We have a new variety of eucalyptus essential oil that we just started carrying at the store - eucalyptus radiata. The more common form of eucalyptus is eucalyptus globulus, which we’ve always had, but NOW Solutions has released the new radiata species of eucalyptus which we’re thrilled to carry.
The common eucalyptus globulus is more medicinal smelling, where the new eucalyptus radiata is slightly sweeter. I have both, but have found myself using the new eucalyptus radiata more frequently. I’d say the globulus form is better for colds and respiratory issues, where the radiata form is more for a spa experience.
One fantastic way to use eucalyptus oil is in the shower in the morning. I started using it a month ago, and don’t think I could ever be without it now- it’s so nice. Try putting a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the bottom of the shower in the morning (I say a few drops, but in honesty I give the bottle a few liberal shakes). The steam from the shower will combine with the eucalyptus oil, helping to open the sinuses and breathing passages as well as reduce lung inflammation. Eucalyptus oil is also extremely antibacterial and antimicrobial. It’s a simple thing to do to make your morning shower more enjoyable- I’d very much recommend trying it- it really helps you to feel refreshed and ready to start the day!