Essential Oil – Eucalyptus
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Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Latin Name Eucalyptus Globulus
Clear, sharp and piercing.
An Australian gum tree, it reaches an imposing height of something like three hundred feet. They help to drain land and produce a healthy climate.
The Australian Aborigines used to bind the leaves around serious wounds. It was introduced to Europe around 1788.
Has a cooling effect upon the emotions. Also clears the head and aids concentration.
Use for influenza, throat infections, coughs, catarrh, sinusitis, asthma, colds, hay fever, infectious illness, lower temperatures, cooling and deodorizing, migraine, scarlet fever, dysentery, typhoid, diphtheria, malaria, cystitis, diarrhoea, diabetes. Blend with Lemon and Juniper to help rheumatism. Said to be an antidote for insect bites.
Effect on skin
Good for burns, prevents bacterial growth, aids formation of new tissue, cuts, wounds, ulcers, inflammation, congested skin.
Bergamot, Citronella, Ginger, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Scots Pine, Spearmint.
Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.