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Amazing Eucalyptus Oil Benefits You Need to Know



Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Globulus

Country of Origin: Australia

Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the leaves and stems




Scent Profile: A whiff of Eucalyptus is literally a breath of fresh air - green and minty, with a clean sweetness that shines through to buffer its sharp notes. Eucalyptus is noticeably camphorous especially when sniffed at close range, which sends a pleasant, cooling sensation spreading throughout the respiratory tract. It is classified as a top-middle note. It has a fresh, invigorating and uplifting aroma that can be used to help relieve stress, combat fatigue, and promote a sense of well-being.

It’s probably one of the best essential oils you will ever find. Extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus Globulus, commonly known as southern blue gum or blue gum, is a species of tall, evergreen tree endemic to south-eastern Australia. This Eucalyptus species has mostly smooth bark, juvenile leaves that are whitish and waxy on the lower surface, glossy green, lance-shaped adult leaves, glaucous, ribbed flower buds arranged singly or in groups of three or seven in leaf axils, white flowers and woody fruit.

Known for its powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, eucalyptus is frequently used in diffusers. It’s excellent sinusitis and flu cure and is used to alleviate bronchitis symptoms.

Essential oil has been around for centuries, and its modern uses are varied. Commonly used in the ointment, massage oils and rubs targeted at muscle, ligament and tendon-related aches such as rheumatism and sprains, Eucalyptus is especially popular among sportspeople and the elderly. Its camphorous qualities are also harnessed to decongest and soothe the discomfort of respiratory conditions such as asthma, sore throat and sinusitis.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Improves mental clarity

Calms inflammation

Reduces sluggishness

Reduces muscle aches

Soothing

Decongests respiratory-related conditions

 

IN SKINCARE

Eucalyptus is used to treat muscle aches by relieving muscular strains and inflammation.

How to use it for body care?
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, putting eucalyptus in the shower has been shown to release the plant's incredible healing properties. It can help reduce anxiety, ease congestion, soothe a cough, and more. It also smells amazing. For fuss-free and easier alternatives, Eucalyptus oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy, as it has a number of naturally occurring healing qualities. It can be mixed with carrier oil and used during massage to awaken the senses. Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of carrier oil. Massage into the affected area in gentle, even motions. If pain persists, consult a professional practitioner.

IN HAIR CARE

Eucalyptus oil promotes good scalp health and reduces dandruff, scalp fungal infection, etc. It is also an excellent remedy to clear head lice by combining eucalyptus oil with tea tree oil. Vapour from eucalyptus oil has been found to kill the eggs of lice, curbing scalp infections stemming from head lice.

Stronger, and thicker Hair: Eucalyptus stimulates blood circulation to improve the delivery of nutrients, which is essential to healthy hair growth.

How to use it?
Dilute eucalyptus essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.

DIY CLEANING SOLUTION

Disinfecting: Eucalyptus is a natural antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and deodorising that helps kill germs common household germs. There is an increase in allergies, and reactions to chemicals in commercial cleaning products so many families these days leaning towards using natural cleaning products in their homes.

How to use it?
Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a cup of hot water. Use it to wipe down all the surfaces in your bathroom or fridge or wherever the mould is commonly found.

  • Combats stress: for some people, the scent of eucalyptus can produce an immediate sense of calm. This may be due to the effects of eucalyptol, a major component of eucalyptus. It can also be used to reduce anxiety and mood disorders.
  • Promotes mental clarity: banishes brain fog, helps improve focus and concentration, effectively clearing the mind.
  • Pain relief: inhaling eucalyptus oil reduced the sensation of pain, reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation. It is used to treat muscle and joint pain linked to strains and sprains, arthritis, bruising, and backache.
  • Respiratory health: Eucalyptus inhalation can relieve symptoms of the common cold, making it beneficial for treating sinus congestion and sinus infections. It also helps clear out mucus from nasal passages and relieves coughs.
  • Insect repellent: Eucalyptus is an effective insect repellent and insecticide. The scent of eucalyptus oil can chase away moths, rodents, flies, bed bugs, roaches and mosquitos. It can even control mould and fungus spores.
  • Soothes insect bites and burns: contains chemical compounds that create a tingling reaction on the skin that offers gentle soothing relief for bug bites and burns, helping to reduce redness and pain.
  • Oral Health: It is often added to toothpaste and mouthwash to combat plaque and gum disease. Effective at combating the bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay.
  • Antibacterial and antifungal: works against bacteria and viruses. Eucalyptus is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, like cuts, cold sores, athlete's foot, thrush, ringworm and toenail infections. With its pungent fresh scent, eucalyptus oil fights off bad odours from your smelly shoes and trash can to all corners of your home.
  • Powerful antioxidants: protect the body against free radicals that can lead to many diseases.
  • Boosts immune health: it stimulates an immune response that reduces the chance of you catching any cold and flu viruses.
  • Soothes dry skin: boosts the ceramide level (contribute to keeping that skin barrier healthy) in your skin, helping your skin stay healthy and hydrated.

 

Methods and directions to use essential oils.

Device or Method

Usage

Nebuliser

Add 30 - 40 drops (of pure essential oil) in a nebuliser.

Ultrasonic Mist Diffuser

Add 15 - 20 drops (of any essential oil) into the water (glass bowl).

Candle Burner

Add 8 - 15 drops to warm water to the bowl of the burner.
Light a tea light candle and place it in the hearth of the burner.

Electric Burner

Add 15 - 30 drops to warm water to the bowl of the burner.
Control the heat by using the dimmer.

Massage

Add 10 drops to 15 – 25ml to carrier oil.

Massage deeply into muscle and pressure points.

Aromatherapy baths

Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil into the bath.

 



How to choose the best eucalyptus essential oil?

Eucalyptus Globulus: The strong, medicinal-like aroma of this variety is instantly recognizable because it's widely used in personal care products. Bold and camphor-y, its clarifying fragrance and cleansing properties make it a popular choice for aromatherapy. Eucalyptus Globulus has a strong, very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones. In addition to offering respiratory support, it can ease aching muscles and joints. It can also be used to stimulate healthy circulation and bring a feeling of warmth to the body. To protect the quality of your eucalyptus essential oil and extend its shelf life, choose one in an amber or cobalt glass bottle. The darker bottle will help protect the essential oil against light and oxidation. High-quality essential oils list the Latin name of the plant species they are derived from, for example, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil.

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