Eucalyptus Oil Benefits and Uses
Eucalyptus Oil has been around for quite some time and used frequently for medicinal purposes. Chances are that you have a product in your medicine cabinet that has this listed as an ingredient. Vapor rub is the most common household product that consumers use on a regular basis that has Eucalyptus Oil listed as an ingredient. While you may be familiar with this oil, I wonder if you know why you should have it in your home. Today I’m going to tell you why every home needs a bottle of Eucalyptus Oil.
Relieve Congestion/Seasonal Allergies
Eucalyptus Oil is a great option to add to your humidifier to help relieve congestion or control coughing. Eucalyptus oil is known as an anti-inflammatory. You can also put a few drops in a hot bowl of water, place a towel on top and breathe in the moisture to loosen up mucus and relieve that congestion. One reader said "When I'm feeling a bit stuffy or have a headache, I rub a few drops on my wrists and take some deep breaths. This works fast and is highly effective to clear my nasal and sinus passageways. I have been able to dramatically reduce my intake of over the counter allergy meds."
Sore Throat Spray
The anti-bacterial properties of Eucalyptus Oil allow you to create a sore throat spray that will help fight off the bacteria that’s causing your sore throat. Mix pink Himalayan salt with some other oils such as clove, cinnamon bark, lemon rosemary and Eucalyptus Oil together to create this natural spray.
Great for Toothpaste
Make your own toothpaste mixing together 25 drops of Eucalyptus Oil with 6 tbsp. coconut oil, 6 tbsp. baking soda, and approximate 1 tsp of stevia. This mixture, when blended together thoroughly, will make a healthier toothpaste option for your everyday teeth brushing.
To keep fleas away, put a few drops in your dogs shampoo bottle and shake it up. Or you can put it on their collars.
Every home needs a bottle of Eucalyptus Oil so that you can ward off cold and flu season. Eucalyptus Oil will help boost immunity if you use it regularly in your diffuser or as an inhalant to keep your immune system strong before cold and flu season hits.
You can make your own insect spray by mixing Witch Hazel as well as citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint oils. You can even apply this as a topical ointment for bug bites to try to keep them from itching so much and being painful.
Put a few drops of eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil in your diffuser and breath it in. It will help calm you down and relax.
I hope that these reasons today have helped you realize the importance of having a bottle of Eucalyptus Oil in your home. This oil is extremely helpful in so many areas of life and is a natural way to cure many ailments and aches. What are some ways you’ve used Eucalyptus Oil in your household?