammation...., and to significantly reduce edema and CRP at sites of inflammation throughout the entire body."

As you can see, it's great for reducing bacteria, helping with pain, but there are so many more benefits.

Benefits:

  • Purifying

  • Used in healing rites, exorcism and banishing negative energies

  • Promotes optimism

  • Uplifting

  • Clears the mind and aids concentration,

  • Soothes exhaustion

  • Seasonal threats

  • Respiratory system support

  • Localized discomfort relief

  • Soreness

  • Tenderness

  • Immune system support

  • Circulatory system support

  • Skin penetration enhancer (when mixed with another substance it helps all substances penetrate the skin)

  • Skin support

Paired Crystals:

If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, black tourmaline, blue agate, chrysocolla, kambaba jasper, lapis lazuli, and sodalite are all excellent choices. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.

Blends well with:

Bay Laurel, Basil, Bergamot, Cedar, Frankincense, Ginger, Sweet Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary

Uses:

Diffuse, massage, bath, topical

Precautions:

Due to the amount of 1,8 cineole in this oil, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6. Or around asthmatics as it can cause breathing issues in some. (1)

Please dilute accordingly. ​In 1 ounce of carrier oil:

  • 0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old (2-3 drops)

  • 1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)

  • 2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)

  • 3% - acute pain (18-24 drops)

If you would like to buy an essential oil blend, a crystal healing bracelet or necklace, visit our website. If you have any questions, please send me an email at melissa@sweetwillowspirit.com. Also, Barefut sells this oil, you can find it HERE.

LOVE AND LIGHT!

Melissa

This information is not meant to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since the actual use of this product by others is beyond our control, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. Use at your own discretion. Any application of the recommendations is at the user’s risk. Sweet Willow Spirit, LLC disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of this information and assumes no responsibility for any actions taken. This should not be used in place of traditional therapies but solely as a complementary means for bringing well-being. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of any oil or healing modality.

(1) Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014. Print

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