Eucalyptus Essential Oil
spicy, pungent, strong
Offering the finest quality therapeutic grade essential oils
Aromatherapy properties: aids grief, antiseptic, insect repellent, nasal congestion, colds
Eucalyptus essential oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree. The tree is also known as fever tree, blue gum tree and stringy bark tree.
Eucalyptus oil is used for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It is also an effective salve for insect bites and stings. Not only does it sooth the affected area, it also protects the open wound or irritated area from developing infections from microbial activity and exposure to the air.
Eucalyptus oil is also used for treating fever and reducing body temperature. This is why one of the common names of eucalyptus oil is “fever oil”. It works well when combined with peppermint oil and sprayed on the body. Eucalyptus oil can also be added to baths, spas and saunas to release it’s refreshing and antiseptic attributes. Most of the benefits of eucalyptus essential oil can be accessed through the vapor, as well as topical application or ingestion.
It is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis and sinusitis. One can massage 1-3 drops onto the chest and the soothing effect of the aroma and vapors will calm the throat and dilate the blood vessels, which will allow more oxygen into the lungs and normal breathing can be achieved. The anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus essential oil brings relief from asthmatic symptoms.
Eucalyptus oil is a stimulant which assists in alleviating exhaustion and mental sluggishness and rejuvenates the spirits of the sick. It can also be effective in the treatment of stress and mental disorders. It also stimulates mental activity and increases blood flow to the brain. More blood to the brain facilitates increased mental capacities.
Massaging eucalyptus oil on the surface of the skin helps to relieve stress and pain. Excellent for rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and even nerve pain. The oil should be massaged in a circular motion on the affected areas of the body.
Due to its well-known qualities as a bug repellent and natural pesticide, it is frequently used as a natural treatment of lice. Comb a few drops of eucalyptus oil through a lice-infested head.