This essential oil comes from a class of broad-leaved herbs and plants like eucalyptus, paperback (Niaouli), lavender and melaleuca tree bark. Broad-leaved oil is used for dealing with insects, bacteria, fungi, inflammations and viruses. It is also effective for treating:
- Scratches, cuts, minor wounds, minor burns;
- Insect bites and stings;
- Rashes, allergies;
- Arthritic and rheumatic pain;
- Diarrhea, stomach aches; and,
- Bone injuries.
Broad-leaved oil is a known antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, abortifacient, carminative and emenagogue substance. It is also used as a component in soaps, veterinary medicines, insect repellents, incense, potpourri, food flavoring, porcelain paintings and perfumes.
Pro tips: Add 4 drops of broad-leaved oil to 10 ml of a carrier oil and use as a massage oil to help relax and invigorate sore and tensed muscles.