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.
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.
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.