Eucalyptus essential oil is a potent antiseptic and can be used to prevent a number of respiratory tract infections including cold, cough, nasal congestion. If you don’t want to use the harsh shampoos available for lice treatment, just add a couple of drops to your regular hair cleanser and see the difference after one application it self. When added with a carrier oil and massaged on sore muscles, it gives instant relief.
What Is It ?
At Speaking Herbs, we ethically source superior quality eucalyptus leaves, and they are steam distilled to extract the oil. The oil is separated from the distillation unit carefully and packed in amber coloured bottles such that it is not affected by heat and other external factors.
It primarily contains 1,8-cineole, also known as eucalyptol. The leaves also contain flavonoids and tannins. Flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants, and tannins may help to reduce inflammation. Eucalyptus is believed to have a number of medicinal properties and there have been a lot of research going on this oil and its properties.
Why Is It Good For Me ?
Treats cold and flu
Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory tract infections including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis. According to a research study published in Current Microbiology, it has the ability to inhibit bacteria such as S. pneumonia, H. influenza, and parainfluenza that cause sinus infections, fever, and flu.
Helps in healing of wounds
When eucalyptus essential oil is exposed to air, an ozone layer is formed that makes the oil a potent antiseptic. Therefore, it is used to heal wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions, and cold sores. It is also an effective salve for insect bites and stings. Furthermore, it protects an open wound or irritated area from developing infections due to microbial activity and exposure to air.
Eucalyptus essential oil is good for the hair, it cleanses and moisturizes the scalp and promotes hair growth. It is, thus, an excellent alternative to the conventional cures that are severe on the hair. When you are oiling your hair, add a drop of eucalyptus oil to your carrier oil and massage your scalp well with it. After a few hours, add a couple of drops of this oil to your shampoo and wash your hair thoroughly.
Anti-fungal components in eucalyptus oil combat the yeast-like fungus malassezia, the most common cause of dandruff. Add 2-4 drops of eucalyptus oil with 1-2 tablespoons of your hair oil, apply to scalp, wait for sometime, then rinse thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
Relieves muscle pain
This oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature. Eucalyptus oil relieves muscle pain by influencing the nervous system response to noxious stimuli. Next time you have sore muscles, take a carrier oil and add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil and massage the area.
Skin care and cleanser
Eucalyptus oil is often applied topically to treat skin infections as its main compound, 1,8-cineole has antibacterial properties. The oil helps speed up healing and treat acne, eczema, sun spots, blemishes, aging, and pimples. However, always remember to dilute it with a carrier oil before using it topically.
Eucalyptus essential oil
How Should I Use It Everyday ?
- Always dilute your eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil like sweet almond oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil.
- Add it to your body oil, hair oil or your shampoo. You can also add it to your night oil that you apply on your face everyday.
- Also do a patch test on your skin before using it extensively.
Can I Consume It ?
No you are not supposed to ingest the oils, they can be toxic when ingested.
Are There Any Risks Associated ?
You should always use eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil and should do a patch test for redness, itchiness or rashes. It is toxic to pets and should be kept away from them. It should not be used on children under five years and pregnant women should avoid using this oil.
Q : Does the eucalyptus oil of Speaking Herbs contains any added fragrance?
No, the eucalyptus oil of Speaking Herbs does not contain any added fragrance and is pure.
Q : What is the shelf life of eucalyptus oil?
The shelf life of eucalyptus oil is three years but can be stored for a longer period if stored correctly.
Q : Is it necessary to dilute eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil?
Yes, eucalyptus oil is an essential oil and must be diluted with a carrier oil before usage.
Q : Can eucalyptus oil be used as a bug repellent?
Yes, eucalyptus oil can be used as a bug repellent due to its strong smell.
Q : Is eucalyptus oil good for hair?
Yes, eucalyptus oil is good for your hair as it helps your hair to grow and kills lice and nits.
Q : Can eucalyptus oil remove stains?
Yes, eucalyptus oil can remove stains.
Q : Can eucalyptus oil cure headaches?
Yes, eucalyptus oil is said to reduce fever, clear nasal congestion and relieve pain. It can cure headaches too. But always remember to dilute eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil before applying it on the skin.
Q : Is it safe for pets?
Eucalyptus oil if undiluted is toxic for pets and should be put away from them.
Q : Is it safe to use eucalyptus oil on babies?
No, it should not not be applied on babies undiluted. Always dilute before applying it on them.
Q : Why do the oils of Speaking Herbs come in a glass bottle?
The oils of Speaking Herbs come in a glass bottle because plastics have a leaching tendency and can leach into the oils making it contaminated and unfit for use.