Native to Australia, Eucalyptus is a flowering tree whose leaves provide a number of healing properties. Now, Eucalyptus trees are grown all over the world and is one of the more popular oils. In addition to its healing properties, Eucalyptus has several other functions.
Congestion, Colds, and Fever:
For steam inhalation, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to steaming water to clear the lungs, airways, and stuffy nose; use a towel over your head and breathe. Or put a few drops in a diffuser when you have a cold.
Eucalyptus can help with respiratory conditions, reduce fever, fight infection, and relieve coughing. Mix with carrier oil and rub on your chest. It can also help heal a cold sore faster.
Keep insects away with eucalyptus. It’s an effective insect repellent. You can easily keep pests away simply by using eucalyptus in a diffuser.
To apply to your skin, mix purified or distilled water with a several drops of Eucalyptus oil in a small spray bottle. Or mix eucalyptus with carrier oil and apply to your skin. It’s helpful in repelling mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks.
From muscles to joints, eucalyptus is used for strains, sprains, backaches, and arthritis. Eucalyptus is anti-inflammatory, helping to decrease inflammation, and analgesic with a cooling sensation, relieving the pain. For a homemade pain remedy for joints and arthritis, mix 10 drops each of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils with 5 teaspoons for carrier oil. Rub into your trouble spots.
For sore muscles, mix 5 drops of eucalyptus oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage into any aching muscles, or add 20 drops to a spray bottle of water and rub in. Also try adding 25 drops of eucalyptus in a hot bath and soak.
To ease the tension of a sinus headache, eucalyptus essential oil eases the sinus pressure by opening nasal passages and clearing the sinuses. If stress is causing a headache, eucalyptus can help relax the muscles of your face and ease tension. Eucalyptus essential oil also gets rid of toxins in the body.
Mix with a carrier oil and rub in on your chest to help clear up your sinuses. Add a few drops in a diffuser or add to steaming water for steam inhalation.
These are just four of the many benefits you’ll get from eucalyptus essential oil. Its healing properties can be used in a number of ways. And when you make your own products and remedies, you’ve got natural ingredients to keep you healthy.