Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil
by Martha Hill
Eucalyptus is not only the staple diet of koalas in Australia but in a recent study, it has been proven that eucalyptus oil can do wonders both medicinally and therapeutically.
Aside from medicinal uses, eucalyptus oil can be used around your home to replace many environmentally harsh synthetic chemicals.
For Colds & Flu - Eucalyptus oil treats respiratory infections and is useful for relieving sinusitis and head colds.
For Pain Relief - Can ease rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pains and aches.
For Insect Repellent - One of the common uses of eucalyptus oil is as an insect repellent.
In a Massage Oil - It is very effective in relieving those tired and aching muscles. Other problems like muscle stiffness and sprains can also be alleviated with eucalyptus oil.
For Aromatherapy - The oil has qualities that aid in helping you concentrate and keep the mind awake and alert. If you are feeling a bit tired, then this is definitely the way to go.
Antiseptic Remedy - An excellent remedy for colds, 'flu, coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis and catarrh. Add a few drops of the pure oil to a bowl of hot water, and inhale the vapours for a few minutes. Alternatively for more portable relief, put a couple of drops on a hanky and inhale the scent.
Chest Rub - To relieve colds etc during the night, a rub using 10ml of a massage oil (sweet almond, sunflower, greapeseed, wheatgerm, olive etc) and 6 drops of eucalyptus oil can be made up and applied before bed time.
Muscle & joint Rub - Eucalyptus is used extensively in embrocations to relieve rheumatic and muscular pains and the effects of poor circulation.
General topical antiseptic - A spray using 10 drops of eucalyptus oil and 80ml of water can be made up. The bottle will need constantly shaking, but it can be sprayed onto affected areas.
Eucalyptus oil is very stimulating so do not use it if pregnant, suffer from heart disease, hypertension and epilepsy.