Oil of the month – Eucalyptus globolus

With the sniffles and sneezes coming around the corner I always ensure that I have some Eucalyptus on hand at home or the office.

Gentle enough to use on my 2 young children yet strong enough to be effective for my clients with respiratory issues.

Extraction method/origin:- Steam distilled from the leaves/ Australia and Brazil

Historical uses :- Australian aborigines used the eucalyptus leaves to bind up serious wounds.  This would not only prevent infection but also expedite healing.

Modern uses primarily to affect the Respiratory System.

A couple drops in the bath or shower to produce a moist inhalation for sinus issues/colds.

When my young children get colds I always apply eucalyptus with a carrier oil on their chests at night.  Also apply to the bottom of feet then apply a thick base cream and put on a thick pair of   wool socks – as the feet keep warm at night the oils will continue to be absorbed and effect the respiratory system.

With clients it is usually one of the oils of choice when respiratory issues or sinus infections come visiting the office! Applying along each side of the neck and around the ears, along the clavicle – I then create and infusion chamber with the sheet by bringing  it  up and over their heads and have them breathe normally for  a few minutes.

 

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