It’s time for another aromatherapy spotlight; read on to learn more about eucalyptus essential oil.
What is eucalyptus? Eucalyptus is native to Australia, but can be found all over the world, and is famous for its medical properties. Eucalyptus essential oil is processed through distilling the leaves. Eucalyptus oil is made from the fresh leaves and branch tops of the eucalyptus plant.
While eucalyptus is most well-known for helping soothe respiratory issues, it also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pain-relieving effects. Studies also show that it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has also been known to have a calming effect on the mind and body.
Let’s explores some amazing uses for eucalyptus:
For your skin: Because of its cooling properties, it will help reduce redness and calm inflamed blemishes. Bug bites, be gone! Eucalyptus oil can help to keep the itchy areas at bay.
For your hair: Are you experiencing problems with a flaky scalp? Eucalyptus essential oil fights the root cause of dandruff, and the menthol that is present will help to cool itchy skin areas.
For your room: Inhaling the vapors of the essential oil can help clear the air of airborne bacteria. Having trouble breathing? Diffusing eucalyptus can also help find relief from congestion, making breathing easier. Another added benefit from the calming effect of menthol is that it is known to help headaches; you can use it in the same way you would use peppermint essential oil for headaches.