Eucalyptus is a large Australian tree of the genus Globus, cultivated by the natives. It can be found in the parks and gardens of many regions of Australia and has also established itself in the rest of the world (Algeria, Brazil, France, India, Morocco, Spain and Portugal).
The essential oil of eucalyptus is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves. About 100 kg are needed for 2 kg of essential oil.
In the kitchen, it is mainly used in sorbets, sweets and drinks.
Eucalyptus oil is known for its effect on the respiratory tract: expectorant, antiviral, antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial. This oil is used for colds, flu, bronchitis and infections of the lower respiratory tract (bronchi and lungs).
Sports / Better exercise
- Fights muscle pain
Recommended dosage (according to current EU regulations) :
Cooking: 1 to 2 drops per 2 kg or per 2 litres of preparation.
Dilute in a vegetable oil.
Other examples of use:
- In a fragrance lamp, a few drops no longer than 10 minutes per hour to purify the air in the room.
- Inhalation to support breathing: 8 drops in a cup of hot water.
- For massage: dilute 4 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus in a vegetable oil and then massage onto the chest or aching muscles.
- Photoensitoisation essential oil: Do not expose yourself to the sun after use.
- Wash hands before and after using essential oils.
- Do not use on pregnant women during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- Breastfeeding women: Ask your doctor for advice.
- Must not be used on babies and children under 7 years of age.
- Keep essential oil bottles away from children.