Eucalyptus oils are typically found and sourced from Australia which is where eucalyptus trees grow in which this essential oil is extracted from. It has been suggested that Australian Aborigines were the first to discover this natural remedy and were known to have used it for a range of medicinal purposes including treatment for respiratory problems and muscle pain relief. Uses for Rose Oil are not only restricted to health and healing, but as an air freshener within the home, as a beauty treatment and an aromatherapy aid for maintaining general well being. Read on to discover how you can benefit from its numerous curative properties.
Eucalyptus oil has proven very effective when dealing with respiratory problems such as congestion, asthma, and bronchitis because it contains strong anti-inflammatory and decongestant qualities.
*Simply apply a couple of drops on a cloth or handkerchief and inhale regularly. Alternatively you can add a few drops to your evening bath
Fever and Flu
Eucalyptus oil has been and is still widely used as a remedy to relieve fevers caused by infectious diseases. This essential oil also helps to improve lung function and reduce phlegm and therefore relieves symptoms and effects associated with the flu, common cold, and sinus infections.
*Make a cold compress and apply to the back of the neck, forehead, or chest. Be sure to only use a minimal amount as excess dose may cause a chilling sensation
Eucalyptus oil is a very common and popular form of massage treatment for relieving muscle pain and stress. This essential oil will help to soothe and alleviate stiffness, tense muscles, and even more serious conditions such as nerve pain and sprained ligaments. By massaging the oil directly on the problem area results in an almost instant relief.
*Using too much eucalyptus oil directly on the skin can cause irritation. Mix a few drops together with other massage oils before applying
Eucalyptus oil can be massaged directly into the scalp to stimulate blood flow. This can help to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth. Perhaps not the most common oil for hair, but it can still be beneficial.
If you want a more effective oil try something like almond, coconut, castor or olive oil for hair.
Eucalyptus oil contains strong germicidal qualities which help to fight off and kill bacteria. By using the oil on a daily basis it will prevent bacteria build up therefore preventing the formation of cavities while also keeping your mouth clean and odourless. Eucalyptus oil also provides relief for a sore throat by reducing irritation and discomfort.
*To use the oil as a gargling solution simply mix a few drops with warm water, gargle for a few minutes, spit out and rinse. Avoid swallowing.
Wounds and Bites
Eucalyptus oil contains powerful antiseptic qualities and for this reason is very effective for treating wounds, insect bites, stings, burns, and rashes. This essential oil has also proven to be very effective for use as an insect repellent.
* To treat the above conditions, apply a few drops of the oil to the bandage or dressing before covering the wound or effected area.
Eucalyptus oil acts as a nervous system stimulate which promotes concentration, enhances focus, and improves the ability to stay alert. This essential oil features a calming effect and helps to revitalise the mind, body, and soul. Eucalyptus contains rejuvenating qualities which help to relieve mental fatigue, tiredness, and lethargy.