Eucalyptus essential oil is a top note with a very strong aroma. It is described as fresh, crisp, camphoraceous, woody, and medicinal with a slight peppermint undertone.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil is distilled from the leaves and wood of the eucalyptus tree.
Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus is one of the most popular essential oils because of its many uses. Traditionally coveted by the Aboriginal peoples of Australia for its medicinal properties, eucalyptus is antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and decongestant in nature. For this reason it is used extensively during cold and flu season in vaporizers, chest rubs, inhalants and lozenges to treat a number of respiratory conditions including sore throat, cold, cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, bronchitis, sinusitis, fever and even asthma.
Because of its antiseptic qualities, eucalyptus essential oil is effective in treating wounds, burns, cuts and abrasions, and can aid in protecting the wounded area from infection. It is also effective in salves for insect bites and stings.
Eucalyptus essential oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it an effective addition to massage oils used to treat muscle stiffness, aches, rheumatism and fibrosis. It is also believed by many to be effective in helping with exhaustion, stress and mental sluggishness due to its stimulant nature, by increasing blood flow and therefore stimulating mental activity and inducing feelings of rejuvenation.
Therapeutic Properties of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Research on Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil was shown to be useful in treating non-bacterial sinusitis; patients healed faster after given medicine containing eucalyptus oil. Reference >>
Precautions When Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Observe the standard safety guidelines when using Eucalyptus essential oil.
Eucalyptus essential oil should not be used during pregnancy or on or near the face of children under the age of ten, as it may cause breathing problems. It is also recommended that those with high blood pressure or epilepsy avoid the use of eucalyptus oil. The oil is considered toxic if taken internally.
Buying Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Typically, Eucalyptus essential oil sells for around $10 per ounce.
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