Eucalyptus essential oil is most commonly obtained from the Blue Gum Eucalyptus tree, though hundreds of species exist. The broad leaves, which grow in opposite pairs on square stems, yield the essential oil (eucalyptus globulus) which is steam distilled for extraction. The tree is a towering, aromatic evergreen native to Australia where its essential oil has been utilized for centuries in far-ranging traditions.
Plant Part Used
Leaves and twigs
Strong. Bright, crisp and full-bodied.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Benefits
Refreshing, energizing and clarifying. Cooling and stimulating. Helps with concentration and mental focus.
Blends Well With
Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
History of Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is one of the most functional and versatile essential oils in the world, celebrated by Australia’s Aborigines. The Aborigines inherently recognized the leaves’ properties and used them to soothe the skin. Its nurturing energy is believed to be important to those who are in need of purification from emotional stress.
Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Feeling the Monday blues? Inhale for alertness, focus and a surge of natural energy!
Spa Steam Room
Shake a few drops into your shower for the classic purifying, respiration-promoting, skin-supporting steam room experience!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!