Botanical name: eucalyptus radiata
Plant part: leaves and stem
Extraction method: steam distilled
Country of origin: Australia
Smells like: A deep, clear breath in the middle of the bush on a clear blue sky day.
Why you need it: Colds & Flu
When it comes to easing respiratory issues, colds and flu, decongestion, and healing infections, Eucalyptus Essential Oil really is the gold standard. So many proven uses, that even extend to alleviating headaches, fatigue and mental exhaustion. If you are looking for a way to snuff those sniffles out, then this oil is for you.
Renowned to be beneficial for:
- Colds and flu
- Congested nasal passages
- Antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic
- Mental exhaustion
- Soothing aches and pains
- Soothing tired muscles
- Purifying and cleansing
- Irritation and insect bites
Skin Care Benefits:
- Due to its soothing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, Eucalyptus Oil may help to soothe and calm inflamed skin.
- Because of its invigorating properties, it helps boost energy and mental clarity
Contraindications: Please consult your health care professional if you have any health conditions or are taking medication.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please don't ever ingest eucalyptus essential oil. Whilst koalas can happily metabolise the 1,8-cineole found in eucalypts oil, humans can not, and if ingested eucalyptus oil can cause significant damage to the liver, and in some cases, death.
Please don't ever leave eucalyptus oil in a location where babies or children can open the bottle. Eucalyptus, if swallowed, particularly by a small child, can be lethal.