Wisdom of weekend: Essential oils (Post 5): Eucalyptus Oil

Hello beauties. Today I am sharing with you the healing properties of  "Eucalyptus Essential Oil".
Hope you all will relish reading this. Kindly share your thoughts.
(Note: Please use your own discretion and do a patch test while following any advises because everyone's skin if different)


What is Eucalyptus oil ?
Eucalyptus Oil is an essential oil is made from Eucalyptus leaves (Eucalyptus globulus) by steam distillation.
It has a strong minty aroma and is colorless in color. It has powerful antiseptic and germicidal properties.Thus is generally used for medicinal use like muscle pain, tooth ache. It is also used in soaps and spas due to its calming properties. Great for sauna too.

What are its benefits ?

Anti septic and anti bacterial
Heals wounds,ulcers and minor cuts
Treats respiratory problems
(nasal congestion, bronchitis and sinusitis)
Relaxes mind and reduces stress
Analgesic properties cure muscle pains
Germicidal properties helps in dental care
Works in reducing fever along with peppermint oil
Helps to ease upset stomach
Helps to control blood sugar
Reduces inflammation and pain
Treats bleeding gums
Treatment for elimination of lice from hair
Expectorant (dilutes cough) helpful in Sinusitis
(diluted steam form)
Helps to treat asthma
Reduces odor and great as a household cleanser


Make sure that your Eucalyptus tree oil is organic and 100% pure.

How to use it ?
Eucalyptus oil is pretty strong and thus should be used with a carrier (mild oil).
Examples are:
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Avocado Oil
Castor Oil

Mix 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.

Any caution ?
Its shelf life is usually 2 years . Do check the manufacturing date.
Eucalyptus oil is highly toxic if consumed by mouth in concentrated form. It must be diluted  as per the doctor's instructions.Do keep it in a safe place (away from pets and children).
It may irritate skin if used directly or used more than recommended or in high concentration .
Check for any allergies to it by doing a patch test on small area of skin and look for any reactions.
Stop using it if skin shows any reaction/irritation/redness/swelling/itching.
Please consult your doctor for its usage if your you are pregnant, nursing mother or undergoing any medical treatment

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I love knowing your thoughts.
Have you tried using Eucalyptus oil  ? Did you benefit from it?

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, really interesting!

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  2. Oh I had no idea that it has THIS many health benefits, good to know.

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  3. great post! i never used the oil but i had an all natural eucalyptus soap for the face and unfortunately it didnt help me :(

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  4. Interesting post! I never knew that Eucalyptus can be used to help reduce a fever. Thanks so much for sharing this info!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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  5. Interesting post dear :) nicely written :)
    www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com

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  6. I love how eucalyptus essential oil unblocks my nose when it's stuffy, but I'm not that big on using it on my skin! I am not allergic to it per se, but I want to play safe. Again, thanks for the very informative post!

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  7. interesting! i would love to try them.
    i'll let you know when i do (; thank you for sharing on that.
    anyway, would you like to check on my blog as well?

    im a newbie, and hope will do well in this hehehe

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  8. interesting! i would love to try them,
    i let you know when i do! so well written, dear. thank you for the information too!

    would you like to visit my blog too?
    im a newbie and hope to do good with this too!

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  9. Love oils...I have dry skin and hair...so this is great for me.

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