Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic agent . Its powerful germicidal
properties effectively kill staphylococcus bacteria and have been used to
treat tuberculosis. Studies have prove that a two-percent dilution of
eucalyptus oil kills 70 percent of airborne staphylococcus bacteria.
Research scientists Dr Lindsey Gaunt and Sabrina Higgins from the University
of Southampton have found that eucalyptus essential oils can destroy
bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus
(staph) on surfaces.