Eucalyptus Essential Oil Blends

Eucalyptus Essential Oil Blends
Are you already loving essential oils and looking for an invigorating and refreshing essential oil to add to your collection? Or perhaps you're new to essential oils and are looking for an oil blend that can help refresh your breathing or help with some odor control in your home? Then you'll want to take a look at eucalyptus essential oil! Its fresh, earthy, and crisp scent can make it a perfect choice to add to a diffuser blend for diffusing throughout the day in your home or workspace! Trouble with muscle tension? Rubbing an oil blend with eucalyptus essential oil into areas of need can do wonders!

Did you know that eucalyptus essential oil originally comes from Australia? Native to the country, the tree is commonly known as the "gum tree" or "blue gum tree." In fact, it's estimated that over 700 species of eucalyptus exist in Australia. Australian aborigines used eucalyptus leaves to bind wounds and prevent infection and speed healing, as well as for purification and to dispel negative energy. Thanks to its abundance and popularity, Australia is the largest producer and exporter of eucalyptus essential oil in the world. So next time you enjoy its refreshing scent, give a little nod to our friends Down Under!

Not all of those species of eucalyptus trees are distilled and used for essential oils, though. The 3 types of eucalyptus essential oil available from the company I love and use ( Young Living™,
the world leader in essential oils. With their Seed To Seal guarantee, you know you're getting pure and premium products for your health! Click HERE to check them out!) are:

  1. Eucalyptus radiata essential oil, also known as narrow-leaved peppermint eucalyptus, has a more subtle and sweet scent compared to other eucalyptus varieties like blue or globulus. It's often preferred for use in aromatherapy because it is noted as a milder form of eucalyptus.
  2. Eucalyptus blue essential oil, also known as blue gum eucalyptus, has a strong and sharper scent. If I'm looking for a clear mind, I love to diffuse this one!
  3.  Eucalyptus globulus, or "common eucalyptus," has a bolder, more intense scent and is often used in cleaning products and industrial settings. I love to add about 5 drops of this one to my mop water!
I use all three varieties interchangeably, however eucalyptus globulous and eucalyptus radiata are less expensive than eucalyptus blue. Pick the one that you like the aroma of best and see what happens! 

Eucalyptus essential oil is popular in aromatherapy for good reason! It has been studied for its effect on breathing and congestion. According to this review on PubMed.org “Eucalyptus oil (EO) and its major component, 1,8-cineole, have antimicrobial effects against many bacteria,” and this review reports “1,8-cineole is a natural monoterpene, also known as eucalyptol. It is a major compound of many plant essential oils, mainly extracted from Eucalyptus globulus oil. As an isolated compound, 1,8-cineole is known for its mucolytic and spasmolytic action on the respiratory tract, with proven clinical efficacy. 1,8-cineole has also shown therapeutic benefits in inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “

Other eucalyptus essential oil benefits include:

  • muscle and bone support
  • air freshener
  • helps with pests
An easy way to see benefits to your breathing, head and muscle tension, or focus, is by adding eucalyptus to your diffuser. Try these easy diffuser recipes with eucalyptus:

For a refreshing breathing experience, add this blend to your aromatherapy diffuser!

Breathe Easy
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS
2 DROPS LEMON
2 DROPS PEPPERMINT

This eucalyptus blend can help give you an energy boost throughout the day. Diffuse anytime you need a pick me up! 

Energize Me
2 DROPS ORANGE
2 DROPS LEMONGRASS
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS

Try this eucalyptus and lemon oil blend that works well for clearing the mind and promoting focus!

