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Eucalyptus: The Oil of Wellness

This amazing evergreen has its roots in Australia (Tasmania). There are over 700 species of eucalyptus trees, 500 of which yield essential oils. This incredible oil works on freeing the mind from the “need to be sick”. It reveals a pattern of thinking that perpetually brings on poor health. Thoughts like “I don’t deserve to be healthy or well”, “I’m always getting sick” or “The only way I can take a break is if I am sick”. These beliefs are typical of those who have lack of self-love, feelings of “selfishness”, hypochondria or even those who think that illness is how you can bring more love and attention from others. Eucalyptus comes in and encourages us to take full responsibility over our health. It essentially relates to a person’s willingness to be well. Eucalyptus helps the individual regain trust that their needs and desires can be met, even if they permit themselves to be well. Eucalyptus teaches individuals how to be whole again through self-approval, self-love and clearer thinking. The heaviness associated with feeling “pinned down” is lifted and an air of freedom, optimism and positivity is regained.

This is a great oil to place in the diffuser to broaden and open up any room that feels “closed in” or “stuffy”. It will help release patterns of neediness and dependency on others and help the individual move past the victim mindset and more into the mindset of not letting circumstances define how they show up to others.

 This magical oil helps shift trapped emotions or self-contained emotions of fear, insecurity and doubt associated with long-term beliefs that no longer serve.

Eucalyptus can bring about the awareness of happiness, responsibility, good fortune in one’s life – it is connected to “bringing money to you”! This is a great oil to have on hand in your morning empowerment ritual, in your purse or wallet to bring about change in the financial arena. Always set the intentions however.  You can use positive affirmations/intentions such as “As I breathe in Eucalyptus, I feel the fullness and ease of my breath and I allow abundance and wellness into my life”

It’s no surprise that Eucalyptus is also known as the oil of protection because it’s been used for centuries as a guardian growing outside people’s home to protect them from harm, or grown in gardens to protect from insects or other damaging visitors. This oil can be used to “expand” your boundaries and move forward without fear. Eucalyptus leaves have been known to be cast into bonfires or fireplaces as a way to ward off evil and repel enemies who bring you trouble.

So, the next time you present with a mild cough or want to dry up phlegm or need a rub for achy muscles, you may need to bring more protection and awareness into your life with Eucalyptus oil.

Blends Well With

Eucalyptus blends well with: Cardamom, Peppermint, Rosemary.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Cardamom, Lemon, Melaleuca, Lemon, Rosemary.

Usage Tips

Dilute for use with children or infants, and use on socked feet to avoid the possibility of their getting in their eyes. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”