8 Dec

The Uses Of Eucalyptus Oil

Bottled Eucalyptus Oil

Essential oils are products that people have used for centuries as they have powerful medicinal properties. One of the oils that offers a number of diverse uses is Eucalyptus oil. This oil made from the Eucalyptus tree has been in commercial production since 1852 and used by the residents of Australia for much longer.

Help With Colds

Eucalyptus oil can be used to help cleanse the body of microorganisms and toxins which make you ill. If you have a cold or the flu you can use this oil with a diffuser. All you have to do is add drops of oil to the water in the diffuser before you sleep and allow the oil to work overnight. If you do not have a diffuser you can use the oil in a steam bath where you add the oil to a cup of boiling water and inhale the steam.

Cleaning Your Hands

If you work with objects that leave you hands covered in grime and grease then this oil is the answer. It is possible to use the oil to help remove grease and rejuvenate sore hands or feet. You can add the oil to a mixture of Epsom salt and sea salt. You may find that this mixture works better than any other grease removal.

Nourish Your Hair

Eucalyptus oil can do wonders for your hair in terms of nourishment. If your hair needs a bit of a pick me up add some oil to a carrier oil. The best carrier oils to use are coconut or olive oil which mix well with essential oils. This mixture is easy to apply to your hair and also works as a great remedy for lice if you want to avoid chemical treatments.

Kills Odours

If you have an item that has scent issues like a dog bed or used shoes you can use this oil to kill the odour. All you have to do is take a rag and dip it into Eucalyptus infused water, topically wash the item and leave it in the sun to dry. This topical treatment is not the only method you can use to help clear away smells with this oil. Adding several drops of oil to mop water, laundry detergent and toilet cleaner will help you in the same way.

Wound Treatment

This essential oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. These properties make the oil an ideal treatment for wounds and burns. You can use this oil instead of a normal antiseptic if you want to avoid chemicals on your open wounds. If you have insect bites the oil can also work as a natural pain reliever.

Clean The Air

As this oil is an antiseptic is can be used to sanitise your vacuum and dryer filters. This cleans the air when you run the machines. You can also use the oil to kill mould as well by cleaning the air with a mixture of eucalyptus and tea tree oil.

There are a number of different uses for Eucalyptus oil, which you can find more of at Build Better Relationships With Health, that you should consider. The properties of the oil make it an antiseptic for wounds and it helps to clean the air.