Targeted Focus
3 DROPS LEMON
3 DROPS EUCALYPTUS

Add some Vetiver to balance and calm. This is one of my favorite Eucalyptus recipes to make in a roller ball and wear as a perfume when I'm working with my horses! It helps them remain calm and focused on me making for a great training session! Simply triple the recipe, add to a 10 ml roller bottle, and then fill up the remainder of the bottle with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. For a step by step guide to making a roller bottle, click HERE

Calm Focus
2 DROPS LEMON
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS
2 DROPS VETIVER

This Lavender and eucalyptus oil blend recipe will help keep you calm and refreshed at the same time! Lavender and eucalyptus oil blend benefits can also help you to navigate through distraction. I've also used this roll on as well as a focus blend for my pony who oftentimes has 'squirrel syndrome'. I rub some on my hand and let him inhale deeply for as long as he wants, then apply the leftovers to his poll before a training session. It really helps him dive in and pay attention!

Calm And Fresh
2 DROPS LAVENDER
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS
2 DROPS VETIVER

Eliminate unwanted odors and bring the garden in with this diffuser blend. 

Flower Power
3 DROPS EUCALYPTUS
2 DROPS GERANIUM
1 DROP VANILLA

This eucalyptus and lemon oil blend is one of my favorites for odor control! Anytime your house needs a refresh on aroma, diffuse this! 

Clean And Fresh
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS
2 DROPS CINNAMON
2 DROPS LEMON

No time to hit the spa? Try this blend to bring the spa to you!

Spa Time
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS
2 DROPS PATCHOULI
2 DROPS BERGAMOT

This oil blend is perfect for the porch, especially on warm summer nights!

Annoyance Away
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS 
2 DROPS CITRONELLA
2 DROPS KUNZEA

Download a PDF of these oil recipes so they're handy in your home. Click HERE 

I have a couple of oil blends straight from Young Living™, that I love! 

This blend is perfect to start off your morning routine!

Sun Salutation
4 DROPS EUCALYPTUS GLOBULOUS 
2 DROPS SPEARMINT 
2 DROPS VALOR™

Or try this blend for a refreshing energy burst!

Footloose And Fancy Free
3 DROPS CITRONELLA
2 DROPS EUCALYPTUS RADIATA
2 DROPS SPEARMINT 
2 DROPS BLUE CYPRESS

If you want to have fun creating your own blends, eucalyptus also pairs well with pine, blue tansy, rosemary, and spearmint essential oils. Happy diffusing!

And don't worry - eucalyptus is also safe to use topically when diluted properly with a carrier oil 
(for more info on carrier oils, click HERE). I love to make a roller bottle and rub on my chest for a natural breathing rub. Give this roller bottle a try and replace that popular, but not as healthy, vapor rub on the market!

Breathe Easy
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil

Add to a 10 ml roller bottle, fill up with a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) and rub on chest as needed. This blend works well for one of my older horses who has an occasional cough. I simply roll on his chest and rub in, in the mornin' and evening, for some respiratory support. 

This recipe works well for muscle or head tension.

Muscle Rub

10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
5 Drops Copaiba essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
fractionated coconut oil ( or add some extra strength to this by using Ortho Ease™ Massage Oil from Young Living™)

Add essential oils to a 10 ml roller bottle, and then fill up the remainder of the bottle with the carrier oil or Ortho Ease™. Rub on desired area and massage in. For head tension, rub behind the ears and on the back of your neck. 

I hope you enjoyed reading about eucalyptus essential oil.  Eucalyptus is an amazing oil with many applications - from diffusing to respiratory health to muscle tension to focus. I've shared over 8 of my favorite eucalyptus essential oil recipes with you today, but there are endless possibilities for what you can create. Be sure to grab the pdf download of the recipes HERE , so that you can have them on hand. If you have any favorite uses or benefits of eucalyptus oil, please share in the comments!

If ya don't have Eucalyptus  essential and would like to purchase, simply click HERE. (This is an affiliate link and I earn a small commission from your order at no cost to you. I put all three in this bundle so you can check them out and pick the one that calls to you most..or try all three! Thanks for supporting my small business! I'm so excited to help you get started, that I'll connect with you once you order and send you something special!)