There’s a lot of hype out there promising you great skin and supreme health. And since you want to enjoy supple, youthful skin and vibrant health, its understandable that you’d be on the lookout for such a miracle! One popular remedy is steaming with Eucalyptus oil. If you have heard anything at all (or not) I want to shed some light on the issue.
While Eucalyptus oil won’t make you look 25 years younger or heal you overnight, it’s benefits are strong and will make a powerful difference. Believe it or not, this potent essential oil is beneficial in many ways, with health and beauty as two of them. Eucalyptus increases circulation, opens up both the bronchial and nasal passages while also opening up the pores in the skin. This causes stored toxins to be broken down and expelled, leaving you breathing more deeply and your skin to glow.
Eucalyptus steam inhalation is recommended by some alternative practitioners for relieving nasal congestion and sinus congestion, usually from colds and flu. It can be done two to four times a day to relieve symptoms. If you’re not able to do this, a steamy shower, vaporizer, or facial sauna is an alternative.
Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil which can be found in many health food stores and online. It should not be confused with camphor oil. Eucalyptus oil should not be ingested, applied directly to the skin, or used in excess of suggested amounts.
Instructions For Stove Top Steaming
Fill the kettle and bring the water to a boil.
Place the bowl on a stable surface, such as a table.
Turn the kettle off and carefully pour approximately four to six cups of water into the bowl.
Add two to three drops of eucalyptus oil to the water.
With your head at approximately arm’s length away, cover your head with the towel. Don’t bring your face too close to the water.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Continue for 10 minutes.
If you start to feel overheated or uncomfortable, remove the sheet.
Shower Steam Option
While the stove top is a great option, busy people may want to be more efficient with their time, and opt to steam in the shower or bath tub. For this, we provide an affordable Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray that you can spray into the steam. We suggest you close up all bathroom doors, windows and curtains to achieve the full affect.
Do not add more than the suggested amount of eucalyptus oil.
Keep children away while doing a eucalyptus steam inhalation.
Certain people should avoid eucalyptus steam inhalation, such as those with heart conditions, central nervous system disorders, and pregnant women. Infants, children, and elderly people may not be able to respond appropriately to the heat. [source]