Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a native oil to Australia is a welcomed addition to every medicine cabinet for its ability to fight colds, flu and fever. It is also effective for skin ailments like burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice and skin infections.
The Eucalyptus Radiata tree can grow to the majestic heights of 270 feet. Young trees have an oval-shaped bluish green leaves, while the more mature trees long, narrow leaves and bears a creamy-white flowers with a pale green bark.
This clear therapeutic grade essential oil has a strong herbaceous scent with a soft wood undertone.
Some of the other health benefits for Eucalyptus are that it is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, deodorant, antiseptic, decongestant, antibacterial and stimulating. It is also effective for respiratory problems such as colds, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis, sinusitis.
It also has a wonderful effect on wounds, because when it is exposed to air ozone is formed which is an antiseptic. Eucalyptus essential oil helps to heal skin infections, sores, ulcers, wounds, burns, cuts and scrapes. It also a works on insect bites and stings.
Another of the many benefits of Eucalyptus Oil is how it helps with muscle and joint pain. By massaging this oil, which is an analgesic, into the skin can help relieve pain caused by rheumatism, sprained tendons and ligaments, lumbago, stiff muscles and nerve pain.
Eucalyptus therapeutic value extends to rejuvenating the body with a cooling refreshing effect. The oil helps with exhaustion and mental sluggishness. It is also effective against stress and mental disorders.
Like Clove Essential Oil, Eucalyptus helps with dental problems. It is effective against cavities, plaque, gingivitis and other dental related infections due to its germicidal properties. It is an ingredient in mouthwashes and toothpastes.
A few other things Eucalyptus has been found to help with is diabetes. It is used as a room freshener, in soaps, detergents and household cleaners. . It also in many over the counter cold medicines
Eucalyptus blends well with rosemary (ingredient in Thieves), lavender, cedarwood and frankincense.