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If you’ve ever rolled down your window while driving along a California road lined with beautiful, tall Eucalyptus trees shifting in the breeze, then you’ve experienced what it is to inhale the invigorating aroma of Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus trees are a variety of evergreen trees that can grow up to 50 feet in height and are also often called Gum Trees or Stringybark Trees.
dōTERRA Eucalyptus promotes feelings of clear breathing due to its main chemical components of eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol. The word Eucalyptus is acquired from Greek word “eu”, which means “well” and the word “kaluptos”, which means “covered.” So together Eucalyptus means “well-covered” because the unopened flower is protected by part of the calyx.
Eucalyptus essential oil is colorless, but has a very strong and distinct smell that is woody, airy, and sweet. The benefits of dōTERRA Eucalyptus are well-known and wide-ranging and its properties are highly invigorating. It is commonly used to promote feelings of clear breathing and open airways so you can breathe easy, especially during times of high seasonal threats.
Studies have shown that Eucalyptus is effective in helping lessen tension, which is why it is frequently used to alleviate head and neck tension or when other muscles in the body feel tense. Eucalyptus helps to clear the mind, promotes feelings of relaxation, and provides for a soothing massage experience.
dōTERRA Eucalyptus has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin. Adding just one drop to your moisturizer can provide rejuvenating benefits. The purifying properties of dōTERRA Eucalyptus are also noted for cleansing surfaces and the air.
Combine Eucalyptus with Lemon and Peppermint in a spray bottle and use it to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom. Eucalyptus is also an ideal ingredient for mouthwash because of its natural ability to freshen breath and promote oral health. For an invigorating aroma and to promote vitality, place a few drops in your hands while showering and inhale the scent deeply.
You can also inhale 1-2 drops in your hands to clear the mind and open the airways. Diffusing Eucalyptus during the winter months can help perk you up on a cold, dreary day. It is a great oil for fending off seasonal threats, which is one reason why it’s a key ingredient in OnGuard Protective Blend.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.