Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Eucalyptus essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Muscle Rub, along with Rosemary and Black Pepper – utilising Eucalyptus’ analgesic properties.  Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I use eucalyptus often in blends for clients.  The essential oil is often first thought of for respiratory issues, and its great action on muscular aches and pains is often overlooked.  For a cold it is what I reach for first in a blend for steam inhalation to use the anti-viral properties, decongestant and to help ease difficult breathing that is often present when you have a cold.   Here are what I think are its top ten uses.
Eucalyptus Essential OilFor using essential oils for specific conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist.

1.  Can be helpful for the common cold
2.  Useful as an insect repellant

3.   For muscular aches and pains
4.   Can be used for headaches and nerve pain
5.   May be helpful for burns cuts and small wounds
6.   Can be used to soothe insect bites
7.   Helpful as an antiviral inhalation or spray

8.  Can help with urinary infections

9.  It has deodorant properties

10.  On a subtle level it can help to cleanse negative energies.

There are many varieties of Eucalyptus that can be used in aromatherapy – the Eucalyptus that I use is Eucalyptus Blue Gum, latin name eucalyptus globulus.  Eucalyptus is indigenous to Australia and the oil is steam distilled from the leaves.  There are other countries that produce the oil, i.e. China, Spain and Portugal.   My current supplies are from China.

If you feel that Eucalyptus essential oil would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here from Organica J.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  Always use on the body blended with a carrier/vegetable oil.

If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

NB if you have a medical condition/take medications check with your GP and/or a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils.