Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is steam distilled from fresh or partially dried Eucalyptus leaves.



The Eucalyptus Tree is commonly associated with koala bears, as Eucalyptus leaves are their main source of food.


Most of the 700 varieties of Eucalyptus grow like trees while others grow like shrubs.



HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF EUCALYPTUS

First used by the Aboriginal people of Australia, who referred to it as “kino” and used it to heal most wounds, Eucalyptus leaves were made into infusions and used to treat body pains, colds, sinus congestions, and fevers, hence the nickname Fever Tree.


Australia is the origin and the leading source of Eucalyptus Oil, the Eucalyptus tree and its essential oil production spread to other parts of the world including Brazil, Europe, Greece, China, and India. It was used for its disinfectant and expectorant properties in Chinese, Greek, European, and Ayurvedic medicine.


Aromatherapy:

Used in aromatherapy, the fragrance of Eucalyptus Essential Oil is inhaled and scent receptors in the brain’s emotional powerhouse process the smell as refreshing. A few drops of this invigorating oil placed in the hand while showering can be inhaled to promote a sense of vitality. The cooling scent of Eucalyptus Essential Oil is known to relieve mental exhaustion by boosting circulation to the brain, thereby stimulating the mind out of sluggishness, and rejuvenating the spirit.


Cosmetically:

Eucalyptus antiseptic properties make it a popular choice for use on wounds, cuts, burns, bites, stings, and sores. Besides soothing the irritated skin, it relieves pain, protects any openings from becoming infected, and promotes faster healing. Added to warm baths, Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties help to rejuvenate stiff and sore muscles.


Hair:

Eucalyptus is perfect to use cosmetically and nourish hair, Eucalyptus Essential Oil will moisturize an itchy scalp and remove dandruff flakes.


Medicinally:

Eucalyptus Oil’s expectorant properties also make it effective in facilitating the relief of congestion and respiratory tract infections. For relief from congestion, mix a few drops in a steaming bowl of hot water and lean over it to inhale the aromatic vapors with a towel draped over the head and bowl for a few minutes. The eyes should be closed to prevent irritation.


MrNurse here: When I have an ear infection, I use a few drops on a cotton wall ball and place it in my ear, it works wonders for me...


Uses:

Dilute with a carrier oil and use topically in a moisturizer or blended massage oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s stimulating properties may help to revitalize the skin and tired muscles.

As a disinfecting air spray, Eucalyptus Essential Oil acts as a natural, anti-microbial, non-toxic air freshener that removes bacteria, viruses, and mold from the environment. Diluted with water, this spray can freshen the room and eliminate the body odors trapped in shoes and sports gear.


A surface cleaning agent can be made by combining Eucalyptus Oil with Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oils and then diluting the blend with water before using it on kitchen and bathroom surfaces.


For additional advice on how to use or blend oils please contact MrsNurse at contact@mrandmrsnurse.com


Cautions:

For external use only: MrandMrsNurse always suggest consulting with a medical practitioner before using essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use essential oils without the medical advice of a physician. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.


Essential Oils should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children.





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