5 Reasons to use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Make Eucalyptus part of your home pharmacy!

 

There are so many uses, but we're going to give you 5 Reasons to use Eucalyptus Oil and why it holds an honoured place in the family pharmacy. There are over 100 species of Eucalypt trees originating from Australia (where most Eucalyptus oils are distilled), varieties of Eucalyptus are found growing around the world. The most common and most recognizable by smell is Eucalyptus globulus. It has a lot of what's called 1,8 cineole in it, which has been well researched as a chemical component with significant therapeutic properties. It's also a very potent oil, so a little goes a long way!

Eucalyptus radiata is a gentler, more versatile essential oil. The globulus can overwhelm the breathing of a child with it's high content of 1,8 cineole. The radiata has much less of this chemical compound and still contains the healing power of a Eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus radiata is an oil 'specific to children and the elderly'. 

No matter if you want the sharp, clearing aroma of the globulus, or the softer, earthier radiata, here are

5 Reasons You'll be Using Eucalyptus at home:

1. Clear Your Stuffy Nose:

Long held as a great remedy for clearing the sinuses, Eucalyptus oil can be used for easing coughs, clearing sinuses and other respiratory issues. It's also an expectorant (helps to loosen up all that mucus), and anti viral to help you to breathe better and recover faster from colds and flu.

Try: Steam Inhalation for adults: Add two drops of eucalyptus to a bowl of steaming water. Cover your head with a towel and breathe deeply. 

Try: Vapor Rub for children. Add 8 drops of eucalyptus to 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil. Wait for oil to harden at room temp. Rub on chest and feet.

 

2. Away with Allergies:

Eucalyptus oil kills mold and cleans the air of unwanted microbes. An inhalation or diffusion of eucalyptus will work wonders for an allergy sufferer. Eucalyptus oil can be combined with other great allergy fighters, like Frankincense, Lemon, Fir Balsam, Black Spruce & Tea Tree.

Try: A drop in your hands, rub together and take a few deep breaths. 

Try: Adding eucalyptus oil to your home diffuser to help with allergen reduction.

 

It's aroma is invigorating, uplifting and energizing!

3. Soothe Sore Muscles:

If your muscles and body are achy, reach for Eucalyptus. Whether its from sports, work, sore back or accidents you can ease aches and pains with the powerful anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties of Eucalyptus. It increases circulation, reduces inflammation, and can address muscle spasms as well.

Try: 15 drops of eucalyptus into one tablespoon of carrier oil for a massage blend that you can rub into the sore area. 

 

4. Fight Fatigue:

Want a shot of energy. Take a deep breath of Eucalyptus. This oil increases circulation, wards off fatigue, gets you feeling energized and balanced. Eucalyptus gets your blood flowing is invigorating, clearing the cobwebs from your mind and sharpening your concentration.

Try: Add 15 drops of eucalyptus per cup of bath salts (see recipe) or just a few drops in the shower and kick start your body into positive, energetic mode!

 

 

5. You Feel Great!

You're not only physically supported by eucalyptus, but emotionally as well. Like a breath of fresh air on your mind, this oil can help you shift to a positive mindset, ease tension headaches and face your day with optimism and energy.

Try: Add eucalyptus to your home diffuser for the whole family to keep the air clean and increase the positive vibe. 

 
Caution: Do not apply Eucalyptus globulus on or near the face of a child under 5 years old, as it can be overwhelming, and slow down breathing.  It's ok to use diluted on the chest, or bottoms of feet, just keep off face, and no steam inhalation for the little ones.
        Caution: Do not ingest Eucalyptus. Do not apply Eucalyptus on infants or pets.
 


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