Eucalyptus is well-known for its clearing and anti-septic properties and is thus extremely useful during the winter months. Eucalyptus Radiata has a sweeter, more rounded aroma and is less likely to irritate the skin than the more common Eucalyptus Globulus. Eucalyptus is well-known for its clearing and anti-septic properties and is thus extremely useful during the winter months. It can be very effective in a steam inhalation to help congestion. Blended with Citronella or Cedarwood in an oil burner, Eucalyptus can help maintain an insect-free BBQ! Alternatively, try the lemon-scented Eucalyptus Citriodora as a very powerful natural insect-repellent. Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the fresh or partly dried, long and narrow leaves of the tree. Main Theraputic Properties:Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antifungal, Antiviral, Immune tonic, Antirheumatic. Directions:Try adding 2 drops Eucalyptus, 1 drop Roman Chamomile and 1 drop Lavender to a bowl of just-boiled water. Lean over the bowl (not too close) with a towel covering your head and inhale the vapours for a few minutes. Alternatively, blend the same oils in two teaspoons of Sweet Almond oil and massage into the chest and back.