Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia. It is now grown around the world for it amazing healing properties.
Eucalyptus works as an expectorant which helps the body cleanse any toxins or harmful microorganisms that can lead to illness. When you feel that a cold is coming on, put Eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender in a diffuser. This will help eliminate any bacteria or virus you may have picked up and with lavender it calms you so that you can get the rest you need to fight off the infection. You can also add Eucalyptus to a bath with lavender and peppermint for the same effects. It you have a bad cough or phlegm build up add a drop to coconut oil and rub on chest to clear throat.
Eucalyptus like lemon, is effective in removing grease and grime which makes it beneficial in hand soap. You can make your own from scratch or add a few drops to the hand soap you already have.
Eucalyptus can actually be added to pretty much any home product. It is a powerful anti-microbial making it useful in soap, laundry detergent, mop water, toilet cleaner, window cleaner, or anything else you can think of. Eucalyptus also helps to eliminate and prevent mold and should be used in any problem areas.
Eucalyptus helps clean spots from rugs that no other product or vacuum can clean. Mix with lemon essential oil for best results.
Eucalyptus works great against bad odour. It is an overpowering oil making the item, or yourself smell great after and eliminating the bacteria that cause bad odour in the first place. It can be added to home made deodorant or can be used to clean smelly household items.
Eucalyptus can help with respiratory problems such as: asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Eucalyptus allows more oxygen into the lungs by dilating the blood vessels. When added to coconut oil with peppermint it can work as a natural, more powerful vapor rub.
Eucalyptus is an antimicrobial and can be used to treat cuts, wounds, abrasions, sores, and scrapes. When used with a carrier oil it can even help heal and relieve bug bites and stings. Eucalyptus doesn’t only help heal these wounds but it also acts as a pain reliever. Eucalyptus is beneficial against sore muscles, aces and pains. When added to carrier oil (coconut oil recommended) with roman chamomile, lavender and frankincense it adds a cooling effect and reduces soreness. These oils can also be added to a bath with dead sea salt for the same effect.
Eucalyptus should be added to conditioner or to carrier oil and applied to hair to give it a nourishing boost. It helps moisturize hair, reduces dandruff and itchy scalp. Eucalyptus can also be used as a natural treatment for lice.