Did you know, Eucalyptus oil is known as an anti-inflammatory and may help you with your congestion. The cooling sensation you experience while breathing it in may also help you feel relief as you deal with and treat seasonal allergies. Researchers are beginning to understand how using eucalyptus aromatherapy reduces inflammation. This could lead to reducing allergic symptoms.
Our Eucalyptus, Citrus Globolus Leaf organic essential oil is useful in inhalations, it is head-clearing and promotes a natural sense of well-being. It has a woody, sweet fresh aroma. It originates from China and is extracted by steam distillation from the fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs.
Eucalyptus essential oil can be used to calm allergies in several ways.
Benefits of eucalyptus oil and what it can be used for?
Relieve cold symptoms.
- When you’re sick, stuffed up, and can’t stop coughing, eucalyptus oil may help provide some relief. This is because eucalyptol (what's in vicks vapour rub!) seems to work as a natural decongestant and cough suppressant by helping your body break down mucus and phlegm and opening up your airways. For a soothing home remedy, simply add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water and breathe in the steam.
- Eucalyptus oil may help ease your pain, too, thanks to eucalyptol’s anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, adults who were recovering from total knee replacement reported significantly less pain after inhaling eucalyptus oil for 30 minutes for three days in a row compared to those who didn’t, according to a 2013 study in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
- To naturally treat aches and pains breathing in eucalyptus oil by putting 1-3 drops in a diffuser. However, more research is needed to clarify just how effective eucalyptus oil might be for pain—so don’t expect it to replace your go-to pain meds.
- “Eucalyptus oil’s natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties can be helpful in reducing the bacteria in your mouth that may contribute to cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, and other oral health issues,” says Alice Lee, D.D.S., co-founder of Empire Pediatric Dentistry in New York City. As such, you’ll often find it in products like toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even gum.
- Be careful with do-it-yourself remedies, though: “A single drop of eucalyptus oil can go a long way,” says Lee. If you’re dealing with specific dental issues (like sore gums), contact your dentist to ID the cause and figure out the best line of treatment.
- When a cold sore will not go away, any home remedy seems worth a try, and eucalyptus oil might actually help. Research shows multiple compounds in eucalyptus oil can help fight the herpes simplex virus, the source of that super raw spot on your lip, thanks to their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, explains Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
- While it’s not clear whether eucalyptus oil is more effective than traditional cold sore treatments, it could serve as a natural alternative if you’re looking for one. Just make sure to dilute it in a carrier oil to avoid irritating your skin, and wipe it off before you go outside with sunlight.
- This folk remedy checks out: Eucalyptus oil’s antimicrobial properties can help prevent infection and even support wound healing when combined with olive oil, per a recent study in the International Journal of Nanomedicine. Again, highly-diluted eucalyptus oil can make for a safe, natural alternative if you’re dealing with a minor wound, but traditional methods like topical antibiotic creams and ointments are still the first-line recommendation.
- If you’d rather not spray strong chemical bug repellents on your skin, diluted eucalyptus oil makes for a handy natural mosquito repellent, says Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D., an epidemiologist and director of research at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Case in point: A solution with 32% lemon eucalyptus oil can provide over 95% protection from mosquitoes in a 3-hour timespan, finds a 2014 trial.
Disinfect your home.
- “Because it’s antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal, eucalyptus oil makes for a pretty effective household disinfectant, especially if you’re super sensitive to harsh chemical cleaners,” says D’Adamo. Use a solution of water, white vinegar, and a few drops of eucalyptus oil to wipe down surfaces.
- Eucalyptus oil can even help you tackle a persistent cough, according to Shiven Chaudhry, M.D.“It does this by reducing mucus production and expanding the airway of your lungs called bronchi and bronchioles,” he says, adding that aromatherapy or inhalation therapy are the best ways to approach treatment. “Simply put a few drops in a humidifier and inhale the stream through the nostrils,” he says, adding that it should never be ingested.
- Headaches due to congestion
- Mouth Ulcers
- Muscle aches and pains
- Parasitic infection
- Respiratory Infection
BLENDING NOTE: Middle
MAIN BENEFIT: relieve congestion
USEFULNESS: A must see list above!
PERFUME GROUP: Woody
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus, Citrus Globolus Leaf
Aroma: A zesty and refreshing aroma
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
There are so many ways to use Eucalyptus essential oil as part of your routine. Tips & Tricks on how to use:
- Diffuser: Add 5-8 drops to 100ml cool water in your diffuser. Or use with other BCALM organic pure essential oils, to blend some magic depending on your mood! A few drops of Lemon, Peppermint, and Lavender is an amazing blend with Eucalyptus.
- Pillow talk: A few drops on your pillow to help ease congestion at night.
- Quick fix: A few deep inhalations from the bottle can help when you are at work, in the car or anytime you need to clear the airways. Or on our diffuser keyring for inhalation.
- Shower: Add 2-3 drops to the corner of the shower and enjoy the benefits of steam inhalation.
- Bath: Add 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus in a dispersant such as oil or salt, to the bath to help open the airways and relieve cold symptoms.
- Topically: Mix a few (15-30) drops with 5ml carrier oil (sweet almond recommended) in our Roller ball apply to wrists, chest or back of the neck.
- Hand or foot bath: Add 2 drops to a bowl of water.
- Compress: Add 2 drops to a bowl of water. For a healing treatment to prevent infection use warm to hot water. Agitate a face cloth in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply cloth to the affected area. Repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up.
- Steam Treatment: Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Place your face close to the bowl and cover the back of your head and bowl with a towel to trap the aromatic vapours. Caution due to risk of burns or scalding and keep eyes covered during treatment.
Our favourite of the above list is using steam inhalation over a bowl of boiling water with a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to clear the nose and sinuses and a few drops on my pillow at night. Also I have popping this super power oil in my roller ball with sweet almond oil on my feet with cotton socks on at night. The theory behind this is linked to the practice of reflexology. Reflexology is based on the application of pressure to different areas of your hands and feet to treat problems with certain corresponding parts of your body.
The area around the balls of your feet, especially the base of your three middle toes is said to have an impact upon your sinuses and so the practice of massaging eucalyptus oil onto your feet (especially those areas) seems to make sense if you follow the theory of reflexology.
Did you also know olbas oil is mainly peppermint and eucalyptus oil? And Vicks vapour rub eucalyptus?! The great part about blending yourself you know exactly what organic pure oils ingredients you are using and what works for you.
Would love to hear of any natural cold remedies you swear by!
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Blends well with peppermint, lavender and lemon
There are some family members and our pets that may need oils to be more diluted.
Babies and young children, pregnant and breast-feeding mothers, the frail and the elderly. Topical applications need to be at much lower dilutions, as low a 1% (1 drop in 10ml of carrier oil) and not all essential oils are recommended. This oil can be used safely.
Please see our faq here and if you unsure always take advise from a clinical aromatherapist for best practise.
Sending healthy wishes 💚
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