Eucalyptus Oil Uses-Benefits

By | August 28, 2020

Learn more about the uses and benefits of eucalyptus oil, which can help sufferers such as asthma and other respiratory issues.

You can even use it as a cleaning product and save further money in the process.


Not to mention the fact that one of the most beautiful Australia marsupials; the Koala loves Eucalyptus Leaves.


The Koala loves eating the leaves of the eucalyptus yet the benefits and uses for our health is beneficial as well. Click To Tweet


Koalas Mother and Baby Joey in the Eucalyptus Tree.


Centuries ago when explorers came to Australia, they saw how the Aboriginal people of Australia used the Eucalyptus in various ways and were amazing on the healing properties and other uses this amazing tree had.



Back in 1852, a man by the name of Joseph Bosisto came to Australia from England.

Joseph was a pharmacist and became aware of the awesome power and potential properties of the Eucalyptus tree.

In particular, the Blue Mallee tree a popular shrub grown in the southern parts of Victoria in Australia.


Eucalyptus Blue Mallee

Botanical name:  Eucalyptus polybractea  

Blue Mallee Eucalyptus Polybractea


Although there are many varieties of Eucalyptus, the Blue Mallee is the most popular and beneficial for the production of the Essential Oil.

This abundance of the Blue Mallee helped Joseph Bosisto to become the first commercial place of production with the extraction of Eucalyptus Oil.

Hence the name of the business as Bosisto’s which has now become recognized and trusted name around the world.

Bosisto’s manufacture and production of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil.

But it has a wider range of uses and benefits other than what is mention above, benefits not only for the human body but also has other uses we will discuss as we progress here.


What is Eucalyptus Oil


Eucalyptus oil is derived from the Eucalyptus tree and has many practical, industrial as well as having many healing benefits and uses.

However,  as there are various varieties, not all oil produced from the Eucalyptus are the same or to the point of a higher grade.

Although many other Eucalyptus trees are used to produce Eucalyptus oils, many do not have a certain high-grade quality that would be classed as pure essential oil.

Here we will discuss the higher grade version of the Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

Now before I explain the benefits and uses of the Eucalyptus oil there are always the usual warnings to be aware of.




I must advise you of contraindications and warnings of its use that may affect certain individuals, depending on the physical condition and or age of the individual.

For some people, the highly volatile oil can cause issues that may be due to sensitivity or certain other health-related issues such as high blood pressure, pregnancy, and even young children.

It is best to refer to your medical practitioner prior to making any changes.

It has been known that excessive use of eucalyptus oil can cause headaches and can be fatal particularly to children if consumed internally.

Generally, the oil is for external use only.


Do not use internally unless instructed by a medical professional.


 Did you know?


There are many other uses and benefits of using Eucalyptus oils. Below we will discuss some of those for you.


Eucalyptus oil is highly flammable, meaning gum trees may explode if ignited, including in bushfires.


Benefits-Uses of Eucalyptus Oil.



 Medicinal use of eucalyptus:


 As stated above the Eucalyptus really is an amazing tree due to its versatility of the properties that are contained.

In particular, with the leaves of the tree as tests have shown that many of the properties of the oil contained within the leaf have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic and expectorant properties.

This is mainly due to an active compound within the oil called Eucalyptol.

Because of its strength, only a few drops of oil is required when dealing with illness, such as the flu or cold.


Eucalyptus oil benefits


• Used as a gargle to help soothe a sore throat.

• Promotes the breakdown and reduces mucous around the sinus area.

• Helps to expel the mucous thereby relieving congestion and sinus infection

• Relieves muscular aches and pains

• As an antibacterial /antiseptic kills some germs and

• Aids in the healing of minor skin conditions. Such examples are insect bites, acne, and cuts/bruises (the cuts are mention as one of the uses by the Australian Aboriginal people of this country).

As it has an invigorating action on the mucous membranes this makes it one of the main reasons it is so effective to use for areas relating to many respiratory ailments and other health issues.


Other Eucalyptus Oil Benefits


Respiratory problems:


Because the oil in Eucalyptus has many different properties the benefits of Respiratory ailments alone are worth its weight in Gold.

The vapor of the oils when released has a calming effect and also helps to soothe and calm the throat.

It also helps to dilate the blood vessels, which then helps to increase the amount of oxygen into the lungs thus aids in normal breathing.

The anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus essential oil also come into play in using it to get relief from asthmatic symptoms.

The benefits are greatly increased when the Eucalyptus oils are used with a Steam Vaporizer.

The use of a Steam vaporizer can not only benefit the person with an ailment but also can assist as a decongestant and anti-inflammatory.

This can also benefit the rest of the family household which can be used greatly to send the refreshing vapors around the house.


Steam vaporizers are quite popular.


