Eucalyptus for Winter Wellness

Eucalyptus for Winter Wellness
This fresh, purifying essential oil packs a punch for respiratory support and immunity. Easy to use and incredibly affordable, it is a must have for winter wellness!

Diffusion: Diffuse 10-15 drops with water in an ultrasonic diffuser, or try 3-4 drops around the shower basin for an aromatherapy steam treatment. Breathe deeply and enjoy!


Vapor Rub: Blending 1-5 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus in a pump of base oil/lotion makes for a quick and simple vapor rub. Apply to chest and nose area for best results.


Massage Oil: Blend 20-50 drops Eucalyptus with 1oz of your favorite plant oil. Massage into joints and muscles to fight soreness and aches – great after exercise or strenuous exertion!

Did you know? Eucalyptus Globulus contains high levels of 1,8 Cineole, a key component of many essential oils traditionally used for immune and respiratory support. Eucalyptus Globulus is also known as Blue Gum Eucalyptus.

Pranarom USA offers three varieties of Eucalyptus essential oil: Globulus, Radiata, and Citriodora. Visit our website for more information on all three!

Article by: Hanna Stensgaard

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