Did you know that there is more than one variety of eucalyptus essential oil? At Soap Cart, we offer three varieties of eucalyptus essential oils – Eucalyptus Globulus or Blue Gum, Eucalyptus Lemon, and Eucalyptus Radiata.
Eucalyptus Globulus or commonly known as Eucalyptus Blue Gum essential oil is an example of what most people associate with the familiar eucalyptus. It possesses a bold, earthy, and medicinal scent that you will either like or dislike!
Eucalyptus Globulus is usually diluted with a carrier oil and massaged into the body to provide warmth, relaxation, and circulation and as a result, works well for people with rheumatism.
If you wish to combine essential oils to diffuse or use topically, know that Eucalyptus Blue Gum essential oil blends well with cedarwood, eucalyptus radiata, frankincense, lavender, pine, rosemary, and tea tree essential oils.
On the other hand, Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil (Narrow-Leaved Eucalyptus) showcases an invigorating, crisp, and purifying scent. It is a good remedy for stuffy noses and running noses!
It is used in aromatherapy to awaken the mind, making it one of the best essential oils to enhance focus and concentration. With its citrus undertone, it can be added to soaps and room sprays for a deodorizing effect. It is less sharp in scent compared to Eucalyptus Globulus and the most versatile among the three eucalyptus varieties, making it suitable for both children and adults. Our pure and natural Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil blends well with cedarwood, frankincense, lavender, pine, rosemary, and tea tree essential oils.
Last but not least, Eucalyptus Lemon essential oil (Eucalyptus Citriodora) is found in skincare and perfumery. With the aroma of freshly squeezed lemon combined with zesty citronella, it is not as pungently grounding as Eucalyptus Globulus. Its sweet lemony aroma is strong yet refreshing with the added benefit of being a bug repellant!
Besides repelling mosquitoes, Eucalyptus Lemon essential oil is useful for treating muscle spasms, toenail fungus (onychomycosis), osteoarthritis, and other joint pain. It is used in chest rubs to relieve nasal and lung congestion.
Due to its light refreshing scent, it makes for an excellent room and air freshener. Since Eucalyptus Lemon essential oil doesn’t overwhelm, it blends well with cedarwood, clary sage, clove, other eucalyptus varieties, frankincense, ginger, lavender, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, rose geranium, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, and ylang-ylang.
Eucalyptus Essential Oils: Uses & Benefits
All eucalyptus essential oils contain eucalyptol, terpineol, and limonene, active compounds that make eucalyptus essential oils effective for flu, colds, coughs, sore muscles, and skincare.
Supports Respiratory Health
When you inhale eucalyptus essential oil, it loosens phlegm, clears nasal congestion, and reduces lung irritation. Its anti-inflammatory property helps you breathe easily and prevents colds, flus, and coughs.
Relieves Sore Muscles
With its anti-inflammatory properties, eucalyptus essential oil relieves sore, tired muscles. Mix a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil with a carrier oil and massage into the affected area gently.
Eucalyptus essential oil enhances your body’s ability to fight against bacteria and viruses. Diffuse eucalyptus essential oil in your bedroom before you sleep for a quick way to maintain your health especially during these pandemic times.
Alleviates Skin Problems
With its antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities, eucalyptus essential oil helps with cuts, burns, rashes, and blemishes. It promotes healthy skin by reducing wrinkles, promoting an even skin tone, and giving your skin a glow thanks to its antioxidant properties. Always dilute eucalyptus essential oil with a carrier oil before applying topically to your skin.
If you are just starting to use eucalyptus essential oils, give Eucalyptus Lemon or Eucalyptus Radiata a try if it’s for general use such as supporting respiratory health and insect repellent. If you wish to relieve sore muscles or rheumatism and can stomach a bolder and heavier aroma, go for Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Blue Gum).