AJ Flanagan

Eucalyptus Spotlight

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Eucalyptus is a household staple for sure! This oil has a fresh, invigorating scent that is wonderful for respiratory support and also promotes health, well-being, and purification. Eucalyptus oil is also a great choice for sore muscles and is found in the OrthoEase and OrthoSport massage oils. It is also a cleansing oil and is great for laundry + cleaning and is a component of the Inner Defense capsules (amazing for immune support!) and the Thieves essential oil blend (our favorite for just about everything).



  • Has a bold, invigorating aroma that supports the airways
  • Creates a refreshing breathing experience when inhaled
  • Promotes a peaceful environment at bedtime
  • Wonderful for supporting airways during cold weather and before/during exercise
  • Great for tense and tired muscles
  • Cleansing and refreshing, wonderful addition to cleaning DIYs
  • Creates a spa-like experience when used aromatically
  • Creates a cooling and soothing sensation when applied topically

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? There are different Eucalyptus oils because there are many different varieties of the Eucalyptus plant, more than 700 species! There are three varieties of eucalyptus essential oil available, and each variety is steam distilled individually, using the leaves of the plant. These are Eucalyptus Blue, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Eucalyptus Radiata, and while interchangeable for most needs, they are actually quite different from each other!

  • Eucalyptus Blue is grown in Ecuador and is used by natives for repelling insects and covering wounds. It has a very balanced chemistry and is the only Eucalyptus variety that does not cause an allergic reaction in individuals who have a eucalyptol allergy. Eucalyptus blue has a very herbaceous and spicy aroma which is great for respiratory support. It is found in the Breathe Again roll-on.
  • Eucalyptus Globulus is grown in China and is wonderful for respiratory support and soothing sore muscles. This variety of eucalyptus has the highest amount of 1.8 cineole (eucalyptol), making it wonderful for respiratory support. It has a bold and rich aroma and is found in the OrthoEase and OrthoSport massage oils, the Breathe Again roll-on, and the oil blend RC, which stands for Respiratory Congestion.
  • Eucalyptus Radiata is grown in Australia and has a striking, citrusy scent. This species of Eucalyptus has been treasured in folk medicine for centuries and used by natives for many immune supporting purposes. A very large flowering tree in the myrtle family, Eucalyptus radiata produces fragrant leaves and is also known informally as narrow-leaved peppermint. Eucalyptol is the constituent that gives Eucalyptus Radiata its camphorous aroma and incredible respiratory support properties!

EUCALYPTUS AND CHILDREN Eucalyptus in all its varieties, like Peppermint, can be a warming oil with a strong or "spicy" smell. So with little ones, we like to start using it on their feet diluted with your favorite carrier oil. The reflex point on the bottom of the feet to support the lungs is the large pad up under their toes. This is a great way to support their little respiratory systems!

If you want a great, ready-to-go Eucalyptus product for littles, Young Living also carries a special pre-diluted blend of coconut oil and Eucalyptus Blue along with other beneficial oils called SniffleEase that we love.


  • Use this oil to help support the airways during the cold weather! Dilute with coconut oil or V-6 Vegetable Complex and apply to the chest as desired. This is a great thing to do before a winter workout!
  • Soothe tired muscles with a simple massage oil - mix a few drops of Eucalyptus Radiata with carrier and massage onto tense areas. You can also add Rosemary and/or Lavender!
  • Make this Eucalyptus Lavender Soak for a little self care and to give tense or tired muscles some TLC:
  • Soothe irritated airways with a simple DIY Chest Rub:
    • Small glass jar
    • ¼ cup coconut oil
    • 30 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
    • 20 drops Lemon
    • Mix well. Apply to chest, back, throat and bottom of feet as desired.
  • Whenever you feel your defenses going down, try this Immune Boost Bath Soak:
  • Make a refreshing room spray:
    • 2oz glass spray bottle
    • 20 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
    • 10 drops Lemon or Grapefruit (optional)
    • Splash of witch hazel
    • Fill with filtered water
  • Make a DIY Mattress & Upholstery Spray for refreshing linens and mattresses with each sheet change or every time you make the bed. Switch up the oils as you like:
    • 8oz glass spray bottle
    • 2 tsp Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 10 drops each Tea Tree, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender
    • Fill with filtered water
  • Whip up this simple DIY Linen Spray for linens and upholstered surfaces:
    • 2oz glass spray bottle
    • Splash witch hazel
    • 20 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
    • Filtered water
  • Add 20 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata to your Thieves Cleaner for a fresh twist. Pair with Rosemary and Grapefruit for an even more refreshing take on our favorite plant-based cleaner: Freshen Up Thieves Cleaner
    • 16oz glass spray bottle
    • 1-2 capfuls Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 10 drops each Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary
    • 20 drops Grapefruit
    • Filtered water
  • Add Eucalyptus Radiata to wool dryer balls and Thieves Laundry Soap for fresh, clean smelling laundry.
  • Use Eucalyptus (with or without Rosemary) to make the DIY Laundry Scent Booster listed below!
  • Use Eucalyptus Radiata to make DIY Oil-Infused Shower Melts
    • 1 Cup Baking Soda
    • 1/2 Cup High Quality Epsom Salt
    • 30 Drops Of Essential Oil(s)
    • Water (about 2-3 teaspoons)
    • Silicone mold
    • Pour the baking soda and epsom salt into a mixing bowl. Slowly add water, about 2 teaspoons, and mix well. If the mixture is not holding, add another teaspoon of water. Add essential oil(s) of your choice and mix well. Scoop into silicone molds and let sit overnight. Remove and store in an airtight container.
    • To use, simply place a shower melt on the floor of the shower near the water but not directly in the stream. Enjoy!

KEY CONSTITUENTS Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them sprecic health-supporting properties

  • Eucalyptol
  • Alpha-pinene
  • Limonene


DIFFUSE Diffuse this fresh, crisp oil with herbaceous oils like Rosemary and Lavender, citrus oils like Grapefruit and Lemon or cleansing oils like Peppermint and Lemongrass:

  • Aveda: Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Rosemary
  • Spa Treatment: Eucalyptus Radiata, Grapefruit, Tangerine
  • Fresh & Clean: Eucalyptus Radiata, Tea Tree, Lemon
  • Resolutions: Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint, Lavender