Eucalyptus oil is everyone’s favorite winter-time essential oil – and if it’s not, it should be! It’s many anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, and soothing properties are cherished during the stressful holiday season.
Eucalyptus oil’s primary benefits include assisting with breathing, supporting and IMPROVING respiratory health, acting as a decongestant, soothing sore muscles, and being rich in purifying/cleansing properties.
People have used eucalyptus oil to treat a variety of medical problems for ages. This oil has been commonly used as a first-aid treatment because of its remedial nature. Eucalyptus oil is ideal for treating cuts, minor wounds, blisters and bruises, and healing skin irritation and insect bites. It also acts as an effective medicine for external pain; people with arthritis, ligament and tendon sprains, fibrosis, nerve pain, and muscle pain can use eucalyptus oil to alleviate the pain by massaging a few drops over the affected area.
Eucalyptus oil’s most well-known benefit is the wonders it works on one’s respiratory health. It is effective for treating problems such as cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, chest/nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis. In the season of sniffles, we all understand the value of having a natural remedy to combat the dreaded symptoms that slow us down when we are immersed in preparing for the next holiday party, dinner, or gathering.
In addition to physical benefits, the aroma of eucalyptus also has positive effects on mental health as well. The inhalation of the sweet-smelling oil helps relax the body and creates a cooling/refreshing effect. Eucalyptus oil removes exhaustion, mental sluggishness, and initiates feelings of wellness/the desire to be well within a person.
Eucalyptus can be applied/ massaged topically, inhaled through diffusers, humidifiers, and vaporizers, used in saunas and steam rooms, and is even safe for ingestion once diluted.
With this natural healing agent in your medicine cabinet, you can confidently glide into the winter season!