In aromatherapy it is use for its anti depressant effect and is often used to reduce anxiety and pain in post-operative patients as shown in this study. Eucalyptus – Smithii contains 1,8-Cineole and regular inhalation may reduce pain and inflammatory responses. It is so versatile with so many benefits and that why we love Eucalyptus oil.


Many ‘over-the-counter’ cough medications contain Eucalyptus oil as an active ingredient to help relieve the cough symptoms from colds and flu. It acts as a wonderful decongestant when inhaled with steam as it reacts with the mucous membranes reducing mucus and also loosening it to be coughed up.

The Australian Aborigines Love Eucalyptus Too

We all know that the koala bear live in and eat from these trees as it is indigenous to Australia. The Australian aborigines traditionally use eucalyptus leaves to treat wounds and prevent infection.

Studies are being done with Eucalyptus oil to establish its effect on blood sugar levels. Thus far it is believed to reduce blood sugar levels being highly beneficial for diabetics. More studies are needed and we will keep an eye on this progress.

Cold sores can be very painful and uncomfortable. Eucalyptus can be used to soothe symptoms of herpes/cold sores. It can be applied to reduce pain and speed up the healing process significantly.

Eucalyptus is a great breath refresher as its antibacterial properties fight the germs that cause bad breath, tooth and gum decay.

Many products contain Eucalyptus oil for its different qualities. Another popular use is for rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis as it relieves pain and reduces inflammation.

Eucalyptus – Smithii should always be diluted when used. Follow this safety guide for all essential oils.

In summary Eucalyptus oil is generally used for:

  • anti-viral
  • antiseptic
  • aching muscles
  • balances extreme moods
  • soothes sore muscles
  • sprains
  • respiratory ailments
  • headaches
  • fevers
  • diarrhea
  • eczema
  • rheumatism
  • coughs
  • colds
  • sinusitis
  • fever
  • neuralgia
  • mental exhaustion
  • fatigue
  • insect stings and bites
  • soothes cold sores
  • control blood sugar

It is a general stimulant and tonic and wonderfully refreshing when used with a diffuser.

Our popular Defensor™ blend contains Eucalyptus oil.

Read about Eucalyptus Essential Oil Numerology

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