Eucalyptus essential oil‘s purpose is to balance, stimulate, purify, and protect. Eucalyptus essential oil is extracted from a tall Australian evergreen tree, called the Blue Gum Eucalyptus.
The Blue Gum Eucalyptus tree is known as Eucalyptus Globulus. Eucalyptus Globulus is known as the most healing of the different types of eucalyptus oils. This is because the eucalyptus globulus contains the highest amount of cineol. Cineol or Eucalyptol is an organic compound with an array of medicinal health benefits.
Historically, Eucalyptus essential oil was used for medicinal purposes, such as pharmaceutical, antiseptic, repellent, and industrial.
Eucalyptus essential oil is wonderful to use in a sauna or in a homemade cleaning spray for purifying cleansing effects.
It is also great to inhale some of the oil if you have a cold or any kind of respiratory problems, or you can make a hot compress with it by putting a few drops on a warm washcloth diluted with water and placing it on whatever part of your body you wish.