Weekly essential oil highlight…Eucalyptus

I would fill every room in my home with this uplifting beautiful aroma to clear the chest and mind. I love its expansive nature.  With the change of season colds are already upon us and this is my go to oil.There are hundreds of different types of eucalyptus. The two that I mainly use in practice are Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Radiata.

The Globulus variety is strongly antimicrobial. It is a respiratory tonic helping with the onset of infections. A great sickroom vaporiser. Not only does it deal with infections but is strongly antiseptic helping to heal infected and ulcerated wounds as well as an insect repellant. Wonderful for those who suffer with poor circulation and loss of mobility and stiffness especially worse in the cold and damp. Colds, coughs and throat infections, this is the oil for you. Pungent and spicy with a sweet woody undertone.

Radiata is gentler with a less pungent aroma but more antiviral so particularly useful for flu. It better suits those with more sensitive issues and wonderful for children and the elderly and frailer constitutions.  A gentle stimulant for lethargy and fatigue. This is the oil for those that suffer from sinusitis. Fresh, lemony and an absolute delight to use. This is my favourite Eucalypt.

My favourite blends are Eucalyptus, black pepper and peppermint. An absolute wake up blend and perfect for post sports. Strictly morning use only! Add rosemary to eucalyptus for any joint issues applying directly to the area. Eucalyptus is fantastic used for inhalation. If you are using for asthmatics or children then radiata is the better choice. It has lower levels of a chemical compound called 1.8. cineole. Globulus can be too overpowering with some individuals.

With regards to safety,  it may antidote some homeopathic remedies so please seek advice and as I always state for home use and dilutions please contact me if you are unsure.