Eucalyptus Oil By Angela Montgomery
Eucalyptus oil is a great essential oil to have in your natural remedy arsenal. Eucalyptus oil has anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties. Eucalyptus oil can also be used as a decongestant to ease cough and cold symptoms. Inhaling vapor from a few drops of the oil helps to break up mucus. It is cooling and penetrating so it can help ease muscular pain, headaches, sinusitis, arthritis, and insect bites. Eucalyptus oil reduces swelling by helping to increase blood flow. It can also be used to repel insects. Eucalyptus oil should be diluted prior to topical use. It may be diluted with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive or almond oil. Eucalyptus oil is not for use during pregnancy or on children under 2.
5 Ways Eucalyptus oil can improve your health
1. Use it to replace anti-bacterial cleaners which can be harmful to your health
2 cups water
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
10 drops eucalyptus oil
2. Add to the laundry
Add 5 drops Eucalyptus oil to 1 cup white vinegar and add to you washer along with your normal laundry detergent.
This can remove viruses from clothing and linens. The vapors of Eucalyptus oil will be left on the clothing and linens after
washing. Inhaling the vapors can ease symptoms during cold and sinus trouble.
3. Compress to Relieve Headache
Fill a large bowl with cold, but not icy water. Sprinkle in a couple of drops of Eucalyptus essential oil. Swirl a washcloth in the
water, then gently wring it out.
Place the washcloth over the forehead and leave for 10 min. Refresh as necessary as the cloth warms up.
(From Creative Spa by Cheryl Coutts and Ada Warren)
4. Relief from Fainting
Aromatherapists suggest placing a drop or two of eucalyptus oil on a cloth and holding it under the nose to revive someone who has fainted.
5. Bronchial and Cough Relief
Inhaling the vapors of Eucalyptus oil can help treat bronchitis and coughs. Boil a pot of water, remove from heat and add a few
drops of Eucalyptus oil to the water. Place a towel over your head and place you head over the water. Inhale the steam for several
minutes. (Stay a safe distance from the water and pan to keep from getting burned of course!)
Have you used Eucalyptus oil in any of these ways? What is your favorite use for Eucalyptus oil?
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