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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Eucalyptus - The Oil of Wellness

This is an amazing Essential Oil and for some reason it took me forever to get. My friend shared with me how she diffuses it at home and occasionally used on her boys for coughs and colds. My neighbor shared with me how she uses it all the time and for everything, head aches, aches and pains, inflammation etc.
Now, we also diffuse in our home and use for emotional and physical healing. My son loves Eucalyptus and Lavender together. I use in a Fly spray for our horses.  Here is more on this wonderful oil.....

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus radiata

Australia typically comes to mind for its wide variety of Eucalyptus trees they are also native to Africa and the southern United States.  For essential oils the preferred variety is Eucalyptus radiata. dōTerra Eucalyptus is Eucalyptus Radiata grown in Australia with the oil being extracted from the leaves of the tree.    Beyond this the antibacterial and antiviral properties make it beneficial in not only treating symptoms but underlying causes as well.  As with many oils it can blend with others and the resulting fragrance can add a sense of calming and well-being which adds a bonus in any health issue.

Common Uses 

• Assists with clear breathing • Supports overall respiratory health • Soothes tired, sore muscles • Purifies and cleanses • Helps to lessen stress • Promotes oral health • Supports healthy immune system function



Historical Uses

Eucalyptus has long been know by herbal practitioners for its insect repellent properties and associated maladies such as fevers and respiratory conditions.

Emotions Addressed

Attached to Illness, clingy, defeated, despair, desire to escape life or responsibilities, imprisoned, powerless to heal, sickly.


Eucalyptus is the oil of Wellness and has a powerful effect upon the physical and emotion bodies. Eucalyptus oil supports the soul who is constantly facing illness. It helps address a deep emotional or spiritual issue of the need to be sick. It reveals patterns of thinking that continually create poor health  Eucalyptus gives an individual courage to face these issues and beliefs. It encourages them to let go of their attachments to illness. 

Eucalyptus encourages individuals to take full responsibility for their own health. It bestows trust that the individuals' needs and desires can be met, even if they allow themselves to be well. Eucalyptus teaches individuals how to claim their wholeness and heal. 

Aromatic Guide

Smells wonderful. Diffusing Eucalyptus will benefit respiratory problems and will also help disinfect a living area preventing the spread of bacterial or viral agents to others.  For individual respiratory conditions or coughs inhaling the oil directly or breathing vapors from a cup of warm water with a few drops added is usually beneficial.  


Application

Topically – Can be used directly on the skin without dilution (neat) when used topically. Apply to the tip of the nose, temples, reflex points and/or directly to the area of concern. Or dilute 1:1 1 drop EO to 1 drop Fractionated Coconut Oil for Children and those with sensitive skin. Apply to reflex points or directly on area of concern. Also an a prepared ointment or dilution with a carrier can be applied topically to the chest or throat area. Apply Eucalyptus to the chest easing congestion and alleviating persistent cough. 

Aromatically – Diffuse, opens airways, disinfects, kills airborne pathogens.

Bath - Add a drop in bath water when feeling sour

Massage - Dilute 2-4 drops with carrier oil and massage over upper body.

Body Systems Affected

Respiratory System, Skin.

Odor

Type: Middle note (50-80% of the blend);Scent: Slightly camphorous, sweet fruity; Intensisty: 3


For Animals

Horses - Eucalyptus oils is toxic to horses if ingested. It can be used as an inhalant or skin application (diluted). Healing properties include opening the respiratory tract to relieve breathing difficulties from colds, coughs, or allergies; strengthening the immune system, and repelling insects  Eucalyptus is an ingredient in insect repellent. 

Recipe for Insect Repellent 
16 oz. Water
10 drops peppermint 
10 drops eucalyptus oil 
10 drops lavender oil
Optional - Add 3 teaspoons aloe vera gel
10 drops garlic oil

Combine  ingredients in a glass spray bottle, spray as needed. Do not spray in or near eyes

Horse Care
Let horse smell the oils before applying, let your horse have the final say. 
Horses are big, but 1-3 drops of Essential Oil is all that is needed. It is also great to add with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and it will go a lot farther. Do Not touch horses nostrils because the skin is so sensitive. Apply twice a day for up to 14 days, if your horse rejects the oil, then do not use them. Treat respiratory problems by applying oils to the throat area and along the jugular groove. Essential Oils may be used for physical and emotional needs

Basic Essential Oil Kit for Horses
Basil
Bergamot
Chamomile
Eucalyptus
Frankincense
Geranium
Lavender 
Lemongrass
Melaleuca

A great essential oil to add to your collection, don't wait like I did. 



These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 


References: Modern Essentials Book Fourth Addition, Emotions & Essential Oils, 




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