Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata oil)
Eucalyptus Essential Oil has long been used in homes in Australia. In Spain, the timber of Eucalyptus was used in construction. Eucalyptus is commonly known as “narrow-leaved Peppermint”. The young trees have oval bluish-green leaves while the mature trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a smooth, pale grey bark. Eucalyptus Essential Oil has been used on all sorts of skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. It has also been used to combat the effects of colds and flu. There is also a history of Eucalyptus essential oil being applied to sore muscles and joints, and with its high content of Cineol, or Eucalyptol, has been popular in products which relieve colds and congestion. Eucalyptus Oil should not be used during pregnancy, if you have high blood pressure, or epilepsy.