Of the hundreds of varieties of eucalyptus, eucalyptus globulus is the most common variety utilized in the world. This prolific plant has been lending the benefits of its essential oils to cultures for centuries and is considered the oldest medicine in Australia.
Eucalyptus is most popular in aromatherapy due to its long-standing use to help relieve symptoms in lung and other respiratory disorders. Even ancient peoples lauded eucalyptus for its ability to calm the mind and lungs with a few whiffs.
In modern times, you can get those same benefits by using eucalyptus in your diffuser to experience a strong piney smell that invigorates the lungs. Eucalyptus is popular during flu and cold season as a natural expectorant and decongestant. Eucalyptus is also a popular household cleanser and disinfecting agent due to its antimicrobial properties. Try mixing eucalyptus with holy basil essential oil for an invigorating scent that will wake you up no matter what the weather is doing outside.