Eucalyptus essential oil is one of my favorite oils to put in my diffuser. I often run our diffuser in our bus and like eucalyptus because it smells great and kills bacteria and viruses that might make us sick.
Eucalyptus oil is a common ingredient in treatments for respiratory problems and congestion. It is antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. The oil is used to treat colds, asthma, sinus problems, nasal congestion, coughs, and runny noses.
Eucalyptus oil is derived from the top branches and leaves of the eucalyptus tree. In Australia it is also referred to as Australian fever tree or blue gum tree. Eucalyptus trees and its oils have been used for centuries by the Aborigines, owing to its many topical applications and medicinal treating respiratory problems and mental exhaustion.
Eucalyptus oil has an extremely strong scent which many find appealing. This means that it can be added to perfumes and other products to add a pleasing aroma. For some, this fragrance also has some very soothing properties that help them relax.