Eucalyptus Essential Oil –

The Eucalyptus Tree is commonly associated with koala bears, as Eucalyptus leaves are their main source of food. The tree goes by several nicknames such as Fever Tree, Blue Gum Tree, and Stringy Bark Tree, depending on its location in the world. Despite the multiplicity of Eucalyptus varieties, they share common characteristics including their fresh, crisp, clean, sweet and camphoraceous scents, which are sometimes further described as having hints of lemon, peppermint, or woody nuances.The shared trait that they are best known for, however, is the beneficial healing properties of their leaves, which have made this tree’s essential oils widely used as a traditional and natural medicine for centuries.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus var. globulus) essential oil is known for relieving cough, cold, allergies & respiratory infections, hence it is widely used in aromatherapy as a holistic healing agent. Eucalyptus essential oil also contains strong purifying properties that are advantageous for the skin and can be used to cleanse surfaces and the air.

 

Benefits of Eucalyptus –

Works wonders for Respiratory System –

Eucalyptol, the active component in Eucalyptus essential oil has proven effects in clearing throat & lung congestion. The aroma of the oil dilates the airways & promotes normal breathing in case of asthma. It helps with common cough, cold, flu & improves immunity.

Skin Benefits -

The oil has strong anti-microbial properties which makes it ideal for treating acne & skin infections. It is also an effective insect repellent & hence can be applied on skin to fend off mosquitoes & flies.

Decongestant –

It works on reducing build-up of phlegm in the lungs. Research suggests, it inhibits bacterial growth of strains of S. pneumonia, H. influenza, and parainfluenza. It promotes the secretion of sputum which helps decongest and breathe without wheezing. This is the reason Eucalyptus finds its rightful place as one of the key ingredients in cold medicines.

You can add it to the diffuser and take in the vapor if you are struggling to sleep with a congested chest.

Stress Buster –

Eucalyptus oil is a popular stimulant that removes mental stress and has a rejuvenating quality to it. Inhaling vapor of the eucalyptus oil improves circulation of blood to the brain organ.The powerful scent of eucalyptus essential oil refreshes the mind & helps in relieving anxiety. It helps in uplifting the mood & brings clarity.

Hair Benefits –

Eucalyptus essential oil helps in controlling excess oil secretion from the scalp. Due to its anti-microbial & anti-inflammatory properties, it treats dandruff, scalp infections & prevents hair fall. The oil also helps in solving the problem of muggy & sticky hair. Known for its anti-repellant and pesticide property, Eucalyptus oil lends itself as a potent medicine against hair lice. A 2017 study found it to be effective and safe in removing head lice.

Aromatherapy –

Eucalyptus oil is also used in making exotic bathing oils or oils especially used in aromatherapy for its scent, antiseptic, grounding and calming quality.Eucalyptus oil is a potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory oil occurring in nature. The study carried out by a Brazilian University in 2003 stated that eucalyptus oil ‘possess central and peripheral analgesic effects as well as neutrophil-dependent and independent anti-inflammatory activities. These initial observations provide support for the reported use of the eucalyptus plant in Brazilian folk medicine.’

Using eucalyptus essential oil in a diffuser

It will help in easy breathing & will also promote an insect free surrounding.Oils that Blend Well with Eucalyptus Essential OilEucalyptus blends wellwith ThymeRosemaryMarjoramLavender, and Cedarwood essential oils for diffusion.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.