Eucalyptus has an invigorating aroma that helps open up your breathing, brings on some extra energy, and also is very soothing to sore muscles. Eucalyptus is generally not recommended for children under 6, however if you’re going to use eucalyptus around kids, Eucalyptus Radiata is the most gentle one to use around them.
Here are a few of our favorite uses for Eucalyptus:
- Shower Melt-Away: mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of water and 20 drops of Eucalyptus oil. Add to the floor of your shower (not directly where the water lands) to allow the puck to slowly melt and steam up the oil.
- If you are running short on time a couple drops of Eucalyptus R. on a damp washrag hung over the shower head works great to diffuse in the shower too.
- Add 3 drops each eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemon to the diffuser for a bright boost of energy
- Add 3 drops each eucyalyptus, peppermint, and lavender to a 10ml roller bottle filled with carrier oil to use on sore muscles – or massage in a lotion on sore muscles.
- Massage the blend above to your muscles prior to working out to reduce post-workout soreness
- Diffuse 2 drops each peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, and lemon for happy breathing
- “Breathe Easy” diffuser blend: 2 drops each lemongrass, lavender, and eucalyptus
- Mattress Spray: 3 drops each eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, tea tree, and peppermint into a 2 oz spray bottle filled 1/2 with witchazel and 1/2 with distilled water.This is perfect to use when traveling, especially in hotels!
- “Spicy & Fresh Diffuser Blend” 1 drop lemongrass, 2 drops eucalyptus, 1 drop cinnamon
- Beat muscle soreness with a 15ml roller bottle of 9 drops peppermint, 5 drops clove, 9 drops eucalyptus, 6 drops ginger, and fill the rest with a carrier oil.
- Defeat stiffness with a 10ml roller blend of 5 drops peppermint, 4 drops eucalyptus, 3 drops german chamomile, filled the rest of the way with a carrier oil.
What is the difference between the different types of eucalyptus?
Figuring out which eucalyptus essential oil to choose doesn’t have to be a major chore.
4 of the most popular eucalyptus essential oil varieties include: Citriodora, Globulus, Blue, and Radiata. While they all help support healthy breathing, they each have subtle differences that may be more appropriate to use at different times.
Eucalyptus Citriodora is often also referred to as “Lemon Eucalyptus.” It has a sweeter aroma that almost resembles a citrusy lemon scent. It is a calming smell that can also help resolve anger.
Eucalyptus Globulus is what most people think of when they think of eucalyptus essential oil. It holds a much more pungent aroma, and is also excellent for soothing sore muscles after a hard workout in addition to helping support healthy respiration.
Eucalyptus Blue inspires a.sense of peacefulness, and may also increase metabolism. Its great to help support your overall immune functioning too.
Eucalyptus Radiata is a bit more gentle than the rest, which makes it more ideal for using around kids. It has a more cooling, refreshing, and energizing aroma to it, which makes Euc. R. an excellent oil to wake up to in the mornings.
What do you use Eucalyptus for? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find quality eucalyptus oil
We order our oils fromYoung Living because of their true farm to table approach that is difficult to find without growing the trees and distilling the oils yourself. Since DIY isn’t realistic when it comes to making essential oils, we love Young Living’s dedication to sustainable farming without pesticides and thorough quality control methods.
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