Even though they are native to Australia, thanks to their medicinal properties, eucalyptus and eucalyptus oil are known worldwide.
The medicinal benefits of eucalyptus essential oil come from cineole, an organic chemical. Here are 8 uses of this healthy oil:
1. Wound Treatment
Thanks to the antimicrobial and antiseptic properties it possesses, this oil is able to treat infections, wounds, cuts, scrapes, burns, abrasions, and sores.
2. Cold & Flu
Using this oil, you can get rid of mucus, eliminate harmful microorganisms, and detoxify the body. All you have to do is add a few drops into the diffuser before bedtime. Another alternative is to add 10 drops to a cup of boiling water, place a towel over the head and inhale deeply for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Respiratory Problems
Being a natural remedy in the case of asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and pneumonia, all you have to do is mix it with coconut oil and some peppermint essential oil and make a homemade vapor rub.
4. Sinus and Allergies
In order to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies and inflammation, diffuse the oil into a steam bath and enjoy.
5. Hair Nourishment
In order to treat dandruff, eliminate lice, and support the health of the hair, mix a few drops of this oil with coconut or olive oil.
6. Hand Cleaner
To remove grime and grease from the hands, combine it with some sea salt and Epsom salt.
7. Deep Cleanser
Add a few drops into the vacuum and clothes dryer filters in order to clean the vacuum and dryer and sanitize them.
8. Home Care
Not only will It freshen your home and make it smell amazing, eucalyptus oil has powerful anti-microbial properties. Add a few drops in the laundry, mop water, or your toilet. Moreover, you can use it to clean the clothes and carpet, and remove bad odors from the house.