Botanical name: Eucalyptus polybractea Source: Australia
Blue Mallee Eucalyptus has a warm and clearing aroma, reminiscent of a soothing day spa. The familiar camphorous scent of eucalyptus is medicinal and clearing to the mind. Well-known for its healing effects on the respiratory system eucalyptus is an antiseptic, expectorant and helps reduce fever. Classically used for the treatment of colds, influenza, throat infections and bronchitis. A powerful disinfector, eucalyptus may be used in a diffuser to purify the air and prevent the spread of airborne pathogens. Eucalyptus can also used to treat muscular aches and pains.
Key benefits: - Antiseptic properties - Can help treat respiratory issues - May help with muscle aches and pains - Insect repellent
Massage: In a blend, Eucalyptus should be no more than 20% of the essential oil content, e.g in 10 drops of essential oil only 2 drops should be eucalyptus
Bath: Add 2 to 3 drops, in a dispersant such as oil, to the bath.
Hand or foot bath: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For inflammation consider using cold/room temperature water. For aches and tight muscles use warm/hot water
Steam treatment (face and respiratory system): Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Use caution due to risk of burns or scalding.
Compress: To a bowl of water add 2 drops of essential oil. For treating inflammation or to cool down use cold to room temperature water, for aching tight muscles use warm to hot water. Soak a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area, repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up.
Cleaning: - Add 8 drops to the washing machine before commencing cycle. - 1 to 2 drops neat on a cleaning cloth for surface spot cleaning. - Add 10 drops in 500ml/16.9fl.oz of water in a spray bottle for a surface disinfectant.