Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Published 28th Jul 2022

Uses And Benefits Of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

The incredible healing properties of the native Australian Eucalyptus plant was first recognised by the Indigenous Australians where it was used as a natural medicine to treat pains, colds, sinus congestion and fevers. Since then, many have become familiar with the versatile benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil; no wonder why Eucalyptus Oil is known to be one of the most popular essential oils.

What Is Eucalyptus Essential Oil?

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a highly concentrated hydrophobic (unable to mix with water) liquid that is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree. Whilst there are hundreds of Eucalyptus plant species, many do share the same refreshingly sweet, crisp, and clean aroma.


Benefits Of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Due to its unique chemical profile, there are a variety of Eucalyptus Essential Oil benefits that can assist in all aspects of life, from health and wellbeing to skincare, haircare and cleaning.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Cleaning

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Cleaning

  • Because of its ability to remove grease and grime, there are many Eucalyptus Essential Oil uses that can assist in cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, appliances, garages, floors and living spaces.
  • Eucalyptus Oil can also be added to soaps and laundry detergents to enhance existing benefits.
  • When combined with water, Witch Hazel Extract and other essential oils such as Lemongrass or Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Oil makes a great air freshener.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Colds & Flus

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Colds and Flus

  • Amongst other constituents, Eucalyptus Essential Oil contains 1,8-cineole, a compound known to safely fight viruses and respiratory related illnesses.
  • In addition, Eucalyptus Oil naturally carries antiviral and antimicrobial properties which further assists with fighting viruses and infections.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Coughs

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Coughs

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil contains a key compound called eucalyptol or cineole, which works to suppress coughs, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and ease muscle tension. If fact, this ingredient can be found in many over-the-counter vapor chest rubs.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Hair

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Hair

  • The anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic properties in Eucalyptus Essential Oil are known to reduce inflammation on the scalp which can in turn, ease dandruff and stimulate hair growth.
  • It has also been said that the benefits of Eucalyptus Oil are known to treat head lice. In fact, in a 2018 study it was found that essential oils were more than twice as effective in curing head lice.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Skin

Eucalyptus Essential Oil For Skin

  • When diluted and applied topically there are many Eucalyptus Essential Oil benefits that can treat wounds, prevent infection, ease inflammation, and promote healing.

How To Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil?

The Eucalyptus Essential Oil benefits that you are hoping to achieve will determine how you use Eucalyptus Oil. Below we have listed some popular Eucalyptus Essential Oil uses:

Diffusing Eucalyptus Essential Oil

How To Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil in a Diffuser

Add a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil into your aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer (we recommend 4 - 8 drops however, this will depend on the size of the water tank in the diffuser). This is best for treating:

  • Colds & Flu’s
  • Coughs
  • Viruses & Infections
  • Purifying the air & environment

Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil in Aromatherapy

Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil in Aromatherapy

Add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil to a warm bath. This is best for:

  • Easing muscle tightness & soreness
  • Create a calm, soothing and decongesting atmosphere

Inhaling Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Inhaling Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil to a steam vapor (if you do not own a steam vapor you can use a bowl of steaming water) and inhale without burning yourself. This is best for treating:

  • Colds & Flu’s
  • Coughs
  • Viruses & Infections

Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil Topically (On The Skin)

Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil Topically (On The Skin)

Dilute your Eucalyptus Essential Oil in a carrier oil of choice and apply to the affected area. This is best for:

  • Easing muscle tightness & soreness
  • Treating wounds, cuts & abrasions

Below we have a dilution guide to follow!

How to dilute essential oils. Essential oils dilution guide.

Where To Buy Eucalyptus Essential Oil

You can buy Eucalyptus Essential Oil online or alternatively; Eucalyptus Oil is generally available to purchase at various health and wellbeing stores. However, it is important to know the quality and purity of essential oils will vary according to where they are purchased. That is why we recommend finding a reputable supplier who you can trust.

Here at AWO we have a range of Eucalyptus Essential Oils available to purchase online. Click below to view the collection.

The benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Uses of Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

What Customers Are Saying About Eucalyptus Essential Oil

“So happy with my new purchase of Eucalyptus Oil from Australian Wholesale Oils. Gorgeous bright oil for diffusing to keep the house smelling clean and fresh, many have commented on the amazing scent! Very happy and will be purchasing more from this range”
Julie (Verified Customer)

“Recently purchased the Eucalyptus Citriodora as I love the scent of Lemon Gums. Using it in a diffuser overnight which is really helping with congestion and general breathing issues from asthma. Really loving it”
Emma (Verified Customer)


Eucalyptus Essential Oil Safety

Whilst essential oils are natural, they are incredibly powerful and can be potentially harmful when used incorrectly. For this reason, we recommend the following:

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil is not to be taken internally. Essential Oils are extremely potent and can cause serious harm if used incorrectly. For this reason, ingesting essential oils is not recommended for the general public.
  • Eucalyptus Oil must be kept out of reach of children and pets, ensuring that they are stored in a dark, cool place where they are not exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Avoid using Eucalyptus Essential Oil during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
  • To avoid possible skin sensitivity, dilute prior to topical application. We recommend a 2 – 4% dilution for skin application and a 1% dilution for facial application.

Resources

Greive, K & Barnes, T. (2018), The Efficacy of Australian Essential Oils For The Treatment Of Head Lice Infestation In Children: A Randomised Controlled Trial, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 99 – 105.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness.

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