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Eucalyptus Oil Uses and Benefits

Eucalyptus oil description

Derived from the leaves of a tall, Australian evergreen tree, Eucalyptus essential oil offers many topical and aromatic benefits. Because of its main chemical components, eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol, Eucalyptus essential oil has a soothing, cooling aroma, ideal for diffusing to create a balanced and energized environment, especially during dreary winter months. The skin soothing properties of Eucalyptus oil’s chemical makeup also provide a cooling sensation to the skin when used topically, making Eucalyptus oil an ideal choice for a comforting massage. Eucalyptus essential oil also contains topical cleansing properties that are advantageous for cleaning the skin and surfaces, as well as helping to freshen the air. Due to these properties, Eucalyptus oil is often found in mouth rinses to freshen breath and promote clean looking teeth.

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How do I use Eucalyptus oil?

  1. Surface Cleaner: Keep your home surfaces clean by using the cleansing benefits of Eucalyptus oil in a homemade, naturally sourced all-purpose spray. Simply combine 10 drops of Eucalyptus oil with five drops each Lemon oil and Wild Orange oil, 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1 3/4 cup water in a glass spray bottle. Then, simply shake the bottle and spray on desired surfaces for a quick clean around the house that leaves behind the invigoratingly clean and bright, scent.
  2. Shower Steamer: Enhance your shower experience with the stimulating aroma of Eucalyptus oil by placing two drops Eucalyptus oil directly onto the shower floor while you are showering. The steam from the water will become infused with the aroma of Eucalyptus essential oil, leaving you with an invigoratingly scented steam.
  3. Soothing Lotion: Utilize the skin-soothing benefits of Eucalyptus essential oil by adding one or two drops of Eucalyptus oil to your daily hand, body, or facial moisturizer. The topical cooling effect of Eucalyptus oil will help soothe the skin, and the boosted cleansing benefits can help maintain the healthy look of skin.
  4. Massage: Incorporate Eucalyptus oil into your massage practices by combining two drops of Eucalyptus oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into desired areas. The soothing, cooling topical sensation of Eucalyptus oil can make for an especially pleasant massage experience, especially to the shoulders after a long day or to the legs and feet after physical activity.
  5. Meditation: Because of it’s fresh, soothing aroma, Eucalyptus essential oil is a great option to use alongside your practices of yoga or meditation. Enhance either of these calming activities by placing one drop of Eucalyptus oil to the palms of your hands and inhaling deeply while you practice centering your mind with positive thoughts, enjoying the revitalizing aroma of Eucalyptus. 
  6. Diffusion: Add three to five drops of Eucalyptus essential oil to a diffuser of your choice and diffuse in the home for an invigorating, relaxing aroma. The scent of Eucalyptus oil makes a great companion before bedtime as you go about your nighttime routine, or during the winter months when you could use a stimulating atmosphere to cut through the gloom of cold, dreary weather.

Fun Fact

Eucalyptus leaves are the primary food in the diets of koalas, an adorable marsupial native to Australia. Koalas live almost exclusively off a steady diet of eucalyptus leaves, despite the leaves being low in nutritional value and toxic to other leaf-eating animals and insects. 

What is Eucalyptus oil?

The variety of eucalyptus that produces doTERRA Eucalyptus essential oil is Eucalyptus radiata, a tall evergreen tree native to Australia that can grow up to 50 feet in height. These eucalyptus trees sport leaves that are thin, long, and deeply green in color, which are steam distilled to extract the Eucalyptus essential oil.

What essential oils blend well with Eucalyptus oil?

Eucalyptus essential oil blends well with Tea Tree oil, Thyme oil, Rosemary oil, Marjoram oil, Lavender oil, and Cedarwood oil for diffusion.


For external use only. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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