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Uses of Eucalyptus Oil Part 1

The uses of eucalyptus oil are manifold, from a pleasant smelling decongestant to a soothing and gentle remedy for urinary infections.

Cleaning Aroma

  • Using eucalyptus as an incense is a simple way to benefit from its antiseptic qualities. As the eucalyptus burns, it releases its antiseptic ingredients into the air, disinfecting the room and masking unsavoury odours.
  • Place some charcoal into a burner and light. Sprinkle with loose eucalyptus incense and allow to gently burn. When burned, eucalyptus leases disinfectants.

Soothing Balm

  • Eucalyptus oil can be used to make a versatile balm.
  • Healing Balsam – Simply melt a tablespoon of vaseline by placing it in a bowl over a pan of hot water, and add : 6 drops of eucalyptus oil + 2 drops peppermint oil.
  • Rub a little of this balm under your nose to clear your sinuses, especially at night. A little rubbed on your lips helps heal cold sores.

Magical Eucalyptus

  • Eucalyptus is popular among the Aborigines, who burn the leaves to relieve fever, believing the illness will leave the person and go into the smoke. The dried leaves are also smoked to relieve asthma and other respiratory conditions.
  • In Victorian England, dried leaves were put in sachets to keep cupboards and closets fragrant and as an insect repellents.
  • Eucalyptus leaves are the only food eaten by koalas. People used to believe that alcohol contained in the leaves of the eucalyptus made the koalas permanently drunk, giving rise to their lazy behaviours.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. This article is so informative! Nature has provided us with so much goodness that we are unable to handle it and look for synthetic alternatives. Eucalyptus plants has other benefits like it can control diabetes, soothe cold sores, provide relief from joint pains, etc.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes. Eucalyptus oil is available as an essential oil that is used as a medicine to treat a variety of common diseases and conditions including nasal congestion, asthma, and as a tick repellant. Diluted eucalyptus oil may also be applied to the skin as a remedy for health problems such as arthritis and skin ulcers.

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  2. Divya says:

    Great post👏🏼 I love eucalyptus too

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    1. GS says:

      Yes it is, specially with winters round the corner, it can come really handy. Laboratory studies later showed that eucalyptus oil contains substances that kill bacteria. It also may kill some viruses and fungi. Studies in animals and test tubes show that eucalyptus oil acts as an expectorant, meaning it helps coughs by loosening phlegm.

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  3. I will visit an organic shop to see if I can the oil. Thanks for education. Sometimes you see the products there but you have no idea how to use them.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes. Infact The houseplant Calathea is a symbol of a new beginning. This meaning comes from the English saying ‘to turn over a new leaf’, which is what the plant does in the dark. This symbolism makes this an extra special gift.

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  4. VGo Global says:

    Really informative!

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    1. GS says:

      Eucalyptus oil comes from the oval-shaped leaves of the eucalyptus tree, which is native to Australia. The leaves are dried, crushed, and distilled to release the powerful essential oil. The main ingredient is cineole (also known as eucalyptol), which is known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and aromatic properties. Australian Aboriginals used eucalyptus as a natural remedy against wounds, infections, aches, and colds. Just one whiff of the minty, menthol-like aroma can open up your sinuses. It might also remind you of the locker room at Equinox. It’s no coincidence that eucalyptus oil is the scent of choice at spas and health clubs. It’s really great for relieving muscle aches, which is why you smell it a lot in spas.

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