doTERRA Eucalyptus Essential Oil Review and Uses

Most people when they hear the word “eucalyptus” think of cute koalas nibbling on leaves in a tree. But eucalyptus, also known as Eucalyptus radiata, has many healing antibacterial properties that can also promote clear breathing and alleviate dry and scratchy throats, making this a particularly great way to combat seasonal allergies.

Eucalyptus, when applied directly, may cause some people’s skin to react, but if you dilute with a carrier oil such a fractionated coconut oil, you can reduce sensitivity. To breathe easier, add several drops of oil to a diffuser to start to feel the benefits.

Historically, Aborigines used the leaves of the eucalyptus to heal most wounds, as it has potent antibacterial properties, which lead pharmacists to want to work with the plant and distill it for its beneficial properties as long ago as the 1800s.

Eucalyptus oil is useful for a broad range of ailments and conditions, including colds and flu, allergies, cleansers, and wound treatments.

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doTERRA Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil - 15 mL
  • Helps calm and soothe dry, scratchy throats

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Try using doTERRA's Eucalyptus Radiata oil in these applications:

Air Freshener

Place a few drops of oil in a diffuser for fresher, cleaner air, or add 2–3 drops to a spray bottle of filtered or distilled water and spray it to reduce pet odors and stale smells.

Cold and Flu

There are a couple of ways you can help yourself when you have a cold or flu symptoms. Keep a diffuser near your bedside to reap the benefits while you sleep; you’ll be able to breathe easier. For a more potent and immediate effect for acute cases, you can make a steam bath for yourself. Add ten drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of boiling water, put a towel over your head and deeply breathe in the steam for 5–10 minutes.

Healthier Hair

Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to coconut or olive oil to make a refreshing blend that will moisturize and provide a rejuvenating effect on your scalp. The antiseptic properties will also fight against dandruff and a dry, itchy scalp. Also, if you have lice, eucalyptus can serve as a natural alternative instead of chemical additives.


Medical studies have shown that the oil can treat sinusitis when taken orally. Make a mouthwash of eucalyptus oil in water and gargle to alleviate a sore, itchy throat.

Bug and Mosquito Spray

Fight insects with this recipe:​

  • 8 drops lemon bush oil
  • 8 drops African bluegrass oil
  • ​8 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 8 drops catnip oil
  • 4 drops peppermint oil
  • 4 ounces distilled water

Combine the oils and water in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray as needed to ward off insects and soothe bites.

Breathe Freely

For a topical chest rub that helps you breathe easier, combine:

  • 2 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 2 drops cedar oil
  • 4 drops frankincense oil
  • 4 drops juniper berry oil
  • 1-ounce carrier oil

Blend the oils and apply directly to the chest, or you can eliminate the carrier oil and diffuse for a therapeutic inhalant.

Stain Remover

Eucalyptus is useful very useful as a spot remover on fabrics, including carpets. Remember to spot check before you apply to a large area.

Treat Wounds

As we mentioned earlier, eucalyptus has many antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it a great solution for treating injuries such as cuts and scrapes. Use as is or dilute it with a carrier oil for a soothing salve.

Clearly, using doTERRA’s eucalyptus oil is versatile and powerful, and the concentrated, pure oil makes for a great solution to allergies and other ailments. Watch out for any skin sensitivity, but give it a try and see what a difference it makes. 

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See our main buying guide to find out more uses for eucalyptus essential oil.


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