Recommended Ways to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

There are some essential oils that I love to inhale; eucalyptus is one of them. Not only does it help me take a second and breathe, but it also makes me feel calm and steady. 

Eucalyptus oil comes from Australia, where the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people used various parts of the tree for tools, shields, musical instruments, and health purposes. The eucalyptus plant is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 50 feet in height. The leaves are thin, long, and green in color and the oil is extracted from the leaves.

Chemical Components 

The two main chemical components of Eucalyptus oil are Eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol. Eucalyptol is one of several prominent oxides found in a specific group of essential oils and eucalyptus oil contains a very high concentration of Eucalyptol. These oxides provide many powerful benefits, including powerful cleansing benefits and a produce a soothing, cooling vapor. When specific oxides are applied topically, they can also rejuvenate and invigorate the skin. 

Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil


Helps You Breathe Easy

Eucalyptus is one of the oils in doTERRA’s Breathe Respiratory Drops. And for good reason, its main chemical (eucalyptol) “has shown the ability to soothe inflamed lung tissue, reduce mucus production, and help manage a healthy inflammatory response in the lungs” (source).

To use: take one or two doTERRA Breathe Respiratory Drops a day to help protect your lungs and respiratory tract from feelings of irritation and discomfort. You can also relax in a lavender eucalyptus bath using this DIY bath salt.

Purifies Your Home

Since this oil contains strong purifying properties, you can keep your surfaces clean and fingerprint free with a DIY essential oil all-purpose spray (below). This spray is perfect for a quick clean around the house and smells great!  

To use: mix 10 drops each of eucalyptus, peppermint oil, and wild orange oil with 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1 3/4 cup water in a 16oz glass spray bottle. Then, simply shake the bottle and spray on needed surfaces. 

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Eases Muscle Tension

If you’re experiencing muscle strain, the chemical components found in Eucalyptus produce a soothing, cooling vapor, which makes it an ideal oil for massage use.

To use: combine a few drops with your favorite cream or lotion and massage on the affected area. 

Creates a Calming Environment

The aroma of eucalyptus can promote feelings of relaxation, as well as give you a bit of an energy boost. 

To use: place two drops eucalyptus directly onto the shower floor while you are showering. The steam from the water will create a natural diffuser, leaving you with a clear, invigorated feeling.

Oils that Blend Well with Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus blends well with thyme, rosemary, marjoram, lavender, and cedarwood essential oils for diffusion.

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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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