Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
Distillation method: Steam distilled
Suggested aromatherapy uses: Eucalyptus is also an excellent diffuser oil to make homes smell cleaner. Although critics describe the aroma as medicinal that may be simply because of the association with cough treatments.Eucalyptus essential oil is said to have an expansive effect that can be both calming and invigorating.
Suggested uses: Eucalyptus essential oil is fantastic on skin ailments (Burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice and skin infections), as well as to combat the effects of colds and the flu. There is also a history of Eucalyptus essential oil being applied to sore muscles and joints.
Fragrance: Eucalyptus has a very herbaceous scent. It also has soft wood undertones.
Usage warnings: Eucalyptus should be used in dilution, and avoided during pregnancy.