Eucalyptus can be used for the Immune, Respiratory, and Skin systems of the body. It is cooling, stimulating and penetrating. It is useful during the cold weather season since it contains strong antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antiviral compounds. It is sometimes used for skin conditions. It also encourages emotional balance.
A traditional household remedy in Australia, the leaves and oil are especially used for respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, croup, and feverish conditions (malaria, typhoid, cholera, etc.) and skin problems like burns, ulcers and wounds.
A flea collar for dogs can be made by rubbing a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil into an ordinary webbing or rope type of collar or even on a doggy bandana. This should be reapplied twice a week. Other oils that can be used are Lavender, Geranium and Tea Tree.
Fresh, balsamic, camphor-like, pungent, dry
Leaves and twigs
For external use only. Not for use during pregnancy. Not for use on children under 2 years of age or by asthmatics. Do not use near eyes or mucous membranes. Dilute before applying topically. Keep out of reach of children.