Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Posted on March 28, 2012 | In Educational
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Written by Becki Andrus

Eucalyptus essential oil comes from the Eucalyptus tree found most commonly in Africa, Australia, and the Southern United States. The tree can reach up to 300 feet high and has over 500 different species, and eucalyptus essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the tree. It has a very unique, sharp and clear smell to it and is great to use for many natural remedies.

Properties:
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, disinfectant, insecticidal, analgesic, anti-infectious, antiviral, expectorant, and anticatarrhal

Possible Uses:

This oil can be very useful in helping congestion, acne, sore muscles, ear inflammation, cold, respiratory viruses, high blood pressure, arthritis, cuts and wounds, sinusitis, diabetes, kidney stones, herpes simplex, indigestion, migraines, stomach ache, flu, lice, shingles, bronchitis, hay fever, endometriosis, skin care, iris inflammation, vaginitis, and nasal mucous membrane inflammation. It is also cooling, so it may be used to help reduce high fever.

Application:
Aromatically- Diffuse. Inhale and breathe from bottle. Mix oil with a bowl of hot water, breathe in vapors.

Topically- Mix 1 drop oil with 1 drop carrier oil, apply topically to location of concern or reflex points. Add to lotion or massage oil, massage onto skin. Mix oil with bathwater, bathe. Dilute with water and gargle to soothe a sore throat.

I like to diffuse it to help clear congestion and prevent the spread of sickness. It’s also great applied topically to the chest to help alleviate coughing or congestion. Another good way to use eucalyptus essential oil is by adding a few drops to a warm bath.

How do you like to use eucalyptus essential oil? Post your comments below! :)
Also, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

With love,

Becki :)

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