Eucalyptus dives is a unique essential oil that I love having in my collection.
It's especially good for reducing thick mucus--great for that cold or flu that you just can't shake and the congestion is driving you crazy! You can steam with it, put it into a chest rub, dilute it in an unscented lotion and massage your feet with it, or simply diffuse it.
It has a lovely camphoraceous, minty aroma that differs from all the other Eucalyptus species.
Eucalyptus is best used with children over 10 years old and adults. For young children, you can diffuse it (instead of using the steam). Just be sure to diffuse it away from the faces of young children, or to replace it with a gentle oil like Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana).
Eucalyptus dives Steam Blend
10 drops Eucalyptus dives
10 drops Siberian Fir (Abies siberica)
10 drops Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora)
This undiluted combination of oils becomes your "stock bottle." Use one drop total from the stock bottle in a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head and the bowl, close your eyes and breathe. Be sure the water is not too hot and your skin feels comfortable with the steam. I usually steam for about a minute. Great way to clear your head!