Phew!! It’s been a while since our last post. It’s taken longer than expected, but we are back. For those of you who have been enquiring about what we’ve been up, we’ve set up a page on this site giving some details on the charity work we’ve been involved with.
But getting back on to the subject of oils from the Amazon region and Ecuador…In this post we check out Eucalyptus Blue.
Eucalyptus Blue is harvested from trees found deep in the Guayaquil jungle in Ecuador and the leaves are then taken to to the Young Living farm, also in Guayaquil, to be distilled for their oil. Eucalyptus Blue (or Eucalyptol Natriol Azul if you want the scientific name) is high in Eucalyptol, Limonene and Alpha-pinenes. Apparently it is a cross between two other species: Eucalyptus Citriodora and Eucalyptus Globulus. 
An interesting feature of this oil is that unlike many eucalyptus oils, it does not cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to Eucalyptol. It also won’t make your eyes water, like many other types of eucalyptus oil.
So what can it do for us?
The native people of Ecuador traditionally used Eucalyptus Blue leaves to cover wounds and to repel insects.
Some of you will have guessed that because of its Eucalyptol content, this oil will be handy for dealing with respiratory conditions. Well that’s spot on. It’s included in the Breathe Again Roll-on, a powerful blend of oils made up to support the respiratory system.
It’s listed in the Essential Oils desk reference as having anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. At a 2009 conference, Gary Young related an experience he had with Eucalyptus Blue:
“When we were filming in the Middle East on my recent trip, I was fighting a terrible candida-related cough (it could have been mould spores or something). It became pneumonia, and I was filling up with fluid. … I had my Eucalyptus Blue (which I was going to give away as gifts). I put 10 drops of Eucalyptus Blue in my mouth – wow, I was blowing smoke rings!!! It was so remarkable, for the next few days I’d put 3-4 drops in my throat, let it run down, then a couple of drops under my tongue. It opened my lungs and respiratory tract, and the coughing stopped within 2 days. I’ve never had those results with any other Eucalyptus…..So use 1-2 drops of Eucalyptus Blue in your mouth, use it in Raindrop fashion up the spine, rub it on your kid’s feet. It’s a natural antibiotic. You can add it to the Thieves oil. I’ve sprayed my throat with the Thieves spray, then added a drop or two of Eucalyptus Blue under my tongue. Eucalyptus Blue gives a greater permeation in the buccal and nasal cavity – more so than with Thieves. You can even try Eucalyptus Blue with Peppermint.”
Applying Eucalyptus Blue
We’ve just seen how Gary Young took the Eucalyptus Blue internally. If you’re not comfortable with that there are alternatives. In terms of its fragrance, Eucalyptus Blue has a fresh and invigorating aroma. Try adding it to a diffuser and placing it in your bedroom, your living area or even a workspace, and see what a difference it makes. Even just inhaling it from the bottle will help. You could even try applying it around the chest area, if for example you’re suffering a chest infection.
Here are some examples, from Oil-Testimonials.com, of how other people have used Eucalyptus Blue:
Sinus infection cleared up, Tiffany Dowell, WI, United States
Eucalyptus Blue for sinus pain , Janice Erhart, WY, United States
If you would like to obtain this essential oil, visit our product site. Contact us if you have any questions concerning it or you would like to join our mailing list. Next post we look at Dorado Azul.
Till Next time
Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed here does not
constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care. Where essential oils are mentioned, it’s recommended you use only pure, unadulterated therapeutic grade essential oils and follow the safety directions of the manufacturer.
 p 2.34, Chapt 7, Essential Oils Desk Reference, 5th Edition