It’s that time of year. The weather is changing, the leaves are falling, and the flu is coming around again. With that comes several unpleasant symptoms and sick days. But this year, spend less time being sick and more time feeling great with Eucalyptus. It’s just as effective — if not more — as an over-the-counter medication and a healthier alternative for your liver.

How Eucalyptus Treats the Flu

You may recognize Eucalyptus oil from its potent, distinct aroma. This aroma is how Eucalyptus oil does the majority of its healing. As you breathe in Eucalyptus, it cleans your pathways and provides relief while supporting your immune system to take care of the virus at the source. The potency comes from its bactericides (a substance that can kill bacteria) within its fumes that directly attack flu bacteria. These bactericides allow Eucalyptus to get to the root of the virus and kill it quicker than most other treatments.

Eucalyptus is also a natural antibiotic and expectorant, which supports your body in expelling the virus. These characteristics make Eucalyptus especially effective against flu viruses such as H1N1.

How to Use Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil can be used in several ways and many times during your daily activities:

  • Shower: One such way is to spray Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the steam of your shower and breathe it in. Just one or two spritzes in your shower will be all it takes to take away congestion, coughing, and many other symptoms.
  • Diffusion: Another way to use Eucalyptus oil is to use a diffuser. You can use a diffuser to fill a room with the effects of Eucalyptus all day long and provide yourself with around-the-clock symptom relief.
  • Massage: Combine a few drops of Eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil such as almond oil. Massage the mixture onto your respiratory tract and feet to feel fast relief and supporting your immune system.
  • Bowl of Hot Water: Finally, for strong, quick relief, heat up water and put it into a bowl. Add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil and, covering your head with a towel, place your head directly over the bowl and breathe in the aroma.

Use these tips as needed to fight off the flu fast and get back to living your life.

Want more tips for fighting off other ailments with Eucalyptus? Then sign up for our newsletter right now!