If you've ever Googled “natural ways to relieve symptoms of a cold or flu” then you've likely seen Eucalyptus oil featured as one of the more popular ingredients. With it’s antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities, it’s no secret how powerful this colorless, and rather distinctive tasting oil is for treating medical ailments.
Distilled from the fresh leaves of the evergreen Eucalyptus globulus tree which is native to Australia, Eucalyptus oil is most commonly seen today in vapor rubs, cold and cough medications, and topical treatments.
Did you know? Depending on where in the world the Eucalyptus tree is located, it goes by many different names. A few of the more interesting ones are: the blue gum tree, fever tree, and stringy bark tree!
While it hasn’t always been a staple in aromatherapy, the benefits of Eucalyptus are endless, and it has therefore made its way into both aromatherapy and conventional medicine.
Let’s take a look at just three of the wonderful reasons you should be using eucalyptus oil in your home…
Germicidal, or germ destroying properties, make this essential oil a powerful antiseptic which means it’s ideal to apply to wounds, burns, cuts and abrasions, as well as insect bites. Not only will Eucalyptus essential oil soothe the area, it will help to further prevent infections too. Since Eucalyptus oil can burn sensitive skin, you should always remember to first dilute it in a carrier oil before applying on your skin.
If you’re suffering from the flu or any kind of stuffiness, you can find relief by inhaling steam with Eucalyptus. This is because Eucalyptus oil is a powerful decongestant, making it especially beneficial for asthma sufferers. Instead of fumbling around with drops of oil in your shower, our Eucalyptus Shower Mist makes it easy to help you open up your sinuses and wake you up. It’s easy to see why this is one of our most popular products!
If you’re feeling sluggish, tired or just a little blah, then you need to incorporate some Eucalyptus oil into your daily routine. Why? Simply by inhaling the oil you’ll be encouraging blood flow to the brain which goes a long way in helping to boost alertness, help you focus, increase your energy levels, and lift your spirits. It’s the perfect way to pick you up on a cloudy, dreary day!
These are just three of the excellent benefits of Eucalyptus oil. Share with us in the comment section below if you already use this oil, and how it helps you, we’re always happy to hear from our readers!