The use of Eucalyptus Oil dates back to aboriginal tribes in Australia, who recognized the plethora of benefits the eucalyptus tree has to offer. Created from the fresh leaves and branches from the top of the plant, eucalyptus oil:
Has a woody, penetrating aroma that can be refreshing and energizing**
Emits an air of stimulating cleanliness**
Is popular for its soothing properties**
What is Eucalyptus?
Perhaps best known as the primary source of food for koalas, eucalyptus oil is created from the aerial leaves and branches of the eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus globulus). The history of use of eucalyptus oil dates back to aboriginal tribes in Australia, who understood and made great use of the properties of the plant. These tribes used eucalyptus leaves in teas & the oil topically, delivering onto themselves eucalyptus’ rich supply of tannins and flavonoids (antioxidants that are derived from plants).
This tradition of using eucalyptus quickly spread throughout many traditional health practices, from Chinese to Ayurvedic, Greek to European. The herb even found its way into 19th century English hospitals, where it was used primarily as a cleaning agent for medical devices and instruments. The plant’s popularity grows even today, as eucalyptus oil is found in many ointments. Typically in these products, the ingredient is listed as 1,8-cineole or eucalyptol, which is the key component responsible for the wellness benefits of the plant.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
As an essential oil, eucalyptus offers stimulating mental and physical benefits. Its strong aroma is exhilarating, adding a refreshing atmosphere of cleanliness to any room. It scent can help revitalize your outlook on life, encouraging positive moods and mental clarity. When inhaled as a vapor, its soothing properties shine. When combined with a carrier oil and used topically, eucalyptus oil is also helpful in promoting skin health.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement eucalyptus oil’s clean fragrance include: cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, and thyme oils.
Piping Rock's pure Eucalyptus Oil is available in liquid form in 1/2 oz., 2 oz. & 16 oz. bottles.
Eucalyptus Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of boiling water or a hot bath to fill a room with its powerful scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Eucalyptus Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.