There’s nothing better than a cough soothed by scent healing scent of Vick’s Vaporub. However, we know how many extra chemicals are in the salve. That’s why we go to the main active ingredient, eucalyptus. Eucalyptus essential oil is a healer’s favorite oil to go to during cold and flu season. Eucalyptus works to clear your stuffy nose and relieve the painful symptoms of the cold and flu when used in aromatherapy. It also relaxes the mind and body when used in other ways. When used with Fire Cider and modern medicine, eucalyptus oil is amazing at fighting cold viruses, flu viruses, and cold symptoms!
What is Eucalyptus Essential Oil?
Eucalyptus essential oil is a natural oil that is extracted directly from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree. The natural oil, or essential oil, contains the compounds eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol. These active ingredients work with your body to achieve good health. Native to Australia, eucalyptus benefits are well documented and journaled. This amazing healing plant has antibacterial properties, immune system boosting properties, and other incredible health benefits. To save you some time, we’ll list out our favorite ways to use this oil.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
1. Clear stuffy noses with a personal aromatherapy inhaler.
This natural remedy helps you get the benefits of vaporub without the goop on your upper lip! Simply add 10 drops of essential oil to a small, glass vial of coarse pink Himalayan sea salt! Close, shake, open, and breathe!
This inhaler also speeds up the recovery time of colds and flu, due to the antiviral and antibacterial qualities of eucalyptus oil.
2. Relax an exhausted body with a eucalyptus aromatherapy shower.
Step into your warm, steamy shower. Drop 2-5 drops of essential oil into the tub, away from direct water streams, and breathe. The warm water will gently evaporate the oil, allowing you to breathe in the cooling vapors.
3. Create your own, natural Vapor Rub.
Add 20 drops of eucalyptus oil to ¼ c. of your favorite carrier oil. Mix well, and rub into your chest, feet, and below your nose before bedtime. You can also add a mix of peppermint and rosemary essential oils to this mix. Store this in a dark bottle in a cool, dark area.
If you’re making this for children, be sure to check out our guide: How to Safely Dilute Essential Oils for all Ages.
4. Relax Sore Muscles with a Eucalyptus Essential Oil Massage Oil
Add 15 drops of eucalyptus oil to 1 ounce of sweet almond oil or olive oil. Massage into your muscles and just relax.
5. Remove airborne cold bacteria and flu viruses from the air.
In addition to modern medicine, such as flu vaccinations, eucalyptus oil is an amazing antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral oil. When added to an ion diffuser, eucalyptus kills airborne pathogens. This help stop the spread of illness, as well as promotes a faster recovery.As with any home remedies, you should always consult your doctor before starting any new treatments.Copyright 2018 Plentiful Earth, LLC / All Rights Reserved.