Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the most versatile out there, and we love discovering new ways to use it. We have five essential oil uses you may not have heard of before — and even if you have heard of them, these tricks may be the reminder you need to incorporate eucalyptus essential oil into your regular routine.
- Make vacuuming fun
We love this tip from Thursday Plantation Canada user, Minna! She puts a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil into the vacuum cleaner filter and then when she vacuums it gives off a “lovely clean and fresh smell.” Having a clean house feels great and adding eucalyptus oil to the mix makes it even better. Dare we say this could even make you excited to vacuum?
- Get a caffeine-free energy boost
It’s one of those days where it’s not even 10 a.m. and you’re already on your fourth shot of espresso and still could go back to bed. Or maybe you’re trying to cut back on caffeine. Or you’ve gone out to lunch, come back to the office, and suddenly find yourself longing for a nap. Hey, we’ve all been there. But you don’t need a steady IV of coffee to keep yourself perked up — all you need is some eucalyptus oil.
Eucalyptus oil’s woodsy scent can help wake you up and — bonus — feel refreshed. And if you’re feeling foggy due to congestion or a stuffy nose, breathing in some eucalyptus scent can help clear your sinuses, which will also give you that much-needed energy boost.
If you don’t have a diffuser handy, try putting a couple drops on the rug around your office desk, or place some into an empty wine glass or brandy snifter. It will evaporate over the day.
- Ultimate stress and joint pain relief
Eucalyptus oil is great for relieving tired/achy joints, especially when warm water is involved. There are many ways to incorporate eucalyptus into your morning/night routine.
If you’re relaxing in the tub, add two to eight drops (0.1ml – 0.4ml) of undiluted eucalyptus oil with the same amount of shampoo or liquid soap before adding it to the bath. Mix the water gently. For maximum benefit, remain in the bath for 10 minutes. Use two drops of undiluted essential oil the first time and increase by one drop per bath up to a maximum of eight drops. Use once daily.
Only have time for a shower? You can still reap the relaxing benefits. Put two to five drops of Eucalyptus oil on the shower floor and the scent will help calm you down (just be careful where you put them and watch your step — falling in the shower is definitely not relaxing!). You can also put the eucalyptus essential oil drops on a cloth and put the cloth on the shower floor — just keep it out of the direct stream of water so it doesn’t volatize too quickly.
- Silence a cough
If there’s a tickle in your throat you just can’t nix, eucalyptus oil could do the trick. For direct inhalation, apply between one to six drops (0.05ml – 0.3ml) of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. You can do so up to three times per day.
You can also use steam inhalation. Add between three to 12 drops (0.15ml – 0.6ml) of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water/facial steamer. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove Stubborn Stickers
Save your manicure! A couple drops of eucalyptus oil on a cloth can remove even the most stuck on of labels. And you don’t have to spend your whole evening standing in the kitchen picking at sticky glue.
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Eucalyptus oil is well known for its many medicinal/health uses. Its aromatic scent makes it ideal for clearing airways and helping soothe congestion. That’s great, but those things are not all it is good for. Ever thought about using it as part of your daily beauty routine? If you haven’t, today we are talking eucalyptus oil for hair care – so you may just start!
– Eucalyptus oil for hair growth through follicle stimulation. Eucalyptus oil can help encourage healthy hair growth by massaging the oil into the scalp and root ends. Since this stimulation works by getting blood flowing around the follicles, eucalyptus oil aids in this because it is known to promote proper blood vessel constriction. As blood circulates throughout the area, hair follicle growth is stimulated, and the individual shafts of hair become stronger and more elastic as nutrients flow to their roots. Once it has had time to penetrate the scalp, rinse thoroughly.
– Eucalyptus oil is also great for improving shine, thickness and overall hair health. Thanks to its antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-viral, and anti-septic properties, eucalyptus oil works to boost hair’s natural health. The best way to get the most effective results is through a really complicated process: first, apply to your hair, massaging from the scalp all through the hair, then rinse out. Ok, not so complicated – it’s actually quite simply really. No pain, big gain.
– For scalp care, eucalyptus oil is also effective in relieving symptoms associated with mild psoriasis and dry scalp. When the scalp becomes red, dry, itchy and begins to flake, often because of overly dry skin or a sudden overproduction in hair oils, it may seem counterproductive to add more oil to a scalp in this condition, but it often proves beneficial. Blood flow can help eliminate the build up of bacteria in hair follicles internally, and naturally moisturizes and soothes irritated skin, too. And since it is a natural antiseptic and antifungal agent, it works to eliminate bacterial and fungal growth in the upper layers of the scalp and hair follicles.
One more thing before we go: no matter how you use eucalyptus oil for hair health, don’t leave it on too long. We know that it can be tempting to assume that the longer it stays on, the better it will work – but this isn’t the case. After all, it is still an oil, and if left on too long can actually reduce shine, lead to build-up, and cause a greasy, dull appearance.
Don’t just use eucalyptus oil to clear a cough – use it to help your hair stay healthy and beautiful, naturally.
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Breathe it in – that fresh, woodsy scent that clears the airways and revitalizes the mind and body. We are into eucalyptus essential oil week 3 – last week we promised to give you some eucalyptus essential oil uses, and we are living up to that promise. Check out our handy infographic to find out some of the best ways to take advantage of this versatile little oil.
From cold and flu season to household chores, eucalyptus essential oil uses are pretty wide-ranging.
Want to start taking advantage and clear the air (and your head)?
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We are into week 2 of our eucalyptus oil blog series – last week we broke things down and got back to the basics, and this week we will dive a little deeper and talk about why this essential oil is so fantastic. Ready to learn about eucalyptus oil benefits? We’ve got you covered.
First, check out this great video from ActiveBeat. It covers some of the same background we covered last week, as well as some of the science behind the oil – we’ll let them cover that stuff!
So what are the benefits of eucalyptus oil? Here are just a few:
- The antibacterial properties in eucalyptus oil make it ideal for treating wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It is also an effective salve for insect bites and stings.In addition to soothing the affected area, it also protects an open wound or irritated area from developing infections from microbial activity and exposure to the air.
- Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, even asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis.
- Eucalyptus oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature, which makes it great for treating muscle pain. Massaging eucalyptus oil on the surface of the skin helps to relieve stress and pain.
As you’ve seen and heard, there are a number of important natural health benefits of eucalyptus oil. Want to know just how to use it? Stay tuned – next week we’ll cover some of these as well as a bunch of other great uses.
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Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the best known and most commonly used oils in the world. It has become so well-known thanks to its many medicinal properties. This month, we are focussing on this widely-used oil, and this week we are starting at the beginning by getting back to basics.
Eucalyptus oil comes from the eucalyptus tree (also known as Tasmanian Blue Gum), native to Australia, where they are grown in forest communities. The trees can grow to over 100m tall, and when the sun heats up the oils in the leaves, that oil is released and turns the air into a virtual aromatherapy environment. It is a colourless liquid with a strong woodsy, sweet smell. There are more than 700 different species of eucalyptus in the world, of which at least 500 produce a type of essential oil.
According to English folklore, the benefits of this oil were recognized on a large scale after an early English settler’s thumb was nearly severed by an ax and it was treated with eucalyptus oil. When his father, who was knowledgeable about Aboriginal medicine, bound the wound tightly with eucalyptus leaves, healing the wound and fighting off infection, a surgeon reported on the results and news spread. Following this, pharmacist Joseph Bosisto began working with the oil and started commercially producing it in 1852. Soon after, the leaves of Eucalyptus radiata were first distilled near Melbourne. As they say, the rest is history.
The production process of eucalyptus essential oil is similar to other essential oils. The oil is extracted from fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs, and undergoes steam distillation.
What is eucalyptus essential oil used for? There are several different ways to use eucalyptus oil, including aromatically, topically, or internally. Its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities. Here are a few common uses:
- Treating respiratory problems
- Mental rejuvenation
- Dental care
- Treating muscle pain
Eucalyptus essential oil has been used for hundreds of years thanks to its natural healing properties – and adding it to you own first aid kit is never a bad idea.
Want more information on eucalyptus oil, its benefits and how to use it? Stay tuned – the next few weeks will help you learn all you need to know!
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The many benefits of eucalyptus essential oil are well-known and wide ranging thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. Its medical qualities have made it quite popular the world over, and it is used for a variety of different purposes.
This week we are looking at one of those purposes in particular: the use of eucalyptus essential oil for respiratory issues. Eucalyptus oil comes from the fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus is native to Australia, and Australia remains the prime source, but it has spread in the past few centuries to other parts of the world including India, Europe and South Africa.
Eucalyptus essential oil has proven to be effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis and sinusitis. Studies have also found that eucalyptus oil has immune boosting properties, so it helps your body react to infections more efficiently. So, without further ado, here are our tips for the best ways to use eucalyptus essential oil to get relief from respiratory issues:
Runny, stuffy nose: Put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a pot of boiling water. Carefully place your face over the pot, cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam through your nose, exhaling through the mouth. This helps reduce the inflammation of your mucosal linings, expels the phlegm built up in your airways and helps make you breathe easier. Do this at least three times a day for a severe cold and two times a day for a moderate one.
Clear your airways at night: Apply a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a cloth and place it in your pillow. The continuous but gradual release of the eucalyptus scent will help unblock your airways and make it easier to breathe, resulting in a better night’s sleep.
Ok, but these are really only things you can do at home. Don’t worry, the next one is good no matter where you are!
Chest and cough relief anytime: Eucalyptus oil can be applied to the skin and inhaled. By applying it to your chest, neck, temples and back when you have a cold, the strong aroma of the oil acts as a vapor that, when inhaled, relieves congestion. You can either put it directly on the skin or add it to your favourite unscented moisturizer.
As an all-natural remedy for respiratory issues, eucalyptus essential oil really takes the cake! Thursday Plantation has you covered: www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.