Simple Home Distillation of Plant Material To Make Potent Pure Essential Oils at a Fraction of Your Shop Purchase.
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It is a very simple process involving heating the plants in boiling water to extract the essential oils. The method shown involves using a pressure cooker with a 10mm copper coiled tube immersed in cold water.
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Eucalyptus Information: Safety
Undiluted eucalyptus oil’s toxicity level depends on the size of the person consuming it, but tiny amounts can be dangerous, according to authors of a 2012 study published in “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.” For an adult, a dose ranging from .05 to .5 milliliters per kilogram of body weight is probably lethal. Children have experienced severe eucalyptus poisoning after ingesting 4 to 5 milliliters of pure essential eucalyptus oil.
While this and other oils have been used around the World for centuries and I can remember having olbas oil and Vick Vapor rub plastered all over me as a very young child, this oil produced is far stronger and might not be safe applied directly to a child’s skin without diluting in a carrier oil.
This Eucalyptus Essential Oil is used in medicines, foods, cosmetics and hair products to mention but a few.
It can help to ease bronchitis, flue and cold symptoms and troublesome coughs. It is also a fantastic insect repellent and a few drops on cotton buds placed in the corners of a room can rid your home of flee infestations. It is also useful for relieving insect bites, aching muscles and joints and adding a drop or two in water to soak tired feet will not disappoint them.
The hydro-sol–distilled milky water from distilling process mixed with a few drops of oil and shaken vigorously can eliminate and repel many pests from carpets, furniture, pet bedding, though applying it directly to cats fur or food because it is listed as being toxic for cats.
This mixture of hydro-sol and eucalyptus oil can also prove to be a gardeners organic weapon against vegetable and fruit pests, especially useful in green houses where insects can become a great nuisance.
It is very effective at repelling mosquito and other biting insects when rubbed on skin and dropped onto clothing, perhaps sprayed inside a tent when camping.
Eucalyptus Oil Uses
Relieves stubborn mucus and coughing topical application to chest and neck and steam inhalation adding drops to small bowl of hot water with towel placed over head.”Eucalyptus.
Clears sinuses and nasal passages of congestion.
It is a powerful antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasite aid.
It can be used in hair wash, add a drop or two to a hot bath. Add to sauna / hot room to freshen air.
Elimination of head Lice Its natural insecticidal properties make this among one of the little known uses of eucalyptus oil.
It’s uses indeed are remarkable, it has been used in vapour rubs, tiger balms, inhalers, cough medicines, and many other medicinal products since some of it’s properties were first discovered in Australia.
The Koala Bear eats eucalyptus leaves, forming it’s main diet.
The antiviral properties of this essential oil make it a useful aid to combating viral infections, particularly those affecting the respiratory tract.
There are many published articles in Pubmed and elsewhere that elaborate on the awesome properties of this oil: