The Versatility of Eucalyptus Essential Oils

by Karen Brooks on February 23, 2012

Due to its remarkable healing properties, eucalyptus oil products are in great demand – by the aroma therapist to the average person on the street looking for health solutions. It helps to promote health, well being and purification.

Because eucalyptus oil is just as effective on the inside of your body as it is on the outside of it, eucalyptus oil products come in various forms to give you greater flexibility of use. It is typically grown in Australia and China.

If you want to benefit from the ingredient as far as aromatherapy goes, then you’ll probably be looking for eucalyptus essential oil. There are several types of eucalyptus oil, and each has its own unique properties. Some of the typical uses include helping to alleviate the symptoms of respiratory infections/sinus infections, viral infections (herpes & shingles, soothing sore muscles, and uses as an insect repellent.

The oil can then be dripped into a bowel of boiling water for you to inhale or you can add a couple of drops to a handkerchief and inhale it that way. It’s a great method for clearing your nasal passageways as well as clearing your head.

If you still want the aroma of the eucalyptus oil, but don’t really like using it topically, you could choose to go with it in a candle form. These will generally be blended with a fragrance like pine or sage. Once the candle’s been lit, the cleansing scent of eucalyptus will fill the air and help to rid it of any musty odors.

Eucalyptus oil products also get included in creams. These creams can either be used to help with cleansing the body or they can take advantage of some of the natural healing properties and be used as an antiseptic and applied to cuts, burn, blisters and bites – as well as giving pain relief to rheumatism and muscular spasms.

Of course, as a body cleansing product, you would expect to see the eucalyptus oil products taking a more conventional form as well. These more traditional forms include soap, shower foam, bubble bath, and shampoo and conditioners.

In fact, the cleaning power of eucalyptus oil doesn’t just stop at the body – you’ll also find it in a variety of detergents. Eucalyptus oil products also come in spray form to mask odors in your room.

When it comes to internal issues, not only can eucalyptus oil products be used to clear the respiratory tract, but you can have them in a liquid form to use as a mouthwash to soothe the throat or you can have them in a lozenge.
Eucalyptus can be combined with citrus based and carrier oils and used as a topical weight management tool. Crazy as it sounds, it works!!

Get out your eucalyptus-infused herbal tea and mull over the possibilities of what eucalyptus oil products could be doing for you at this very moment. You’ll be surprised you even considered trying to live without them!

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Olga Hermans May 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Thanks Karen for always being so informative in blogposts….
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pat fickess March 29, 2012 at 6:32 am

I love the oils. a lot of them.

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