Eucalyptus Oil has microbial benefits that allow us to feel invigorated and rejuvenated both inside and out. It can be inhaled and applied topically. But did you know how deep the benefits of eucalyptus oil really go? Here are 7 interesting benefits of eucalyptus oil, I’ll bet you didn’t know about!
TREAT YOUR SKIN
Eucalyptus oil is commonly used for first aid purposes because of its vast healing properties. Because it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and is used for the treatment of cuts, minor wounds, blisters, and bruises. Application of the oil also helps heal skin irritation and insect bites. Especially useful for skin eruptions and to regulate oily complexions, it is also used to treat herpes, acne and chicken pox.
BLISSFUL FOR AROMATHERAPY
Mix a few drops of Eucalyptus oil into a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut and massage around your chest and shoulders. Then, feel free to dip in to the bath tup. This will benefit your lungs and sinuses through the inhalation of the scent through the steam and also by absorption of the oil through the skin. Just really be sure to mix the essential oil with a carrier oil or even bath salts, as the essential oils are not water soluble.
IMPROVE YOUR HAIR HEALTH
Eucalyptus oil improves the shine, thickness, and overall health of your hair. However, use caution! Too much use can actually reduce shine and result in greasy scalp. Most experts suggest using eucalyptus oil for hair an hour or so before bathing, then using a good shampoo to remove the residue, followed by a good conditioner.
GOODBYE HEAD LICE
A stubborn nuisance, head lice spread very quickly and once hatched, they lead to a very itchy scalp. Unfortunately, regular hair washing does not help to get rid of them. Eucalyptus oil has traditionally been used to help kill head lice and their eggs because of the eucalyptus vapors. During an outbreak of head lice, try the following:
- 10 drops eucalyptus oil
- 2 TBSP regular shampooAdd eucalyptus oil to your regular shampoo in the ratio mentioned above. Shampoo the hair cover it with a plastic shower cap for 10 minutes. Remove the cap, rinse hair and towel dry it. Comb hair with a fine tooth (nit) comb to help remove eggs.
FRESHEN YOUR BREATH
This oil can be used as a mouthwash to kill staph bacteria- a bacterium that causes bad breath and other mouth problems. WIN WIN.
Simply massage few drops of eucalyptus oil mixed with a carrier oil on the chest during an asthma attack or inhale the aroma directly to breathe better. You’ll be so glad you did.
COOL IT DOWN
Yes, it’s true! Eucalyptus oil even cools the body down! During those quickly approaching hot summer months, heat strokes become common occurence. In the case that your body needs immediate cooling down, grab your own bottle of Eucalyptus Oil Shower Mist
and spray it all over the body. Your body temperature will instantly start to fall!
The benefits of eucalyptus oil are absolutely amazing! It’s truly a miracle plant, to say the least!
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