Eucalyptus! (or as Native Australians call it "Eucalypt")
The Eucalyptus genus makes up about two thirds of the plant life in Australia and contains over 600 species about 8 of those have been used to create essential oils. Veriditas Botanicals is proud to offer 100% Pure Organic Eucalyptus globulus, radiata and citriodora essential oils from Australia (see descriptions below). Eucalyptus is famous for its 4000 years of use by the aborigines for colds, flu, bronchitis and more. Millions of people from all counties have experienced the healing powers of eucalyptus making it one of the most popular and useful essential oils.
Eucalyptus globulus is the most commonly used Eucalyptus with a earthy and minty scent. It is used to help decongest, detoxify, and is helpful with colds and flu as well as muscular aches and pains. It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and is an essential piece of holistic care for colds and flu, headaches. Use 2 to 5 drops on the palms, rub the hands together and inhale the scent 3 to 5 times then apply to the upper chest and back (avoiding contact with the area around the eyes). Eucalyptus radiata is the second most commonly used and has the same benefits as Eucalyptus globulus but is less earthy and more similar to Ravintsara in aroma. The Eucalyptus radiata is the best Eucalyptus species choice for use with children and infants. Putting this oil on children's clothing can help prevent illness from entering their body as the aromas are deadly to many virus and bacteria. Eucalyptus radiata can be used and diffused daily, where Eucalyptus globulus has some ketones that are irritating and should be used in small doses only when sick.
For children that are sick, put 5 drops on a warm washcloth (or cool if the child is hot) and place on chest (compress). Also adding directly to the chest with lavender or tea tree is a nice, soothing easy breathing solution. Can also apply to bottom of children's feet with a little lavender as well.
Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon Eucalyptus) has a fresh strong citronella scent, showing its high content of Citral. High in this strong aldehydes, it makes a powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, insect repellent which is soothing and calming. Combine Eucalyptus citriodora, Helichrysum and Ginger essential oils in a carrier oil for a powerful anti-inflammatory massage oil. Please do not use Eucalyptus citriodora directly on the skin as it causes burning and irritation.menthone.