Getting Down to Essentials: Eucalyptus Oil

Are clients ready for muscle pain relief after all the holidays? Putting up and taking down the tree and lights can affect muscles and joints. Even if decorating was not on the agenda, many clients may have been off their regular workout routine what with all the parties, shopping trips and other holiday activities filling their days. If your body goes 10 days without exercising, muscle atrophy, or muscle loss, can happen.[1]

To help relieve clients’ muscle and joint aches and pains turn to the healing powers of eucalyptus essential oil. The oil of tall trees of the myrtle family native to Australia, Tasmania, and nearby islands has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce inflammation in joints, muscles, and other inflamed tissues. The ingredient in Eucalyptus Essential Oil responsible for these properties is cineole, which is a natural monoterpene. Since Eucalyptus Essential Oil has a cooling effect when applied to the skin, it is a powerful analgesic (pain reliever) when used topically.

Research supports pain relieving benefits

A study conducted on a new product of counterirritant, Eucalyptamint suggests the pain-relieving benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. The study involved 10 participants with an average age of 34 +/- 6 years. Eucalyptamint was applied to the anterior forearm skin of one side and a placebo was applied to the contralateral forearm.

Subjective feelings, cutaneous blood flow, and skin temperature were measured before and periodically after the application of the Eucalyptamint. Muscle temperature was measured before and 30 minutes after the application of the compound. There was no significant effect on the subjective sensation. However, there were statistically significant increases in cutaneous blood flow and skin temperatures after the application of Eucalyptamint. Muscle temperature also increased significantly 30 minutes after application.

According to researchers, the study results suggest that Eucalyptament “produced significant physiologic responses that may be beneficial for pain relief/and or useful to athletes as a passive form of warm-up.” [2]

Anti-anxiety properties

Eucalyptus Essential Oil also is believed to lower stress levels. In one study, 62 healthy people experienced significant reductions in pre-surgery anxiety after inhaling Eucalyptus Oil. Eucalyptol in Eucalyptus has been found to have anti-anxiety properties. [3]

BIOTONE products with Eucalyptus Oil

Because of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a very desirable ingredient for several BIOTONE muscle and joint pain-relieving massage products.

Muscle & Joint Relief Therapeutic Massage Creme: This revolutionary therapeutic creme utilizes naturally healing ingredients to provide the ultimate massage for clients with sore joints and aching muscles. It contains the ground-breaking ingredient Glucosamine which has been associated with the support of healthy tissue and joints.

Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Gel Massage Gel: This gel is ideal for sore joints and aching muscles. Helps to promote joint wellness and give soothing relief to strains, sprains, and other injuries. Smooth, even glide without a greasy feel.

Polar Lotion: Made with 6% menthol for deep-cooling, fast-acting pain relief.  Nothing soothes as quickly or as thoroughly as Polar Lotion - a new therapeutic lotion that brings long-lasting, deep-cooling relief to massage. Fast-penetrating, it immediately quiets aching, inflamed, or sore areas to bring overall comfort. Ideal for sports training, physical therapy, or combined with a stretching program.

Sore Muscle Relieving Customizing Complex: Relieve sore muscles with this analgesic blend that helps improve circulation, fight inflammation and replenishes energy.





[1] Jespersen JG, Nedergaard A, Andersen LL, Schjerling P, Andersen JL. Myostatin expression during human muscle hypertrophy and subsequent atrophy: increased myostatin with detraining. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2011 Apr;21(2):215-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.01044.x. PMID: 19903317.


[2] Hong CZ, Shellock FG. Effects of a topically applied counterirritant (Eucalyptamint) on cutaneous blood flow and on skin and muscle temperatures. A placebo-controlled study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 1991 Feb;70(1):29-33. doi: 10.1097/00002060-199102000-00006. PMID: 1994967.

[3] Davidson, Katey, “7 Impressive Benefits of Eucalyptus Leaves,” healthline, August 7, 2019.