Did you know that the eucalyptus tree is originally native to Australia? Now they can be found all over the world, providing us with a powerful minty menthol aroma. It is widely known to be an extremely powerful essential oil that has anti-inflammatory properties. Although it is safe to inhale eucalyptus oil, NEVER ingest this oil. Eucalyptus has so many different usages and purposes its important to understand HOW we can use this oil to maximize its benefits.
Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil / Uses of Eucalyptus Oil
Love Vicks VapoRub? Eucalyptus makes up only about 1% of their recipe and is still able to help users power through their cold symptoms. Eucalyptus has been used to relieve congestion and coughing when properly diluted and applied to the chest and throat (BONUS- combined with Peppermint for a more powerful combo!). This works by help clearing your airways and lungs of tough, stubborn mucus. Always remember to never apply these oils directly to your skin without properly diluting them in a carrier oil of your choice (jojoba, coconut, etc). For all day relief, consider using Eucalyptus oil in your home diffuser!
Bugs HATE eucalyptus! Making it our summertime ally. As a natural and non-toxic alternative to chemical bug sprays, use Eucalyptus oil in combination with Lemon and Peppermint to keep these critters off your skin! Healthline suggests we can also use Eucalyptus to promote healing in MINOR cuts and burns since the oil fights inflammation and bacteria. Have bug bits? Dilute essential oil in a cream of your choice and apply topically to help itching and irritation!
Although this oil smells great and can help us humans, the same cannot be said for our pets! Please use caution around cats and dogs and The ASPCA states that this oil is NOT pet friendly and can potentially be toxic.
Eucalyptus Oil Recipes + Blends
Eucalyptus Oil Repel Mice/Insects
- 20-25 drops Eucalyptus Oil
- Large spray bottle of water
- Shake well and spray problem areas!
Eucalyptus Oil in Bath/Shower
- Place a few drops of Eucalyptus on floor of shower or on wet rag in shower to release steam and promote ultimate relaxation !
Eucalyptus Oil for Skin
- 2 drops Eucalyptus Oil
- 1 drop Peppermint Oil
- 1 drop Lemon oil
- Blend with cream or carrier oil and apply to chest and throat for your own at home Vicks rub!
What are some of your favorite Eucalyptus oil benefits and usages??
Where can I buy Eucalyptus Oil?