Eucalyptus, Globulus Essential
Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil can treat many respiratory problems, including cold, cough, nasal congestion, asthma, and much more. It is normally mixed with other medicine since it also has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a decongestant. Try adding a few drops to your humidifier during the dry winter months to sooth irritated sinuses or lungs. Note: Pure essential oils can damage plastic conponents if used in too high of a concentration or to often.
As an Antiseptic- This essential oil has germicidal properties that make it a good antiseptic for various types of wounds. It can be applied directly to open wounds, bug bites or stings, burns, abrasions and sores. It also has topical analgesic qualities that will help soothe the wound.
For a Pleasing Fragrance-Eucalyptus oil has an extremely strong scent which many find appealing. This means that it can be added to perfumes and other products to add a pleasing aroma. For some, this fragrance also has some very soothing properties that help them relax and reduce stress.
Eucalyptus Application-There are a number of ways to effectively use this essential oil. It can also be blended with other oils to produce many other benefits. There are some simple and common ways that most people apply the oil, though.
- Rub approximately 5 drops over your chest for respiratory issues, sinusitis, runny nose, and sore throat
- Massage into an injured area to alleviate any inflammation, pain, or swelling
- Massage into the bottom of your feet for fever reduction
- Apply to your skin to prevent or stop itching from bug bites or stings
- Inhale the aroma to improve mood or relieve stress
- Massage into your forehead, temples, and sinus area for pain relief
- Mix a few drops into your bathwater for calming effects
- Rub directly into your scalp for soothing and hair care