Essential Oils - Eucalyptus
Type - Antifungal, antiseptic and clearing
Note - Middle/Top
Blends well with - all mints, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, geranium, lavender, cedarwood, sandalwood, melissa and lemon
Aroma - minty, pine scent with a touch of honey
Plant properties - stimulating, antiseptic, antibacterial.
Uses - a flexible oil with a broad range of uses, excellent in a steam bath for colds and flu; a few drops added to some coconut oils gives your hair a pick-me-up and aids dandruff and itchy scalp; soak a cloth in eucalyptus infused water and wash with smelly items such as sports shoes or a dog bed; put a few drops in your vacuum to freshen the air naturally as you clean.
Aromatic effect on the mind - The emotional well-being is promoted due to the earthy fresh aroma.
Spiritual influence - bringing relationships, to our self, others and our work into the light provides a spiritual transformation. It encourages looking at patterns that may hold us back, or help identify the ones that come forward when around our family or if our buttons are being pushed. We are able to bring about harmony and change to our relationships when we become aware of this.
Chakra - Solar plexus and heart
Chakra colours - Green
Benefits - supportive of the respiratory system, and aids tension in the head and neck, occasional aches and pains, and joint stiffness due to exercise.
- Oil specific - do not use if you have epilepsy, hypertension or are pregnant. Do not sue with homeopathics. May cause skin irritation.
- General - As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted or in the eyes or mucus membranes. Keep away from children. Do not take internally. Always perform a patch test to an insensitive part of the body (of essential oil diluted in an appropriate carrier oil) if using an essential oil for the first time.