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Plant Therapy’s Top 5 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Dives

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is an incredibly useful and therapeutic oil. Like many of the essential oils that Plant Therapy, there is more than one variety to choose from.

The only KidSafe Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Dives, is the best choice if you have small children. This variety of Eucalyptus comes from Australia and has a strong herbaceous, woody, minty aroma that is both stimulating and can be uplifting.

1. Maintain healthy respiration

Plant Therapy's Top 5 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Dives

Eucalyptus Dives contains 40-55% of the chemical constituent piperitone and is a safe alternative to the cineole-rich Eucalyptus Globulus or Radiata. It is jam-packed with therapeutic properties and is the perfect KidSafe choice to help stop sniffles, break up phlegm, clear up congestion, ward of seasonal threats, and shorten seasonal illnesses. This essential oil is great for helping my sick ones get better faster, helping my healthy ones stay healthy, and offering respiratory support to help them breathe with ease!

Place 1 drop of Eucalyptus Dives in a large bowl of water that is just too hot for skin contact (not boiling) and inhaler for 5 minutes. Please keep in mind that this specific method is not safe for small children. Alternatively, mix at a 5% dilution in a carrier oil or balm and use as a chest rub to help promote clear breathing and break up congestion.

You can make an amazing DIY Vapor Rub that helps kids and adults alike breath easier.

2. Help alleviate sore muscle symptoms

Plant Therapy's Top 5 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Dives

The refreshing properties of Eucalyptus Dives can help treat tired feet in a relaxing foot bath.

After a long day, add a few drops of Eucalyptus Dives to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and mix well. Then, add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt dissolved in warm water; soak your feet and enjoy the refreshing, rejuvenating foot bath that your feet deserve.

Check out even more info about how Eucalyptus can help keep your joints working smoothly.

3. Provide a mental boost

Plant Therapy's Top 5 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Dives

The stimulating aroma can help give you a mental boost when you are lacking the pep you need. The uplifting scent can help revitalize the senses and freshen up the space you are in.

If you need a boost, try diffusing this blend crafted by one of Plant Therapy’s aromatherapists:

4. Freshen up a stale room

Plant Therapy's Top 5 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Dives

Diffuse Eucalyptus Dives in your favorite aromatherapy diffuser to help keep your room free of funky smells.

5. Add to household cleaners to help boost their effectiveness

Plant Therapy's Top 5 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Dives

It is also another favorite essential oil to use in household cleaners to give an extra boost to your cleaning regimen. And it leaves your house smelling wonderfully fresh!

Get 15% off Eucalyptus Dives today with promo code SPOTLIGHT29!

For even more awesome info on how you can use Eucalyptus Dives, check out our Oil of the Month blog post all about it! And be sure to join our Safe Essential Oil Recipes Facebook group and see how tons of other oil enthusiasts are using this powerhouse oil.

78 thoughts on “Plant Therapy’s Top 5 Ways to Use Eucalyptus Dives”

  1. I’m currently diffusing Eucalyptus and Lemon because our house was feeling a little stuffy and stale. It smells so much better now. Definitely going to add some Lemon Myrtle and Rosemary to my shopping cart next time I place an order. The foot bath idea sounds amazing too! Going to have to try that after my next hard work out, or long hike here in Guam!

  2. I’ve been using this oil in my diffuser bedside and my restless leg syndrome symptoms are SO much better. I’m no longer waking up through the night anymore.

  3. I definitely will be getting this to try and de-funk my sons room!! He plays sports and his room just has “that smell” and I’ve tried numerous things, including hanging charcoal bags everywhere and nothing seems to get rid of that smell!! I’m getting anxious to try this now!!

  4. Eucalyptus Dives has been a life saver this winter. My son always wakes up complaining of a stuffy nose in the morning. Sometimes it really affects his mood. I turn on the diffuser straight away in the morning and after a half an hour he says his nose is clear again. What a great thing to have a kidsafe alternative to eucalyptus globulus!

  5. I ordered this the night before it was announced as the Spotlight Oil (oh well), and I’m so glad I did! I have Eucalyptus Globus, but don’t use it very much because I have kids. In addition to being an amazing KidSafe alternative, the aroma is also much more pleasant. Win, win!

  6. It is so helpful to learn more about the oils that I have. The product sheets are great but I felf better about using the oils the more information I have.

  7. Officially my favorite eucalyptus based on the scent alone. The only spotlight oil I have ordered so far and couldn’t be happier with my choice!

  8. I’ve been using Plant Therapy’s Organic Eucalyptus oil to make my own nasya oil, but didn’t realize I could use for so much more purposes. Thank you for the great info!

  9. This is definitely what I am looking for to use on my kids when their coughs will not let them get any sleep. More specifically i will try this on their chest and bottom of feet. Does plant therapy sell everything i will need to make the diy vapo rub? Like say the roll on?

  10. I have Eucalyptus in a roller in my purse. I shared it with a colleague who was having a cough/stuffy nose and was having a hard time working because of it. Within 15 minutes, she was no longer coughing and had some congestion relief. Great product!!

  11. Thanks for this. I have this oil but haven’t used it very much yet. But there’s some mild coughs and congestion going around the house again and this will be a perfect alternative to sniffle stopper (which I also like, but have used a few times already this winter).

  12. I’m so excited to receive this & try it! I’m not a huge fan of eucalyptus but read this should be a little “softer”. I ordered it because of the sale-what a great way to try new oils!

