Eucalyptus is another "must have" for all households.
This is "the spa smell" you experience at every pampering establishment. The clean, fresh yet invigorating scent. It opens your airway to breath deeper, clears your mind and makes you take that deep cleansing breath.
Young Living produces 3 varieties of eucalyptus oils - Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Blue, and Eucalyptus Radiata. Eucalyptus oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, also know as the gum tree. There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus, most of which are native to Australia and Tasmania. It is now grown in a variety of places around the world.
1. Eucalyptus Globulus
This oil comes from the leaves of the Tasmanian bluegum, an evergreen tree, one of the most widely cultivated trees native to Australia. They typically grow from 30–55 m (98–180 ft) tall.
This oil has an bold and rich fresh aroma and is used in many skin care products for its cleansing properties. The most recognizable smell.
This oil is one of the world’s most familiar essential oils and is widely known to help support the respiratory system. This oil is also effective as a support to aching muscles and joints from occasional overuse such a strenuous gym workout or with normal joint changes associated with the aging process. This oil can stimulate healthy circulation, bringing a feeling of warmth to the body. It can also be effective in stimulating mental focus. By itself it is strong for little children so use of other form of eucalyptus or heavily dilute.
Apply this oil topically to the chest area before or after a workout. Rub this oil on aching muscles and joints.
Diffuse this oil to help support the respiratory system.
Other fun uses:
Soak your dishcloths in warm water with a few drops of Eucalyptus Globulus to combat musty kitchen smells. Add a few drops to the bottom of your steam mop for a sinus and floor refresh. Fill a small bowl with warm water, add 5 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus, and mix well. Place a towel in the bowl, wring it out, and put it on your chest or back for a warm compress when dealing with respiratory issues.
2. Eucalyptus Blue
This oil is grown and distilled on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador. This essential oil is high in eucalyptol, which has a calming and invigorating scent when diffused. This oil promotes normal breathing and supports the respiratory and immune systems when applied topically and diffused.
This oil can be helpful to relieve head pressure from tension and also relieve sore muscles. This oil can increase the metabolism.
Although it contains 56% eucalyptol, because of its balanced chemical constituents, it is the only eucalyptus that has been found in the world today that does not cause an allergic reaction to people who are allergic to eucalyptol. That amazing!
Diffuse to support normal breathing and to help clear air passageways. Apply topically to relieve sore muscles. Place a drop in each wrist, bottoms of feet and on the back of the neck. This may be especially helpful during pollen season.
3. Eucalyptus Radiata
Eucalyptus Radiata is one of the key ingredients in the famous Thieves oil, but it also has a lot of great benefits and uses on its own. Sticking with the theme of self care, you can add Eucalyptus Radiata to a relaxing massage, or diffuse it for an afternoon pick-me-up. Along with helping support a healthy immune system, you can also apply it to your chest before a workout to feel energized and to support healthy respiratory function. With its crisp, refreshing aroma, you won't get many complaints no matter how you use this amazing oil.
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A mom of 3 and an expert in chiropractic care of babies and kids.