Amazing Health Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is colorless. It is obtained from the fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree. Scientifically classified as Eucalyptus Globulus, it is also known as fever tree, blue gum tree or stringy bark tree, depending on where it is located in the world. Eucalyptus was primarily native to Australia. Since then it has spread to other parts of the world like India, Europe, and South Africa. Due to the medicinal compound eucalyptol which is present in its makeup, it is used in a variety of over the counter drugs including rubs, inhalers, liniments, rash creams, and mouthwashes. 

Heals Wounds: Eucalyptus essential oil has antiseptic qualities because of its germicidal quality. Ozone is formed when it is exposed to air, which is a well-researched antiseptic. This oil is used for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions, and sores. It is also an effective salve for insect bites and stings. Besides soothing the affected area, it helps protect the open wound or irritated area from developing infections due to microbial activity caused by exposure to air.

Helps you breathe better: Eucalyptus Oil helps with common colds, persistent coughs, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties, which makes it a good ingredient in many medicines for respiratory ailments, Gargling eucalyptus oil mixed with warm water has been shown to be consistently effective in treating sore throats.

Eucalyptus leaves have medicinal properties.

Asthma, a respiratory condition that affects millions of people around the world have found the beneficial use of eucalyptus essential oil.  Massage 4 – 5 drops of eucalyptus onto the patient’s chest. The soothing effect of the aroma and vapors will calm the throat and dilate the blood vessels, which allows more oxygen into the lungs, restoring normal breathing. The anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus essential oil help the patient get relief from asthmatic symptoms. People with asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia, tuberculosis and other constrictions of the windpipe can be made to feel better by using eucalyptus oil.

Rejuvenate your Spirit: Eucalyptus oil creates a cooling and refreshing effect. Eucalyptus oil is a stimulant, which helps you rejuvenate and revitalize your spirit by removing exhaustion, mental sluggishness and lifting up the spirits of those feeling sick. Diffusing Swiss Mist Eucalyptus oil can be effective in helping relieve stress and mental disorders.

Eucalyptus essential oil helps stimulate mental activity by increasing blood flow to the brain. This oil is considered a vasodilator, which means that it increases the blood flow around the body by relaxing the blood vessels and allowing blood to circulate freely. More blood to the brain means more brain power, and eucalyptus essential oil is used in classrooms as a form of causal aromatherapy to help increase student focus and performances. There is a definite positive correlation between brain function and use of Eucalyptus essential oil.

Ease Muscle Pain: For those experiencing joint and muscle pain, massaging eucalyptus oil on the skin helps relieve stress and pain. It acts as an analgesic and is anti-inflammatory in nature. Patients suffering from rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments, and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and nerve pain can feel better using Eucalyptus oil. Massage the oil on the affected areas of the body.

Kills Lice:

Eucalyptus oil is an effective bug repellent. It is used as a natural treatment for lice. Mainstream products have dangerous chemicals that you don’t want being absorbed into your scalp and can be damaging to the hair. Use a few drops of eucalyptus oil through a lice-infested head to get a better and healthier solution against lice infection.

Nourish your hair by mixing a few drops of eucalyptus oil with coconut oil or other hair oil to refresh your scalp, and keep dandruff from forming.

Natural Dental Care:

Eucalyptus essential oil is very effective against cavities, dental plaque buildup, gingivitis and other dental infections owing to its germicidal properties. It is used an active ingredient in mouthwash, toothpaste, and other dental hygiene products.

Removes Intestinal Germs:

Eucalyptus oil is frequently used to remove germs in the intestine. Studies have shown that ingesting eucalyptus oil can prevent bacterial, microbial, and parasitic conditions, particularly in the colon and intestine.

Restores Skin health:

Eucalyptus oil can be applied topically to treat skin infections and it helps speed up healing.

Manage your Diabetes better:

Ingesting eucalyptus oil using it in soups can help control blood sugar. Diabetic patients suffer from lack of good blood circulation, resulting in the amputation of limbs or even death. Massage eucalyptus oil onto the skin topically, and inhale it as a vapor frequently to ease the constriction of blood vessels. The relaxing qualities of eucalyptus oil will benefit diabetic patients.

Relieves fever, congestion, and colds:

Eucalyptus oil is also used for treating fever and reducing body temperature. One of the common names of eucalyptus oil is “fever oil”. Combined with peppermint oil and sprayed on the body as a mixture proves effective against fever. It can also be used as a deodorant and a temperature reducer.

Pour Eucalyptus oil into a jug filled with warm to hot water and inhale. It will help remove severe congestion and cold. You can cover yourself with a sheet as you inhale to keep the water in the jug stay hot longer. Inhale for 5 – 10 minutes. Repeat twice daily till you start feeling better.

Uses in the Home:

Eucalyptus oil’s antiseptic and deodorant nature makes it a great room freshener for homes, offices, clinics, and hospitals. It helps kill bacteria and germs in the air while keeping the environment of the rooms clean and sterilized. Drops of this oil can be used with soap liquid to clean sinks and toilets to leave a bacteria-free, clean and refreshing smell.

Eucalyptus oil is frequently used in soaps, detergents, and household cleaners. This is because the oil has a pleasant, sweet aroma while acting as an antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial agent.

Eucalyptus essential oil has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. It can be used as a vapor rub or inhalant by massaging it onto the chest. It can relieve the symptoms of harmful infections like tuberculosis by helping clear the lungs and reducing inflammation in patients.

