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
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
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.
3. Provide a mental boost
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
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
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!
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.