5 Favourite Uses of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
As it gets cooler I find myself pulling out the eucalyptus oil and checking I have a good stock on hand. Eucalyptus is my ‘go to’ essential oil during winter. I find the scent to be sweet, earthy and refreshing with a hint of clean! Eucalyptus essential oil I find helps with clearing my respiratory system, making it easier to breathe when I'm blocked up with a cold. Eucalyptus essential oil adds a hint of freshness and can deodorise and disinfect the air, making it a positive and uplifting scent which is why I choose to use this essential oil more in winter.
Here are a few ways I use Eucalyptus essential oil around my home which could be a great start for you too!
Using a bowl of boiled water place a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil into the warm water. Place a towel over your head and hover over the bowl inhaling and exhaling, taking in the steam. I find this clears my sinuses extremely well! I do this in the evening before bed when I’m feeling blocked up with a cold. Also I have placed the open bottle of eucalyptus essential oil in the shower with me and let it gently work its magic here to as it mixes with the steam from the shower. A great trick to use with the children when they shower too, the kids have no idea and it helps to clear their sinuses before bed for a good night sleep.
Placing a few drops in your Tea Light Burner, Electric Burner or Diffuser sends out a beautiful fresh and uplifting aroma that fills the room.
3..Relax, unwind and rejuvenate
Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bath and ¼-1/2 a cup of Espom salts for a relaxing and uplifting soak.. you feel fabulous after this! I also find it takes away those aches and pains after a long day.
I am trying to avoid using so many chemicals in the home, especially now I have children so have started making my own cleaning products. Here is a recipe I have found that works as a great disinfectant cleaner to wipe down surfaces:
½ cup white vinegar
1 cup hot water
½ tsp of dishwashing liquid or Castile liquid soap of your choice
And 6-8 drops of eucalyptus and lemon essential oils.
Place all in a bottle with a trigger spray and shake to mix!
Also add to the filter of your vaccuum a few drops of eucalyptus oil or any other essential oil as it leaves a beautiful fresh feel after cleaning your home.
5..Cold Clearing Cream
I'm not a big fan of placing essential oils straight on skin and it can actually be quite harmful. Therefore to get the benefits of Eucalyptus essential oil I add a few drops to either Coconut oil, Jojoba oil or Lotus Pure and Natural moisturiser and rub on the skin, particularly rubbing on the chest, back or feet.
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By Amanda H.
Precautions: Keep essential oils away from the eyes; if any should get into the eye, flush thoroughly for 15 minutes with milk. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF STINGING PERSISTS.
Test on the skin with a small patch first for any allergic reaction. To remove essential oils from the SKIN : wash thoroughly with soap and water. Remove clothing and wash before reuse. SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF REQUIRED
Seek the advice of a trained Aromatherapist when using essential oils when pregnant, breastfeeding, suffering from a medical condition i.e. epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure; or you are on medication. Only use Essential Oils with children in very small amounts for short periods of time, or as directed by a trained professional.