Eucalyptus oil is one of the most useful essences in aromatherapy. It is considered externally non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and non-irritating when used in dilution; however, the oil is not intended for internal use. In Australia the oil is used as a traditional remedy for respiratory ailments like asthma, croup, and bronchitis. Its general aromatherapy use leans toward assisting the immune system when used during epidemics of colds and flu, measles, and chickenpox. In tropical climates it has been used for feverish conditions such as malaria, cholera, and typhoid.
Where to Buy Eucalyptus Oil?
Eucalyptus essential oil should always be purchased from a trusted and well-known supplier of high-quality therapeutic-grade oils that offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Quality eucalyptus oil is hard to find… there is a lot of adulteration in the market. Be sure you are getting the real oil.
If you want a pure, undiluted, true, therapeutic-grade eucalyptus oil, we recommend trying this Eucalyptus Essential Oil. This supplier offers multiple sizes from large to small, as well as a wholesale pricing option.
Eucalyptus Oil: The Aromatic and Versatile Healer
Visitors who arrive in Australia usually want to get a glimpse of Sydney’s Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, the dry and almost endless outback, and the incredible red monolith of Ayers Rock. All those sites are important, but one of the most underrated attractions in the ‘land down under’ is the aromatic and versatile healer called the eucalyptus tree. The eucalyptus tree has dotted the Australian landscape for millions of years. The history of eucalyptus oil and its ability to heal is well known all over the world.
The aborigines learned how to use the healing oil of this tree thousands of years ago. They cover severe wounds with the oil, and they use the wood to build shelters. They inhale eucalyptus vapor to clear congestion, and they massage the oil into the skin to ease pain after an intense hunt. They even use it to repel mosquitoes and control outbreaks of malaria.
The main chemical compound in eucalyptus oil is cineole, which is also called eucalyptol. Cineole as well as linalool, limonene and the other chemical compounds in the oil give it a minty aroma as well as antiseptic, analgesic, stimulant, antibiotic, antispasmodic, cardiac, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, emmenagogue, insecticide, stomachic, vermifuge and tonic properties.
The uses for eucalyptus oil in clinical aromatherapy seem to increase every year as new information is released from clinical studies on eucalyptus oil. The anti-tumor properties are being explored, and the carminative properties are being expanded in chemotherapy sessions. No one seems to question the aphrodisiac abilities of eucalyptus, especially when they are surrounded by aromatic branches and dipped in a hot eucalyptus oil bath.
The elders talk about eucalyptus oil in mythology. They start by saying that it was one of the first species of trees in Australia. That tale is based on fact not fiction. These trees have the unique ability to adapt to forest fires. When the flames die out, the chemicals in the tree oil are triggered by the heat, which causes new buds to shoot out from the burned trees. The hot fire wind carries the seeds to fertile soil where new trees begin to sprout. Old tales about termites building homes in the burnt-out tree stumps and turning them into pulp are also true.
More than 80% of Northern Australian eucalyptus trees are being hollowed out by termites. The hollows left by the termites make great nests for several bird species, and half of the mammals in Northern Australia. The base of these trees get nutrients from the bird and mammal droppings, so there is a constant chain of natural events that keeps the oil in the trees flowing.
New uses for eucalyptus oil are being discovered all the time, and the perfume, chest rubs, throat lozenges, and cold medications, along with other spa uses of eucalyptus oil make it one of the most valuable essential oils in the industry.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is a tall evergreen tree that grows up to 300 feet high with long narrow leaves and white flowers. The oil is steam distilled from fresh or partially dried leaves and twigs to obtain the pure essence that is characterized as strong and camphoraceous with a woody undertone. It is indigenous to Australia and has been cultivated in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Russia, China, and the US. It is easy to get types of eucalyptus confused, and the oil should be correctly labeled with its Latin binomial because there are over 700 different species of eucalyptus and at least 500 of them produce some kind of essential oil… but they are not all the same therapeutically, most being used for industrial or perfumery purposes.
Note: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to assess, diagnose, or prescribe for any medical condition. Always seek the counsel of a qualified holistic health care practitioner for concerns.