- The orifice located in the oil bottle opening helps you follow correct dosages. It also helps prevent small children from accidentally swallowing large amounts of essential oil. If you suspect that a child has consumed a large quantity of oil, give them milk and seek medical advice.
- Seek the advice of a health professional before topically applying any oil to children that includes dilution directions on the product label.
- When applying a new oil, test 1 drop on a small patch of skin first (e.g., on the underside of the forearm). Skin sensitivity is highly individual. If the skin feels hot or turns red, apply a vegetable oil (V-6™ or olive) to the area to dilute. Washing the area with water is less effective.
- Use only 1 new oil at a time to determine how your body responds. Wait 30 minutes before applying another new oil.
- Certain oils may sting the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oil residue on the fingers may damage contact lenses or cause eye discomfort. If accidental stinging does occur, put 1–2 drops of pure vegetable oil into the eye.
- Avoid putting essential oils directly into the ears.
- Pure citrus oils may compound the effects of sun exposure. Limit prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for up to 12 hours (up to 24 hours for angelica and lime; up to 48 hours for bergamot) after applying these undiluted essential oils to the skin.
- Cosmetics, personal-care products, or cleansers with synthetic ingredients penetrate the dermal layers of the skin. Avoid applying essential oils to areas you use these products, as it may take these chemicals deeper into skin, fatty tissue, or the bloodstream.
- Avoid using essential oils on skin that has been damaged or affected by chemical burns.
- When adding essential oils to a bath, first mix 5–10 drops of essential oil to 1/4 cup of Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base or Epsom salt and then add to running water.
- Limit the diffusion of unfamiliar essential oils to 10 minutes/day, increasing the time after determining their effects. The length of time should depend on the size of the room and potency of the oils (see application chart).
Lemon essential oil is included in your Premium Starter Kit!
Eucalyptus is well-known for its uplifting, invigorating scent. It is often used in spas to refresh and revitalize the body through inhalation, and to support respiratory wellness. Australian Aborigines knew the benefits of using Eucalyptus and used the leaves of the plant to soothe physical and emotional discomfort. (Bonus! Try using Eucalyptus on sore muscles post-gym.) If you’ve looked for Eucalyptus in your Young Living Virtual Office or in the Product Catalog, you may have been surprised to learn there are more than one kind of Eucalyptus! In fact, there are over 700 different species of Eucalyptus.
Young Living features three- Eucalyptus Blue, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Eucalyptus Radiata. Which one should you use? Let’s discuss!
Eucalyptus Blue – Eucalyptus bicostata
Grown and distilled on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador, Eucalyptus Blue has well-balanced chemical constituents that make this species great for respiratory support. (Look at the ingredients in chest rub!) The native people of Ecuador use the disinfecting leaves of the plant to cover their wounds and keep bugs away. Because of its high Eucalyptol percentage, Eucalyptus Blue has a calming and invigorating effect when inhaled.
Try adding a few drops to your diffuser for a refreshing and relaxing experience, or inhale straight from the bottle for a quick pick-me-up.
Eucalyptus Globulus – Eucalyptus globulus
This species has a more earthy aroma than its counterparts. Young Living’s Eucalyptus Globulus is grown in China and also contains a high percentage of eucalyptol. (FYI- eucalyptol has long been used as an antimicrobial agent. A quick internet search will give you more information on this!) Eucalyptus Globulus is a great air purifier if you’re trying to stay above the wellness line during winter months. Its cleansing properties make it perfect to use in certain skincare products, too. Eucalyptus Globulus is one of the oils in Young Living’s R.C. blend.
I love to add Eucalyptus Globulus to my diffuser when I’m feeling a little under the weather. It definitely helps me feel like getting above my wellness line!
Eucalyptus Radiata – Eucalyptus radiata
Grown in Australia, Eucalyptus Radiata is a must-have for your self-care routine. It soothes muscles, and is the perfect oil for a quick post-workout massage. Its cool, fresh aroma is also perfect for post-workout routines. Whenever I diffuse Eucalyptus Radiata, it gives me a sense of wellbeing and I feel like I’ve spent a day at the spa. Eucalyptus Radiata is one of the oils in Young Living’s R.C. blend.
Eucalyptus Radiata is considered the most “mild” of the three, and is often preferred by oilers for their kiddos. However, be especially cautious around infants. Always dilute and follow safety guidelines! Consult with your trusted healthcare professional if you have any questions about using your oils on your children and infants.
In The Words of Young Living
Which species of Eucalyptus have you tried?
Which one is your favorite? I love my Eucalyptus Radiata, the best part of working out is having the excuse to rub some Eucalyptus Radiata and V6 on my muscles. How do you use your eucalyptus oil? Let me know below!
Do you think essential oils are a new age thing?
They aren’t! Essential oils have been around for centuries.