Aromatherapy and Relaxation:

You can add eucalyptus oil to your home hot/warm water bath for both adults and children. Private spas and saunas use this oil because of its refreshing and antiseptic attributes. The benefits of eucalyptus essential oil can be mostly accessed through the vapor when the oil mixes with the warm water, as well as topical application or ingestion.

There are still many less-researched areas of uses for eucalyptus oil. It can be applied to treat hay fever (a seasonal allergy), teen acne, endometriosis, and herpes simplex virus.

The use of eucalyptus oil in aromatherapy is growing in popularity because it blends well with other essential oils like thyme, rosemary, marjoram, lavender, cedarwood, and frankincense.

Dysentery and Stomach ache: can be eased simply by using a few drops of eucalyptus oil on the belly.  Pour the oil into your palm and rub it in on your belly using a circular motion which will help ease your stomach ache and discomfort.

Ear Inflammation: You can reduce ear pain by rubbing a few drops of eucalyptus oil around the outside part of the ear. Never drop oil directly into ear cavity.

Ease Shingle Pain: Shingles can be painful. This pain can be eased. Pour eucalyptus oil into a bowl of warm/hot water. Soak a warm wet towel and squeeze dry, then apply on the shingles affected areas to relieve pain. You can try dropping eucalyptus oil directly on a small area, on the shingles and wiping with a warm wet towel. If the condition gets worse, stop use at once. Usually, the antiseptic, antiviral properties of the eucalyptus oil will help the shingles heal faster.

Use with caution:

Using too much eucalyptus oil can be harmful. It can disrupt homeopathic treatments. People with allergic sensitivities can be affected by using eucalyptus essential oil, as it might cause airborne contact dermatitis. Always consult your doctor for advice, or have an allergy test done on your skin, the patch test, (apply on a small patch of skin) before using it topically. Some people can be allergic to Eucalyptus oil or other oils. Essential oils can be ingested by using it in teas or soups. However, if you feel stomach ache or discomfort happening each time you use it, stop ingesting it at once, as it may not be suitable for you.

4 Gift ideas for essential oils

  1. Thoughtful baby shower gift: Give a wall diffuser with lavender oil for mom and baby to help them relax, sleep better and longer at night.
  2. New Medicinal kit: Gift a medicinal kit with essential oils consisting of lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, camphor, peppermint, tea tree, cinnamon, orange, oregano, and frankincense.
  3. Sell a home! If you are a Realtor or new home builder, nothing means more to your buyer than a home that is inviting. Use any of these essential oils: clove, orange, cinnamon, eucalyptus to wow your buyers.
  4. Use in office spaces: Increase worker productivity and happiness, create a better office working environment, promote peace, stability, and happiness among co-workers by diffusing mild to medium notes of essential oils.

Outdoor Uses

  1. Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil mixed along with clove and cinnamon oils to kill pests on contact in your herb or kitchen garden.
  2. Natural mosquito repellent: Mix four drops each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make a natural bug spray and rub on exposed areas of skin.

20 Top Household uses of Essential Oils

Here are some great uses for essential oils, besides elevating your mood. If you know of other uses, please e-mail us and we will add those to our list here.

  1. Wonderful smelling home: Mix a few drops of clove, rosemary and orange essential oils in a diffuser when guests come over, and they will be amazed at how heavenly your home smells. Caution: Be considerate and don’t overdo it as some of your guests (like Seniors) may be sensitive to strong smells.
  2. Wash produce: To clean fruit and vegetables, add two drops of lemon oil and orange oil to a large bowl of water then wash.
  3. Home cleaner: Add six drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops and bathroom tiles to naturally disinfect.
  4. Clean kitchen smell: Add a few drops of clove, cinnamon or citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of water to get rid of cooking odors.
  5. Cleaner, spot-free dishes: Add a few drops of orange oil to your dishwasher each time, before washing for a spot-free rinse.
  6. Clean air in your home: Use cinnamon essential oil in a diffuser and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.
  7. Bathroom Freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in orange or lemon oil, in a small container, behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.
  8. Neutralize smelly sports gear: Add five drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next, add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use this mixture to clean bad sweat odors on jerseys, cleats and sports gear.
  9. Get rid of strong shoe odor: To get rid of the strong smell from shoes, add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil, and wipe to freshen them each week.
  10. Odor free fridge: To freshen up the fridge or freezer when cleaning, add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to warm water, then clean.
  11. Scent your wash loads going forward: Add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil per medium load. Your family will love you for it. Or if you live by yourself, you will feel happy and smile more often. Essential oils are known and proven to raise your spirits and make you feel cheerful all day long.
  12. Eliminate shower curtain scum: Using a spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil or orange oil with warm water. The anti-microbial properties will help prevent mold build up.
  13. Clean grimy and greasy pans: Add ten drops of lemon oil in a two cups of boiling water with one tablespoon of liquid soap, to help remove tough grime and grease, stuck on stubborn foods, from pots and pans. Let it soak overnight, before cleaning the next day.
  14. Carpet cleaner: Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with Borax for homemade carpet powder to get rid of strong pet smell or unusual odors caused by accidental spills or human sickness.
  15. Eliminate tobacco odor: To remove the foul smell of cigarette or pipe smoke, mix four drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus oil in warm water, fill a spray bottle and spray around the house.
  16. Eliminate mold: Add tea tree oil to your diffuser to kill mold and other pathogens in the air. Repeated use helps effective removal of airborne pathogens.
  17. Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil along with clove and cinnamon oils to kill pests on contact in your house.
  18. Bathtub scrub: Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for your bathtub, sinks, and toilets.
  19. Freshen your trash can: Put a cotton ball with four drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trash can to help decrease the odor in the can.
  20. Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a gallon of paint to remove fumes.