Eucalyptus Oil is also known as Eucalyptus globulus and is part of the Myrtaceae botanical species. The Eucalyptus tree is commonly found in Australia and Spain. The color of the eucalyptus essential oil is pale yellow to clear with a strong and fresh aroma. People best describe eucalyptus essential oil as cooling, stimulating, and clearing.
What are Eucalyptus Oil Benefits?There are a variety of therapeutic benefits for eucalyptus essential oil from skin to muscles, hair and our emotional well-being.
Eucalyptus oil benefits for skin
Eucalyptus oil can be beneficial for acne, burns, and shingles, but research supports that it can be helpful in reducing herpes simplex virus when combined with tea tree oil.
Eucalyptus oil massage benefits
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties eucalyptus oil can offer some pain-relieving benefits for muscles, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. You can find eucalyptus oil in Aromanthi's foot and body butter.
Eucalyptus oil for sinus, headache, and cough
The anti-inflammatory properties that eucalyptus contains is a common reason why many use it when we are sick.
You can find eucalyptus in Aromanthi's stuffy nose nasal inhaler, which includes other ingredients like sweet orange and grapefruit essential oils.
Eucalyptus oil for Candida
Because of its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties eucalyptus can be relieving when one has a yeast infection or UTI.
Eucalyptus oil for Gums
Eucalyptus contains antiplaque properties and may be useful for dental plaque formation.
Eucalyptus Oil How To Use ApproachesEucalyptus oil in humidifier
Apply a few drops in your aromatherapy diffuser, or humidifier to allow the aroma particles to fill the room. This is especially beneficial if you have a cold, or dealing with any respiratory related illness.
Eucalyptus oil bath
A few drops in a warm bath can be relaxing for aches and pains as well as candida related issues like yeast infection.
Eucalyptus oil shower steam
Whenever I have a cold or sinus infection I like to add 2 drops of eucalyptus oil with 2 drops of sweet orange, or grapefruit essential oil. As the steam fills the shower you can inhale the aromatic benefits.
Eucalyptus oil massage
We all know the benefits of vicks, but applying 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil with your favorite carrier oil as a chest rub can feel quite soothing. Don't forget the added benefit of massaging to other parts of the body like feet, neck, lower back and other commonly sore areas.
Side effects to eucalyptus essential oil
It is recommended not to use Eucalyptus essential oil with children as it can be toxic to their respiratory system, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal system. If you plan to use eucalyptus essential oil around children make sure the area is well-ventilated without direct contact to kids. Please avoid if they are severely asthmatic.
Can eucalyptus oil burn skin?
Proper dilution will not irritate skin, although if you have sensitivities test on a small area of on your arm first to see if you have a reaction.
Eucalyptus oil under nose may be too irritating. Use Aromanthi's Nasal Inhaler as a safer approach.
Eucalyptus essential oil can be found in the stuffy nose inhaler and citrus hand sanitizer. You can find both in our physical wellness collection.
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