Eucalyptus oil is a powerful essential oil that has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and decongestant properties, amongst others.
Made from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree that are native to Australia, until recently, the oil was not very popular for use in aromatherapy, because not a lot of information was known about it. But this day in age, the many benefits that eucalyptus has have made it a lot more popular.
Some of the benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil include:
As an antiseptic
Eucalyptus oil is a germicidal, which can be used to treat sores, burns, cuts, ulcers and wounds. It also works well to heal the bites and stings of insect. The oil both disinfects and soothes wounds.
To Treat Respiratory Problems
As mentioned before, eucalyptus oil acts as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and decongestant , which means it can treat many respiratory problems like asthma, nasal congestion, sinusitis, bronchitis, and even complications from a cold.
In order to treat sore throats, you can gargle of eucalyptus oil and warm. Alternatively, you can massage a few drops of the oil into your chest or diffuse them into the air to treat any respiratory ailment.
To manage diabetes
Eucalyptus oil can help control blood sugar when taken orally and since it is a vasodilator, it can increase blood circulation, which is often a problem faced by diabetics. Anyone suffering from this disease can include the oil into their regimen both internally and externally through massage.
To treat fever
Eucalyptus essential oil can be used to bring down body temperature, especially when combined with peppermint oil, because of its cooling effect.
It can act as a natural stimulant
Because it is cooling and refreshing, it can perk you up when used for aromatherapy. It can also remove mental exhaustion, stress and improve mental disorders. Since it is a vasodilator, this essential oil actually increases blood flow to the body, including the brain, which causes your brain to become more stimulated.
For muscle pain relief
As mentioned before, eucalyptus essential oil fights inflammations, so it can relieve join and muscle pains. You can massage the oil in circular motion to any sore or stiff muscles, sprained tendons or ligaments, etc.
For Dental hygiene
The oil can fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis, which is why it is often included in toothpaste and mouthwash.
As a natural pesticide
Eucalyptus is a great bug repellent and can be used all around your home. It can even be used to treat lice in a much safer and gentler manner than regular head lice treatments that are offered commercially.
To treat intestinal germs
According to studies, this oil can fight bacteria microbes and parasites in the intestine and colon.
Why eucalyptus oil is our favourite?
To treat so many ailments, eucalyptus essential oil is a must have for your medicine cabinet. Find more essencial oils HERE.