As the cold season continues, it’s even more important to take care of our health and immune system. We hate being laid out, missing school and work, and we aren’t alone. But lucky for all of us, there is a power plant that helps keep us strong, protected, and cleansed to beat the colds that come our way: Eucalyptus. And we want to show you some of the best ways to use it for better health, a boosted immune system, and so much more!

5 Ways You Can Use Eucalyptus to Boost Your Immune System

Colds & Flu: Eucalyptus works as an expectorant. It cleanses your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick. One of the most effective ways to utilize eucalyptus for colds is to put our Eucalyptus ShowerMist into a diffuser before going to sleep so you can take advantage of the healing benefits all night long.

For more acute situations, you can make an at-home steam bath by pouring a cup of boiling water into a bowl, spraying the ShowerMist, placing a towel over your head, and inhaling deeply for 5–10 minutes.

Odor Remover: Whether you’re battling smelly shoes or a stinky dog bed, wash these items topically to remove odors with a wet rag, spray them with Eucalyptus, and then place them outside to dry in the sun. This will prevent odors as well as kill any bacteria to keep it from spreading.

Air Cleanser: Try spraying Eucalyptus into your vacuum and dryer filters to freshen and sanitize them. Also, to maintain a mold-free home, mix eucalyptus with other oils like clove and tea tree to cleanse the air around you.

Respiratory Problems: Eucalyptus essential oil is highly effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia, and even tuberculosis. Using eucalyptus for asthma is a proven treatment that dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs. Simply spray into your shower for a steam version of the ever popular vapor rub remedy.

Hair Nourishment: Give your hair a moisturizing pick-me-up with a few sprays of Eucalyptus oil into coconut or olive oil. This is great for warding off dandruff and an itchy scalp. Also, eucalyptus is used as a natural remedy for lice in replacement of chemical treatments.

As you can see, Eucalyptus has super strengths that go above and beyond when it comes to the support and nourishment of the body’s systems.

How do you use Eucalyptus? We’d love to hear from you, tell us in the comments below. And share if this article was helpful!