In honor of Respiratory Care Week, we’re highlighting one of our favorite essential oils for promoting feelings of clear breathing: Eucalyptus. Because of it’s powerful benefits, Eucalyptus oil is one of the key ingredients in doTERRA’s Breathe® blend. You may have also seen Eucalyptus on the ingredients list of many commercial products.
Although Eucalyptus is well known for its invigorating aroma, here are three lesser-known facts about Eucalyptus essential oil that make it particularly interesting:
- The Eucalyptus plant originated in Australia, where aboriginals used it in traditional health practices.
- The dominant constituent of this essential oil is named eucalyptol, after its source plant.
- An Australian pharmacist named Joseph Bosisto was the first to distill Eucalyptus essential oil commercially in 1852. The species he used was Eucalyptus radiata, which is the same species doTERRA sources our essential oil from today.
Eucalyptus essential oil is one of our favorites, especially for this time of year. Diffuse Eucalyptus at home and join us in recognizing Respiratory Care Week.