There is no need to spend a huge amount of money on a vaporizer as you can get a good cheaper steam vaporizer, which is more than adequate to perform the task at hand.

The same with purchasing a personal steam vaporizer just be careful with the young ones as it can give you a direct amount of steam to your face.

My preference would be to use a steam vaporizer that can spread further and cover the whole room and benefit all who may be in the household.

I would tend to use the personal steam vaporizer only for Adults mainly as a safety measure.

But that is my preference only.

I have both at home and always used the larger vaporizer for the kids when they were young and a personal steam vaporizer for me.



When using a personal vaporizer which will cover the face.

Do not open your eyes as they will sting.

As stated above the larger steam vaporizer would be my personal choice for the family with kids.

For adult use, the personal steam vaporizer would be better for adults rather than children.

Be safe with your children, remember, steam is very hot and can burn if there is any misuse or mistreatment of the unit.


All that is needed is to fill it up with water add a few drops of Pure Eucalyptus oil. ( A list of recommended Eucalyptus Oil is displayed below).

The use of a vaporizer will help to spread the vapors throughout the household thus helping to alleviate the breathing which will help relieve sore throats and or blocked noses.

This can be of great benefit to Asthma sufferers.

The other wonderful benefit of using a steam vaporizer is it adds moisture and humidity to the air which helps with the breathing and thus avoiding the dryness.

The warm steam helps to soothe the dry sore throat but also to loosen any congestion that may be present in the lungs.

Remember the vapors will help to calm the throat thereby allowing more oxygen into the lungs and helping with the breathing.

So with all these actions, all members can benefit from the household.


Further health benefits of eucalyptus oil


The health benefits of eucalyptus oil include the following:


Did you know?


It takes about 5 kg (12lb) of eucalyptus leaves to produce 50ml of Eucalyptus oil.

You will get 100% of the natural product into your 50ml Bottle.

Eucalyptus oil is powerful so each drop goes a long way.

This is the one that works so well with many of the healing benefits as listed below.


As an antiseptic:


Eucalyptus oil helps with the healing of wounds, burns, cuts, sores, and abrasions.

It protects the open wound from developing any further infections from its microbial actions and exposure to the air as it creates ozone around the wound.


As an anti-inflammatory:


Here we have discussed how Eucalyptus Oil can be of great benefit to Asthma sufferers which affects millions around the world.

The steam vaporizer helps with breathing thus relieving the tension in the chest.


As a stimulant:


Eucalyptus oil helps to create a refreshing effect on the body via its vapors when used effectively with a steam vaporizer.

The vapors spread around the room which helps to relieve mental sluggishness and helps remove some of the exhaustion being felt, it can also rejuvenate the spirits of those who are sick.

It can help and become effective with stress and mental disorders through the stimulant actions of the oils.

Another benefit of this works well as a stimulant, where the action of vapors flow around the room, and by doing so it increases blood flow to the brain and stimulates mental activity.

By increasing the blood flow the blood vessels around the body. This is due to blood vessels relaxing.

This is due to blood vessels relaxing.


As an anti-inflammatory:


Massage Eucalyptus oil into the skin and allow the anti-inflammatory benefits to taking over.

Recommended to people who may suffer from aches and pains, rheumatism, or lumbago even some sprained ligaments of the body.


As an antimicrobial:


Because Eucalyptus oil has been found quite effective due to its action in fighting germs it works against that microbial activity occurring against various dental infections such as gingivitis, dental plaque works well, and quite effective against cavities.

This is one of the main reasons you will find the oil as an active ingredient in toothpaste and other mouthwash products.


As a natural pesticide:


Yes, Eucalyptus oil can work as a bug repellent especially Lice.

That dreaded problems we see with many of our school kids at various points during the year.

Here in Australia, if there is a reported incident of lice (quite often it is one of the school kids) are not allowed to go back to school until they have been treated against lice and a doctor’s certificate is provided stating that the child is cleared of lice and able to resume going back to school.

This has a very drastic effect and can easily spread particularly with school kids that can transfer not only at school but spreads this to the family.

If unaware or ignored infected parents can infect others at work thus created a vicious circle to the new parents to their children going to another school.

Lice is a serious issue at school but as you can see also within an adult working environment.

When my kids were young they too fell victim to getting lice from someone at school, and as parents, this became very frustrating as they were not able to go back to school until this was cleared up.

We have tried many products some didn’t really fit the mold some helped a bit but did not get rid of the problem properly.

The problem is the eggs that lay there are not all destroyed by most products plus some products with all the other chemicals don’t always do wonders for your hair and skin which can have severe results.


So every attempt to eradicate this is essential.


This is where Eucalyptus oil can come in preferably before the issues as it will save your money, time, and also for many parents lost time at work.

