Eucalyptus oil benefits you didn't know!
Many specialists talk about eucalyptus oil benefits! Eucalyptus trees originally come from Australia and have been planted in warmer regions of Europe. In Cyprus, most of them can be found in Morphou and in Famagusta. However, there are plenty of Eucalyptus trees planted individually in all cities of Cyprus. In fact, there are 62 types of Eucalyptus species identified on the island. Cyherbia’s Eucalyptus oil is extremely potent and 100% pure.
What is the use of eucalyptus oil?
There are hundreds of products made with eucalyptus oil in pharmacies, supermarkets and botanical shops. Some examples are: herbal cough syrups, sore throat remedies, aromatherapy oils, bath salts/bath bombs, chest rubs , and we can talk for hours about eucalyptus oil benefts. However, friendly reminder:
One does not simply use eucalyptus oil internally ever.
The internal use of eucalyptus oil can be very dangerous. The safest way is to use eucalyptus oil is externally. Some examples are steam baths, warm compress, a handkerchief and diffuser. These are easy ways to combat symptoms of congestion and throat/chest infections.
What are the benefits of smelling eucalyptus oil?
To begin with, the effect of eucalyptus oil’s scent is wonderfully unusual. It wakes you up instantly and the body feels energized, whilst you notice your mind being calm. It has positive effects on the nervous system, ultimately lowering stress levels and uplifting the mood. Using eucalyptus oil in a diffuser can also disinfect the air in your home, when a family member is ill and you want to prevent catching the bug/virus.
With strong anti-viral, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil can go a long way. Inhaling eucalyptus essential oil may help you if you suffer from allergies caused from dust, pets, pollen, hay etc. It can help open up the airways and get rid of mucus.
The best way to do that is to use a diffuser or oil burner with a few drops of eucalyptus. You can also get a ‘quick fix’ by holding the bottle of eucalyptus essential oil carefully under your nose without letting the bottle touch the nose and inhale a few times. Fun fact: in the hot summer evenings, mosquitoes are less likely to enter your room if you have eucalyptus burning in a diffuser.
Tips and DIY recipes to maximize the eucalyptus oil benefits when using it at home:
Natural Orange & Eucalyptus Disinfectant Spray
Create your very own antiseptic spray, to use for disinfecting surfaces in your home.
1 tsp orange essential oil (or any other citrus essential oil such as lime, lemon, grapefruit or bergamot)
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1/2 cup alcohol (90% isopropyl alcohol)
500ml spray bottle
Pour the alcohol and essential oils into the spray bottle.
Add the vinegar until the bottle is almost full. Leave enough room for the sprayer.
Put the spray top on and shake thoroughly to combine all ingredients.
Shake well before each use, and spray surfaces around the house to disinfect.
Use Eucalyptus essential oil for scalp treatment:
Eucalyptus essential oil has great effects on treating dry scalp and dandruff. Using the tiniest little bit can work wonders. You can mix it with rosemary oil too.
What you need:
Add 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil to your shampoo, or 10ml carrier oil (eg. Coconut, almond, avocado etc.) and gently massage your scalp thoroughly.
If you are using a carrier oil, leave it in for at least 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
If you use the regular shampoo, use it as normal and remember to shake the bottle well before each use.