Eucalyptus trees are commonly found in Australia and it essential oil has been found to contain many health benefits.
For generations, people have been using Eucalyptus essential oil to treat ailments as a natural remedy. Here are some of the ways Eucalyptus essential oil can help to improve your health:
1. Improving your respiratory function
Eucalyptus can help to clear the body of harmful microorganisms that causes blocked noses, flu and sinuses. Those who are suffering from asthma can also benefit from the properties of Eucalyptus essential oil as Eucalyptus is proven to be effective in treating sinusitis and allergies.
2. Eradicate odours and freshen up the environment
One home cleaning hack is by using Eucalyptus as a natural all-purpose cleaner in areas such as the bathroom and kitchen. There are plenty of ways to incorporate Eucalyptus essential oil into your home cleaning routine. One way you can use Eucalyptus is by adding a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil into your vacuum cleaner and vacuum the whole house. Once you are done, your home will not only look clean, it will also smell fresh.
3. Child-friendly Massage Oil
Widely known for its healing properties, Eucalyptus essential oil can also be used to relieve colds and flu. Simply add a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil into a carrier oil such as Rice Bran oil or Jojoba oil then mix well and gently massage over the chest or upper back area. This works exceptionally well with children too! For younger kids (less than 3 years old), it is recommended to lower the number of drops of essential oil.
4. Natural insect repellent
Did you know that a certain species of Eucalyptus essential oil has insect repelling properties which can help to get rid of mosquitoes and other pests? If you have guessed Lemon Eucalyptus, then you are absolutely correct. Lemon Eucalyptus is proven to be effective in keeping mosquitoes away for up to three hours. Grab an empty spray bottle and mix in a little bit of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil and distilled water to create your own mosquito repellent.
5. Stimulate concentration and mental clarity
Stress and tiredness often affect our productivity, especially at work. With Eucalyptus, you can rejuvenate yourself and feel more refreshed, boosting your productivity, concentration and mental clarity. Next time, instead of reaching out for a second cup of coffee, maybe you can give this oil a whiff and who knows? You might feel recharged throughout the day.