Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Until recently I didn’t know much about eucalyptus essential oil other than it was excellent at helping with a cold I could not shake but it has so many benefits for the body and the home.

It is a great multitasking essential oil that needs to be added to your collection.

The eucalyptus tree is native to Australia and once the oils are extracted, the bark is used for paper making and the wood is used as fuel and timber.

Here are some of my favorite benefits of Eucalyptus essential oil.

Benefits for the Body

Respiratory Symptoms

Eucalyptus is a powerful natural decongestant, which makes it perfect for helping to treat respiratory symptoms, it’s my go-to especially when I have a cold, it is one of the most effective essential oils against respiratory conditions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, the common cold, cough or the flu.

Eucalyptus essential oil improves many respiratory conditions because it helps the immune system by providing antioxidant protection improving respiratory circulation.

Eucalyptus makes it easier to breathe when the nose is stuffed up or is running because it activates your nose’s cold receptors and when you are feeling congested and unable to breath eucalyptus can help with getting some sleep.

Adding a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil into a nebulizing diffuser can help to break up congestion, making it easier to expel from the body.

Boosts Energy

Eucalyptus oil has stimulating, soothing and purifying properties, which is why it can be used to boost energy and mental clarity.

It can help to clear your airways allowing more oxygen into your lungs and relieve brain fog when you are feeling sluggish throughout the day. 

Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser

Soothes Muscle and Joint Pain

Eucalyptus essential oil is a stimulant that can help increase blood circulation, providing pain relief.
When using in a diffuser, the natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory can work to soothe pain and lower the swelling that causes the body to feel sore.

Improves Earaches

Eucalyptus oil helps to unclog your respiratory tract and has antimicrobial properties that help to clear up ear infection symptoms and earaches.
These oils cannot be applied alone as it can burn or desensitize the sensitive membranes found within the ear, dilute essential oils by mixing them with a carrier oil like Olive oil or Jojoba oil.

Essential oils can be used in their pure form, but just not directly in the ear, instead use a cotton ball dipped in warm olive oil, add a drop or two of Eucalyptus oil to the cotton ball, and then tape the cotton ball to your ear opening. Do not push the cotton ball in your ear canal because you do not want the oil to seep into the ear canal, you only want to cover the ear opening.

Helps Stop Lice Infestations

If you or a family member has ever had lice, you’ll know what a nightmare it can be.
Not only do lice spread on the scalp, they also live on surfaces to spread to other family members.
Lice are known to show some resistance to insecticide treatments, which is why people are turning to natural alternatives.

Mix shampoo with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon of eucalyptus oil. Apply to the hair and scalp. Cover head with a tight-fitting shower cap. Wash off after an hour.
If the skin has been irritated by bites, add 2 drops of chamomile to the shampoo mix to soothe the skin.

The combination of tea tree and eucalyptus oil is thought to suffocate or numb the lice, making them easy to comb out.

Benefits for the Home

Natural Bug Repellent

Rather than using harsh bug sprays filled with harmful chemicals, eucalyptus essential oil can work to keep those bugs away.

When used in a nebulizing diffuser, it can help to keep insects from making your home their home too.

If you are outside, add the essential oil to a spray bottle with water and spray around the area you are in when you want to keep mosquitos away.

You can also dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil and apply to the skin.

Air Purification

Many of us don’t get enough time in the outdoors, so we end up breathing indoor air, basically breathing in pollutants you may not see or smell.

When diffused, eucalyptus essential oil can help to clear the air from microbes and fungi leaving you with pure air.

Natural Household Cleanser

I have found Eucalyptus essential oil works as an effective and fresh natural household cleaner.
When adding it to my DIY All-purpose Cleaning Spray , it can be used to clean and disinfect all surfaces within the home, including the kitchen and bathroom.

For those looking for alternative to harsh cleansers, eucalyptus essential oil is a safe, fresh, effective, and natural alternative.

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