Eucalyptus and eucalyptus oil are native to Australia, but due to their countless medicinal properties, they are used all around the world.
Cineole, an organic chemical found in eucalyptus essential oil, offers numerous medicinal benefits, and here are 8 uses of this healthy oil:
- Wound Treatment
Its potent antimicrobial and antiseptic properties will help you to treat infections, wounds, cuts, scrapes, burns, abrasions, and sores.
- Cold & Flu
This oil will help you to clear up mucus, eliminate harmful microorganisms, and detoxify the body. Just add a few drops into the diffuser before bedtime. You can also add 10 drops to a cup of boiling water, place a towel over the head and inhale deeply for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Respiratory Problems
Eucalyptus oil is a natural remedy in the case of asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Mix it with coconut oil and some peppermint essential oil and make a homemade vapor rub.
- Sinus and Allergies
Eucalyptus oil is excellent in the case of seasonal allergies and inflammation. Just enjoy a steam bath or diffuse it to treat the symptoms.
- Hair Nourishment
Mix a few drops of this oil with coconut or olive oil, and apply the mixture to the hair to treat dandruff, eliminate lice, and support the health of the hair.
- Hand Cleaner
Combine it with some sea salt and Epsom salt and use it to clean the grime and grease from the hands.
- Deep Cleanser
To clean the vacuum and dryer and sanitize them, pour a few drops into the vacuum and clothes dryer filters.
- Home Care
Eucalyptus essential oil can leave your home smelling fresh and pleasant, but it also has powerful anti-microbial properties, so you can add a few drops in the laundry, mop water, or your toilet. You can use it to clean the clothes and carpet and remove bad odors from the house.