According to traditional Chinese
medicine, eucalyptus is an exceptional
remedy for clearing lung-phlegm and
wind-heat. It is used to enhance
breathing, making it beneficial during
the onset of flu or fever, sore throat,
the common cold, sinusitis, and
bronchitis. It is also commonly used to
help with asthma and bronchitis.
Eucalyptus Immune System Boost
2 drops eucalyptus globulus
2 drops lavender
1/2 cup sea salt
Blend thoroughly before using. A
good use for this blend is in the bath
where you could have a good hot
soak for about 15 to 20 minutes.
A very cleansing plant,
eucalyptus is considered to be an
herb of purification.
Tip: Want to purify the air you
breathe? Eucalyptus oil purifies
your environment. In a diffuser,
it will kill germs in the air and
reduce the number of airborne
The original oil introduced to
Europe was extracted from
eucalyptus peperita and soon
became known as Sydney
peppermint. During World War I,
eucalyptus oil was in huge demand
as it was used to help control a
meningitis outbreak, and in 1919 it
was used to help control influenza.
Eucalyptus has a
predominately stimulating effect
on the nervous system and
therefore should assist those
suffering from depression,
stress, and lethargy.
Tip: If you are strained, tense, or
frazzled, try creating an aroma
mist spray with balancing oils.
Add fifteen to twenty drops of
eucalyptus, geranium, or
bergamot to one ounce of distilled
water in a dark glass spray bottle.
Mist yourself when feeling
stressed. This should help
eucalyptus is used to relieve
muscular aches and pains.
Today, eucalyptus oil continues to
be a familiar ingredient in chest
rubs, general antiseptics,
decongestants, and cough
remedies. It is also commonly
found in muscle and joint
ointments, as the oil is particularly
effective in treating aches and
pains of a “cold” nature, such as
Various modes of
topical, such as massage,
compress, bath, and skin
care, as well as direct
inhalation, diffusers, and