Eucalyptus is a very powerful oil and is especially helpful during winter months when many are plagued with respiratory issues. It is an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and it’s stimulating. Not to mention, it has a very distinct aroma that I really enjoy!
Eucalyptus is great for healing wounds like cuts, burns, sores, abrasions and ulcers. It has antiseptic properties because of its germicidal characteristics, making it ideal for wound care. It can also bring relief from bee stings and bug bites.
Particularly this time of year, Eucalyptus is great to have on hand for respiratory support. It can be helpful with coughs, colds, congestion, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis. I like to diffuse eucalyptus to help open up the respiratory system and provide relief by breathing in the diffused oil. Just be sure to check with your doctor for approval before using it with children.
Massaging a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on the chest will help calm down an asthma attack. By calming the throat and dilating the blood vessels, more oxygen can flow to the lungs.
Eucalyptus is also very refreshing. It can bring you vibrance and boost your energy. This time of year, many of us are feeling sluggish, stressed and overwhelmed. Eucalyptus is a great way to balance yourself and feel more vibrant. It can also improve your mental acuity and focus.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Eucalyptus can also be great for massaging into sore muscles. It’s a great natural way to reduce inflammation, relax stiff muscles and even reduce nerve pain.
Eucalyptus is a very cooling oil. Its cooling properties make it ideal for naturally treating fevers. Although I am a firm believer in letting fevers run their course so they can help the body fight off whatever is causing the fever, eucalyptus can help keep you feeling more comfortable. It works especially well when combined with peppermint oil which is also very cooling.
With the weather starting to cool down, I know many will start to see flare ups of their respiratory conditions soon. Consider incorporating this magical oil into your routine to help support your body naturally.
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