Friday, May 26, 2017

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil has a lot of uses and benefits.   
The oil comes from the leaves and branches of the Eucalyptus tree.  This native Australia evergreen can grow up to 250 feet tall and its oil has been a staple for many years in traditional medicine.

Let me share the many uses and benefits with you today!  
Have you ever been outside either camping, hiking, or just outside in your own backyard enjoying the cool night air when suddenly you're attacked by mosquito's, gnats, or some other bugs?
Yeah, annoying right?  Well, did you know you can use eucalyptus essential oil to repel those little pests away?  Just put a few drops of eucalyptus in a glass/stainless steel spray bottle filled with water and spray on your skin and enjoy the rest of the night bug free.

Another great use is as a disinfectant, yes it kills germs on surfaces.  Just put 6 drops to 1 cup of water, pour in a glass/stainless steel spray bottle and spray surface and wipe down with a cloth.  Your home will be clean and smell great.

Now let's talk about skin care.  I have three teens in my house and one tween.  They are in the midst of acne right now.  As their mother, I want a natural solution to treat their acne.  Heaven forbid they act any crazier because of some chemical they put on.  Eucalyptus essential oil is that natural solution.  Mix 1-2 drops in unscented moisturizer and apply to the face.  I'm going to have them try this tonight.

Next, is pain control.  After undergoing total knee replacements, patients who inhaled Eucalyptus E.O. reported decreased pain.
Now, let's talk about how you can create a relaxing setting at home because, let's face it every one needs to calm down and relax.

 By placing a few drops of Eucalyptus in a diffuser and letting the soothing fragrance fill the air this can help set a relaxing tone and not only that but Eucalyptus can also help with respiratory health.  It helps by clearing your sinuses when you have a cold, it can help people with asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) breathe easier and improves symptoms for people who suffer from an inflamed nasal cavity (rhinosinusitus).
Ok, so now that you've dealt with the bugs, house cleaning, acne, the craziness of home, colds and asthma you deserve a soothing bath.

 For a relaxing spa-like bath, mix 1-3 drops of Eucalyptus into a carrier oil such as coconut, almond or jojoba.  Then pour into a hot bath before stepping in. Inhaling the aroma can alleviate respiratory troubles as well and promote relaxation.

Some fun facts;  

- In the 1800's Eucalyptus was used to disinfect England's hospitals. 
- In Australia, Eucalyptus was traditionally used in Aboriginal medicine and Anti-fungal abilities.
- In India, Ayurvedic medicine used this oil to help heal respiratory tract infections and to clean wounds.

Information from "The North American Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Experts

Thanks for taking the time to come over today!  
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Britta Singer
DoTerra Wellness Advocate 

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