When you think of Eucalyptus, you may be thinking of Australia and its iconic animal, the Koala, known to nibble on the leaves of this tree all day. Yet it would be a shame to reduce Eucalyptus to this image as its virtues and benefits from its everyday uses can help you stay healthy!
Eucalyptus and its use in Aromatherapy
Native to Australia, Eucalyptus is a tree that can now be found in many parts of the world, especially in Asia and in the Mediterranean basin. There re thought to be more than 600 different subspecies! Research on Eucalyptus Essential Oil began in the first half of the 20th century, and its benefits are now recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization).
In Aromatherapy, it is the leaves of the tree that are distilled to obtain the Essential Oil, whose name and use change according to the type of tree used.
Discover the 3 different types of Eucalyptus Essential Oils and their benefits
In Aromatherapy, we mainly find three types of Eucalyptus Essential Oils that can help us heal and stay healthy: Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus lemon. To enjoy the benefits of these natural remedies, always choose a 100% pure essential oil, like those offered in the Essencia product line.
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus Radiata tree. Its is traditionally used to help soothe joint and muscle pain, headaches and colds and coughs. Thanks to its expectorant and decongestant benefits, this essential oil will bring you a real relief!
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus globulus tree. It is an important ally to fight against the common ailments of winter affecting the respiratory system (colds, sinusitis, bronchitis …). This essential oil helps to calm the cough and evacuate bronchial sputum.
Finally, the Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil, is distilled from the leaves of Eucalyptus citriodora citronnellalifera tree. It is used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious and anti-pain properties! This essential oil allows you to soothe muscle and joint pain (tendonitis, rheumatism …) and skin disorders (shingles, inflammation …).
Depending on the symptoms to be treated, these oils can be used in baths, compresses, diffusion, for massage or as ointments. To learn more about the use of these three Eucalyptus Essential Oils, check out our Essential Oils Guide!
DIY: Eucalyptus massage oil for muscle pain
You feel muscle pain and you would like to make it disappear?
Try this DIY massage oil recipe! 100% natural, simple to prepare and easy to use, it will help you to remove the pain effectively.
For this Eucalyptus massage oil, you will need:
- A clean bottle of 30 ml
- 5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Wintergreen Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- Fill the rest of the Arnica Care Oil bottle
Mix all the ingredients in the bottle, then apply 3 drops of this remedy on the painful area by massaging gently, 3 times a day.
Caution: Do not use this Eucalyptus massage oil if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, undergoing medical treatment or on a child.