Eucalyptus

EUCALYPTUS
eucalyptus radiata

Based on folklore the Aborigines used eucalyptus to heal cuts and wounds by placing the leaves on them to kill any infection and speed healing. It has a cool, crisp aroma which makes it pleasant to inhale which is an ideal way for respiratory issues. It can also be used for energy, focus, an air freshener and everyday pain from inflammation.  This can also be used as a household disinfectant because of its antimicrobial properties.

Blends well with Chamomile, ginger, lavender, black pepper, peppermint and tea tree (melaleuca).

Uses:

Air freshener:  Diffuse with Peppermint.

Boost energy/focus:  Diffuse at home or work. Rub a drop on each temple, neck and/or wrist.

Household cleanser:  Put 10-15 drops in distilled water. Shake and spray on counters, shower, tub and toilet.  Can diffuse to stop the growth of mold and bacteria.

Inflammation:  Mix 3-4 drops with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to inflamed area.

Respiratory issues: Diffuse or apply 2-3 drops as a rub to chest. If you have sensitive skin, use with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.)

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Antibacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Antimicrobial
Antirheumatic
Antiseptic
Antiviral
Decongestant
Expectorant

Safety:

Dilute before using with children and do not apply near their face. If using topically, be sure to dilute if you have sensitive skin. Do not take internally.

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