  13. I was so happy to find out that there was a kidsafe eucalyptus! It’s a bonus that it is also good for sore muscles. It should arrive in a couple days!

  14. So, your recommendation for children is a 5% dilution? But I thought children were to use a 1% dilution. If you are emphasizing “child-safe,” then you should be sure to include how to use this with children, specifically. This is a great list but lacking in genuine guidance.

    1. Sherilyn, we apologize for the confusion when adding suggestions for adult use. We did link a KidSafe vapor rub recipe directly under that for anyone interested, and as a KidSafe oil, Eucalyptus Dives is safe to diffuse and apply topically up to 4%, depending on the age of the child. In this specific instance, the 5% dilution is recommended for adult use as an alternative to the steam method. We do have several posts focused entirely on safe essential oil use for children, which I will link if you’re interested in learning more:
      https://blog.planttherapy.com/blog/2014/07/23/kids-essential-oils-safety/?source=fbsafeeo
      https://blog.planttherapy.com/blog/2018/04/07/essential-oils-for-kids/
      https://blog.planttherapy.com/blog/2018/04/14/use-essential-oils-for-kids/

  15. I’d really love to see a side by side comparison with all the eucalyptus oils. Globulus, Radiata, Dives, Citridora. I would love to see the best use for each one.

    1. This is ny first year using EO. Ecualyptus. I differ in air every other night in their room, and alternatively i use levander and lemon every other night. Their immune system did show a different!

  16. Since learning more about this oil here, it is now on my radar. I have globulus, but dives sounds much more versatile and likeable.

  17. Thanks for this informative article. Eucalyptus Dives is on my want list for my next order. Looking forward to utilizing it in some of the ways this article describes.

  18. Thanks for the article! This is a great time of year to be using Eucalyptus Dives with all the respiratory crude going around.

  19. I purchased this oil and never used it because I didn’t know what to do with it. I really enjoy your weekly spotlight oils! You give such great information! Very helpful to remind me why I purchased an oil, and what other purposes my oil can be used for.

  20. I was not aware there was a 3rd type of Eucalyptus. I already use globulus and radiata for my sinuses. Using it in the shower each night helps me stay away from decongestants. I want to try dives and see how this one helps my sinuses. Depending on my needs for the day depends on which eucalyptus I use.

  21. Thanks for the great ideas! I ordered Eucalyptus Dives a few months ago and haven’t used it for anything other than in a personal inhaler! I’ll definitely be adding it to my DIY cleaning spray!

  22. I have Eucalytus dives, use it a lot for my kids when sick…but i did not know it is so versatile, so many more oppotunities to use it! 🙂

  23. Just got the starter pack after my son had RSV. I’m so excited to start with eucalyptus. And I can’t wait to try out all the rest too!

  24. Eucalyptus is such a versatile oil and I never get sick of it. Thanks for these tips. The only side effect of this oil is it makes me crave Eucalyptus lollies 🙂

  25. Thanks for this blog. I purchased Eucalyptus Dives a few months ago to make kids safe chest rub but didn’t know what else I could do with it after I made the rub. I will definitely be trying the foot soak after work (I am a nurse). Thanks PT!

  26. I have been wanting to try E. Dives for a while. I loved balm mint bush and imagine I will lived this as well Some of the best oils are kid safe. I love everything Plant Therapy

  27. Looks like I have a new oil to try. Eucalyptus is my favorite when I have chest stuff, but I have kids, so I don’t really use it much.

  28. For some reason I didn’t think eucalyptus was kidsafe? Excited to use it for this cold we have going around our house at the moment! Thanks for the ideas!

  29. I love that there are so many uses!!! Looking forward to trying this kid safe version. Would love to use for sore muscles and cleaning.

  30. Thanks for the informative blog post. I learn something new all the time from PT. I have been using Euc. Radiata, but now I have another to add to my arsenal – glad to find a kidsafe as I have grands 🙂

  31. I ordered this a couple of days ago and can’t wait for it to come! My kiddo and I have colds–eucalyptus dives in the diffuser, here we come! And then foot baths for all when we feel better!

  32. I’ve always loved the smell of eucalyptus! I might have to try it out now because I have a teenage boy who has played sports, and his room is never his first priority! 🙂

  33. I can’t wait to try this in a lotion for my tired feet! I think that will be perfect. Thank you for giving me the great idea.

  34. I am really enjoying all the information/education. I love these spotlights and also the Ring in the New Year emails that feature a different set of oils every day!

    So glad to find out about a kid safe eucalyptus, and always interested in muscle/joint relief. Now I’m off to check out the DIY Vapor Rub recipe! Thank you!

    1. They’re both good, however, Globulus has a higher 1,8-Cineole content, which is great for respiratory health. Of course, it would have to be avoided with children.

  35. I ordered this yesterday and can’t wait for it to get here! Thank you (as always :)) for the education – it makes me even more excited to use it!

  36. Thank you for this article! I bought this last month but haven’t opened it yet. I forgot why I ordered it but this blog post gave me some great ideas. It will be especially useful this winter as this is our first year of preschool!

  37. Relaxing foot bath?? Woah, going to check that out right now! Thanks for so many ways to use this, definitely want this now.

  38. I got this oil as an Oil of the Month. It is an excellent oil with many uses. I always enjoy getting oils that have varied uses. More for my money. Thanks PT for this good oil.

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