Eucalyptus –Narrow Leafed Iron Bark
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus creba Family Myrtaceae
- Improves breathing
- Boost Immunity
Historical and Traditional Uses
Eucalyptus Oil is probably best known for its ability to loosen and expel mucus. Traditionally used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years for; cough, cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, pneumonia, sore throats, asthma, ear infections and for its antiseptic properties.
Research does indicate that inhalations of Eucalyptus Oil can markedly improve breathing and function. Because of its antibacterial, antiviral nature it may also reduce the initial and secondary infections. Some research indicates it may boost our body’s production of white blood cells to fight an infection.
Surprisingly it is less well known for its use in liniments to ease the symptoms of; muscle aches and pains, arthritis, headaches, nerve pain, injury and general muscular problems due to its analgesic, inflammation reducing effect.
Historically applied in a liniment for muscle aches and pain, headaches, neuralgia, arthritis, inflammation, to improve circulation injury and general muscular problems due to its analgesic effect.
On the skin it has been used as an antiseptic to treat injuries, cuts, wounds, blisters, cold sores, shingles and mild burns.
Indigenous Australians would cleanse a space of bad energies or spirits, or places where there has been conflict by burning (smudging) eucalyptus leaves throughout the space.
The oil is excellent for energetically clearing a space and to aid meditation. Helping us to be open hearted, restoring optimism and vitality it offers us cleansing and renewal, lifts our spirit and grants us the vision to see new horizons.
- Inhalation: Aroma diffuser, steam inhalation, direct
- Bath, compress, antiseptic wash and household cleaning
- Add to massage oil or liniment for pain relief
Aroma: A clean, medicinal, crisp scent with lingering aromatic woody tones, NLI immediately invokes the smell of the Aussie bush on a clear summers day.
Origin: Far North Queensland
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled, Hand Harvested from the wild by Rare Earth Oils