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.

Beautify your skin with Essential Oils

Your skin, your beauty, your appearance matters. Having healthy, radiant skin helps you feel better about yourself. This increases your confidence levels and performance levels. Swiss Mist all natural essential oils are carefully crafted to give you a rich glowing skin experience. Read this to find out ways on how you can have healthier, natural skin, free of blemishes and impurities.

  1. Remove Acne, Clear your skin: A few drops of Swiss Mist Tea Tree Essential oil (melaleuca) mixed with witch hazel helps clear blemishes and impurities on skin. Nothing happens overnight. Continue applying Tea Tree oil on a cotton ball to rub on your face to help your skin clear impurities gradually and grow new skin cells. Applying Tea Tree oil in excess can dry out your skin. Mix Tea Tree oil drops with a tablespoon of raw honey to use as an effective skin exfoliant. Wash with warm after after 15 minutes. Repeat this treatment once every two days.
  2. Reduce formation of Cellulite: Rub a mixture of unscented body lotion mixed with Tea Tree to reduce formation of cellulite on your thigh area.
  3. Natural Fragrance for Clothes and body: Use a few drops of Lavender, Clove Bud Oil, or Lemongrass Oil to rub on your body or spray on your clothes having mixed it in warm water and allow to dry. Swiss Mist will also be arranging to get Jasmine Essential Oil for ladies.
  4. Natural Mouthwash: Add about 6 drops of Swiss Mist Peppermint essential oil to half a cup of warm water, stir it in and use as a natural mouthwash to do a final rinse, after rinsing repeatedly with plain warm water. Do this daily before going to bed to keep your spouse happy. It freshens breath and keeps your relationship vibrant.
  5. Natural Shampoo: Mix Swiss Mist Lavender or Eucalyptus essential oils with Aloe Vera Gel and Coconut milk. Make small batches that lasts for about a week. Use it to rinse hair and scalp.
  6. Natural Deodorant: Cedarwood, Lemongrass and Clove essential oils are great for men. Lavender and Tea Tree oils are great for women. Apply / Dab a few drops of these essential oils, you can also mix them up to rub on your body at any time. Rubbing natural, essential oils before going to bed, helps change and relax your mood instantly.
  7. Sugar/Sea Salt Scrub: Mix drops of Tea Tree oil or Almond carrier oil with Sea salt or sugar to make your own scrub for facial and upper body exfoliation. You can also use it for your legs.
  8. Natural Body Spray Mist: Add 10 drops of your favorite Swiss Mist essential oil to water and use it in a spray bottle to have a pleasant fragrance to spray on your body. Spray when needed.
  9. Reduce Itchiness on Scalp: Kids experience itchiness on their scalp. Sometimes, even adults do. Mix Lavender essential oil, Cedarwood or Basil oil to your shampoo to alleviate itching on scalp.
  10. Grow thicker hair: The 7 best essential oils that promote thicker hair growth are: Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile, Cedarwood, Clary sage, and Lemongrass. Adding any of these oils to shampoo helps naturally thicken your hair volume.
  11. Healthier Nails: Make a mixture of essential oils, 10 drops of Frankincense, Lemongrass, myrrh into 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil and rub on nails with a nail brush.
  12. Tighten your skin: Make your skin look younger by erasing wrinkles using Natural Essential Oils that Swiss Mist carries. Mix 5 drops of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils with a face lotion and apply to face, even under the eyes. Avoid direct contact with eye and mouth. Do not apply on lips. Swiss Mist will be making available Sandalwood essential oils in the near future. Essential oils provide rich nutrients to your skin make it tighter, less wrinkly and giving you a much youthful look.
  13. Common Cold wash out: Mix 5 drops of Lavender along with 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oils to massage into your scalp when you have a common cold. Leave the mixture in your scalp for about 7 minutes Then wash the mixture out in the shower, using warm to hot water and a mild shampoo. It helps you feel better.
  14. Reduce Dandruff: A mixture of Lavender essential oil with Rosemary and 3 tablespoons of Vitamin E oil can be massaged gently into your scalp twice a week. This will help reduce your dandruff problem and help you get a vibrant, healthy scalp.
  15. Facial scrub: Mix ¼ th cup Yogurt, ¼ th cup cornmeal, 5 drops of Patchouli, Grapefruit and Swiss Mist Lavender oils. Apply to face, leave for 30 minutes before washing it off.
  16. Reduce Stretch Marks: This helps pregnant women and people who are trying to lose weight with tightening their skin. Mix drops of Swiss Mist Frankincense, Myrrh, and Grapefruit essential oils with coconut oil and rub generously on stretch marks to make your skin appear youthful again. This rich mixture will help your skin tremendously. Stop application if you have over sensitive skin.
  17. Nourish Dry Cracked Feet: Apply 5 drops of Lavender oil and 5 drops of Frankincense oil to mild body lotion or coconut oil to rub on the sides of your feet, over cracked skin, to help heal them gradually. Notice this healing is not that of a disease, but nourishing your skin and making better your skin from cracking and bleeding. If you are using Vaseline, that works too, but do not mix with essential oils. Essential oils help nourish your skin better when mixed with body lotion to give you better results and healthy feet.
  18. Minimize Age Spots: Swiss Mist Frankincense essential oil can be applied using a cotton ball two times daily. Put 4 to 5 drops of oil on the cotton ball and dab it on the age spots on your skin to help reduce them gradually.
  19. Mouth freshener: Mix Lemongrass and Peppermint essential oils and rub on your teeth using a soft swab cloth. Then rinse with warm water after 2 minutes. Do this daily to keep your breath fresh.
  20. Rich & Natural Hair conditioner: Mix 10 drops of Lavender oil along with 15 drops of Frankincense oil into a small plastic bag. Place it in warm to hot water to heat up these oils. Then hold the plastic bag upside down and let it drip on your head. You can tear the small plastic bag or cut it with scissors at one end to rub all the oil mixture on your hair. Rub it with medium strength into your scalp and wait for 20 to 30 minutes. Catch up on reading a book or practicing piano, guitar, or watching your favorite T.V comedy show. Then go wash it off with shampoo in warm to hot water shower.
  21. Relieve Nausea: If you are extremely sensitive to smells, strong odors, breathe in Swiss Mist Peppermint or Eucalyptus essential oils by dripping 5 drops onto a tissue and rubbing it to make it active. You can also rub this on your neck and upper chest areas. Lavender essential oil can also help you relax and overcome that nauseating feeling. (Keep this handy if you visit hospitals or other places where you cannot tolerate strong smells). Breathing in natural essential oils helps your body to relax and calm yourself.