Eucalyptus is one of Australia’s best known native plants, but luckily for us it also grows well in other temperate regions of the world. The fragrant oil coaxed from the leaves of this beautiful organically-produced specimen, grown in Portugal is best known for its respiratory effects. Eucalyptus oil is wonderful for chest congestion, Sinus congestion, and it can also ease muscle and joint aches and pains.
Eucalyptus globulus stimulates circulation, increasing the flow of blood to affected areas. Eucalyptus can be mentally stimulating and may help increase concentration.
As far as blending goes, Eucalyptus is going to dominate any blend it’s used in, so it should be blended with essentials that contribute to the effect you want to achieve. Frankincense compliments its respiratory effects. Bergamot, blended with Eucalyptus, can reduce the discomfort of cold sores, herpes outbreaks, and shingles. The combination is reputed to be effective against that specific virus. (But look up Ravintsara; in my experience and based on the feedback we receive, Ravintsara in a base of Calophyllum is THE specific for shingles!)
WARNING: Do not use with infants and small children. **For other possible oils to avoid, please see our Contraindications page.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 2 to 3 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.
5ml, 15 ml, 2 oz bulk, 4 oz bulk, 8 oz bulk, 16 oz bulk, 32 oz bulk