Applying a few drops into the hair and using the fine-tooth comb will sort out these issues.

This can become an annual ritual 


 More Eucalyptus Oil Uses & Benefits:


 Not only does Eucalyptus oil have some great uses and benefits for the human body but it also has some other benefits as well, here are some:

Hanging Eucalyptus in the shower

Hanging Eucalyptus in the shower

Relaxing baths:


Place a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil in the bath will give you not only a refreshing atmosphere but its antiseptic properties can also go to work while you relax in the bath.


 As a Room Freshener:


The antiseptic and pleasant aroma is also used as a room antiseptic freshener in many hospitals as well as homes.


Please note:


The oil is very strong and powerful. I use the Bosisto’s Parrot Brand Eucalyptus Spray at home and just one quick press is all that’s needed, so don’t use it like a fly spray as it can be very overpowering if overused. It will last longer as well if you just use one short burst in the area.

Plus its use would be better than using those air fresheners that contain all those other unwanted hydrocarbons or whatever other toxic chemicals they put in.

When you vacuum you can also place a few drops of Eucalyptus oil near the air filter so as you vacuum the scent of the Eucalyptus will fill the room with that clean fragrance Eucalyptus is known for.

As you smell that fragrance you will feel refreshed knowing the oil is destroying those bacterial airborne bugs you can’t normally see.




Eucalyptus oil kills bacteria and germs floating in the air so it makes sense to use this to not only sterilize the air but also to keep the rooms clean.

Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Spray gives you the natural air freshener you need to keep the rooms smelling fresh including keeping the bathroom, toilet, and guest rooms fresh with that natural aroma of the Bush.

So why not benefit the same within your own household as well?

You and your family are worth it.


Cleaning Products:


Due to the antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties, it would make perfect sense to have Eucalyptus oil used in soaps, detergents, and household cleaners.

Don’t forget as part of a housecleaning product you can always place a few drops in the mop bucket if you use a mop or even in the water if using a steam cleaner as the steam will only enhance that aroma as you clean.

A few drops in the toilet cistern can certainly improve the atmosphere as well.\, a drop or two when you do the laundry which can leave your clothes with a fresh scent.

There are many other places you can use around the house the list can be endless.

That’s why with the cleaning product rather than spending a lot on many different chemical products Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Solution works a treat.

Not only is it cost-effective but it can be used on a wide range of cleaning as mention above without the harsh chemical to breathe and dealt with.

Not only do you receive that woody and sweet aroma but you are also ridding the area of germs and other microorganisms not wanted.




Works well as a stains remover when using Eucalyptus Oil.

It works great for removing gum, even on your carpet, clothes and many other types of places stains can occur.

Always test a small area due to the many new materials created due to manufactured ingredients it is always good to do a small spot test first.


Remove unwanted odors:


We mentioned using it in the bathroom and toilet areas but did you know you can also attack those smelly shoes even the dog bed.

With the dog bed or even other places, you can create a spray mix some Eucalyptus oil with water and even you can use some other great oil such as lemon for a different fragrance and even include tea tree oil another great product designed to rid of germs.


Steam inhalers and Vaporiser:


The first two, the steam inhalers and Vaporizer, shown below are the same as what I have at home so I can personally recommend them and I have had them for over 14 years still with no problems.

So they have had their share of use but to this day, I still use the inhaler and the vaporizer when someone in the family starts those sniffles.

I love using the vaporizer before the family goes to bed as the Eucalyptus fragrance will already be in the air, not only disinfecting and refreshing the air but as the vapors are in the air it begins to work it’s magic when we are in the room by working on the breathing passage sooner than later.

Because the vapors are already being inhaled by the time everyone is ready to sleep their breathing is already somewhat smoother and more relaxed. which will help the sleeping process to work faster thus everyone gets a night of better sleep.

This will help to ease the sleeping process to work faster thus everyone gets better sleep.

Of course, you can make your own choice but I know these work well for adults as well. As for children mine are young adults now they still use the same procedures as when they were younger.

Below you will find some of my personal choices both with inhalers and oil products. However, you can also search further below and see if there is anything else that will be of benefit to both yourself and your family including your pets.

However, you can also search further below and see if there is anything else that will be of benefit to both yourself and your family including your pets.


Do you have an interest in the use of oils and their benefits?


Perhaps you love Aromatherapy or just love using essential oils aside from the Eucalyptus.

Below you will find some great Aromatherapy Oils for your own personal use.



Aromatherapy for Sensual Living: Essential Oils for the Ecstatic Soul Kindle Edition

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I would love to hear of what uses or benefits you have found when using Eucalyptus Oil even along with the inhalers.

Please leave a comment below your opinion and the benefits you have received is valuable.


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