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Eucalyptus globulus


Like all Eucalyptus oils, this is a powerful antiseptic and a must have in all first aid kits.


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Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil Bottle

Eucalyptus globulus - India- Wild Grown


Globulus is similar to radiata, but it is considered a little less therapeutic and has a different aroma.

When you have infections higher up in the chest, use globulus. When they are deep in the lungs, use radiata.

It has a regenerative effect on pulmonary tissue. It also helps treat chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, and pulmonary gangrene. It helps treat diphtheria, excessive mucus, coughs, sinusitis, flu, throat infections, pneumonia, and deep lung infections.

Eucalyptus globulus is a great oil to use when treating many epidemics, including chickenpox, measles, and cholera. Because it works as an immune stimulant, it also helps treat fever, malaria, and typhus.

All Eucalyptus oils are excellent insect repellents. They also help treat insect bites and lice.  

Eucalyptus globulus helps you treat arthritis -- rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. It helps ease muscle aches and pains, sprains, and inflammations.  Some have used to help them treat sciatica. Can be used in a massage to relieve pain of rheumatism and fibrositis.

Some people have found relief from headaches, nervous exhaustion, and debility when using Eucalyptus globulus. It helps  clear the head and aids concentration.  

As with all Eucalyptus oils, the disinfectant qualities improve with age. So if you have a bottle that is 3-5 years old, use it to clean your house, particularly the bathroom and kitchen.

          • It eases genito-urinary inflammations and infections (especially E. coli).
          • It can help treat skin infections.
          • It can help you treat hemorrhages.
          • Can help treat roseola.

Found in: Breathe Ease, Vision

Scent: Has an herbal, menthol-like scent that reminds you of wet dandelions. It is pleasantly intense and clears your sinuses.

Caution: Do not ingest.  Due to the high 1,8 Cineole constituent, do not use this oil on children under the age of 3, because of risk of spasm of glottis. Can raise blood sugar in diabetics.

Extracted by: Leaves and twigs are steam distilled, 1st distillation

Most of the properties are the same. Here are the main differences between the Eucalyptus oils:

1. Eucalyptus globulus and radiata: The most similar. Radiata is the most therapeutic of the two. Due to the high 1,8 Cineole constituent in both, neither should be used on young children.

2. Eucalyptus citriodora: The scent is very different from the other two. It is milder and does not have the 1,8 Cineole constituent so it is the safer oil to use on children.

While it can help treat hypoglycemia, it also raises blood sugar in diabetics.  

It can help stimulate poor circulation.

Eucalyptus can also help you treat burns and blisters.

It can be used to help treat many issues involving female reproductive organs. It helps ease endometriosis inflammation, cystitis, leucorrhea, and vaginitis.

History: This tree originates in Australia and is the chief source of food for the Koal. The aboriginal tribes in Australia would use the leaves to treat colds, flu, and other respiratory illnesses. They would also bind serious wounds with Eucalyptus leaves to keep infection away.  The leaves are often put in closets, and corners to keep insects away. Due to their strong insect repellent properties, the trees are often planted around rivers to combat Malaria.

Eucalyptus globulus is:

  Analgesic     Anthelmintic     Antibacterial     Antidote     Antifungal  
  Anti-Inflammatory     Antiseptic     Antispasmodic     Anti-venomous     Antiviral  
  Astringent     Cooling     Decongestant     Deodorant     Disinfectant  
  Diuretic     Expectorant     Germicide     Insect Repellent     Insecticide  
  Parasiticide     Purifying     Stimulant (respiratory)     Tonic     Uplifting  




Blends well with: Lavender, Lemon, Thyme, Rosemary, Sweet Marjoram, Pine Needles, Pine, Cedarwood, all citrus, and mint oils.

Ways to use: You will need to blend with a carrier oil before using topically. A general guideline is 4-8 drops in ½ teaspoon of carrier oil for adult topical use. Once you have tried it, you will know if you need to blend more or less. A general guideline for blend rates for children can be found here:



Always test on a nickel sized portion of skin first. Make sure your skin can handle the oil/blend before using.

Diffuse 3 drops each Eucalyptus and Peppermint to lift depression.

Massage a couple of drops into chest to ease coughs.

Put a couple of drops in a hot compress to ease muscle aches.

Heal blocked nasal passages, inhale 2 drops Cajeput and 4 drops Eucalyptus globulus.

Put 1 or 2 drops on a wet cloth and wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters with it. Then rinse it out in sink and let the oil run down the drain, killing bacteria lurking in there.

Head Lice treatment

          • 20 drops Eucalyptus globulus
          • 25 drops Lavender
          • 20 drops Rosemary
          • 10 drops Tea Tree
          • 3 ounces FCO

Store formula in a dark colored glass bottle and shake well before every use. Apply to wet hair by massaging well into scalp to reach hair roots. Pay particular attention to around the ears and the nape of the neck where the lice breed. Leave on for at least one hour then shampoo thoroughly. Remove the eggs with a regulation fine-tooth comb. Repeat at least twice more at three-day intervals to ensure the infestation is completely cleared.

Tub & Tile Soft Scrubber

          • 1 cup Baking Soda
          • 1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
          • 2 Vitamin C tablets, crushed
          • 5 drops Eucalyptus globulus
          • 2 drops Tea Tree
          • 4 drops Lemon
          • Water

Combine baking soda, castile soap, vitamin C, and essential oils in a jar. Add just enough water to make a smooth liquid paste. Shake or stir to mix. Apply paste to surface and rub with a damp cloth or sponge, until area is clean. Rinse several times with water.