Eucalyptus oil is a pure essential oil that has practical and industrial uses, as well as healing properties. It comes from a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia, with global eucalyptus oil production mainly from Eucalyptus globulusor "Blue Gum."
Research suggests that eucalyptus oil may help to ease joint pain. In fact, many popular over-the-counter creams and ointments used to soothe pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis contain the essential oil.
The oil helps to reduce pain and inflammation associated with these conditions. It may also be helpful to people experiencing back pain or recovering from a joint or muscle injury.