Eucalyptus essential oil has traditionally been used to relieve muscular aches and pains when used topically on the skin. It can also help reduce inflammations in the body and swelling based on a clinical trial conducted.
This oil can also improve respiratory conditions by opening your airways and making it easier to breathe. It can activate the nose's cold receptors and aid with your breathing when feeling stuffed up. Great to be used when sleeping to aid with decongested breathing.
It is known to be a strong expectorant, it can relieve symptoms of colds and flu when used in a steam inhalation.
When the allergy season comes along, Eucalyptus essential oil can help improve its symptoms because of its active components of eucalyptol and citronellal, which have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Eucalyptus oil also has immunoregulatory effects, helping the bodies immune response when it comes into contact with an allergen agent.
Caution: Do not ingest. Avoid completely if suffering from Epilepsy, an episode of seizure or a breakthrough seizure.
Organic Eucalyptus essential oil top benefits are:
Aids to cure wounds and rashes
Helps improve respiratory conditions
Can help to alleviate hay fever symptoms
Boosts mental clarity
Relieves coughs and can be used for colds and flu
Reduces muscular pains and inflammation
To assist on the relief of Colds & Flu, just boil water and put it in a bowl with 5 - 6 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil. Maintain a distance of 30cm from the bowl and cover your head with a towel to "tent" it. Breath through your nose for a minute or two. Breathe deeply for five to ten minutes and enjoy the relief.
Try diffusing it before bedtime by adding 5 - 7 drops on your diffuser while you sleep to help clear your breathing and improve sleep by easing the discomfort of your sinuses.
To be used as an expectorant, dilute 2 -3 drops in 4ml of carrier oil and rub it on your chest and back twice daily for the duration of the cold.
In the assistance of muscle pain relief, blend 5 drops of Eucalyptus in at least 2ml of carrier oil and apply directly on the sore area. Repeat at least three times a day for better effectiveness.
Its antibacterial properties allow it to be used as a natural household cleaner. Just add 20 drops into a litre of water on a spray bottle.