Maximise the Health Benefits of this Essential Oil!
Eucalyptus oil is now a popular essential oil traditionally renowned for its decongestant properties although eucalyptus oil can be used in a much wider range of health treatments if required. Although eucalyptus oil has many benefits, those interested in using this remarkable oil should take time to read up on the oil properties prior to using. There are many good books and even DVD?s which advocate how to use essential oils to their maximum effect and those serious in pursuing a more holistic and healthy lifestyle would be wise to learn more about the health benefits of Aromatherapy.
Of course it is important to identify the properties contained within all essential oils prior to purchase and whilst they all have their own distinct benefits, there are also some severe side-effects if not used correctly and for eucalyptus oil this is due to it becoming toxic if too much is used.
The oil is obtained from using the fresh leaves of the eucalyptus tree which is native to Australia. It is already used in many prepared over the counter medicines such as mouthwashes, chest rubs and inhalers for example.
The main health benefits of eucalyptus oil are:
- For respiratory ailments. This oil is very effective for alleviating symptoms synonymous with coughs and colds such as sore throat, bronchitis and any nasal congestion.
- It is also useful in healing for burns, cuts or any abrasions. Can be useful with insect bites also.
- Can be used as a massage treatment for aching muscles and it can help nerve pain or for those people who suffer with rheumatism.
- Eucalyptus oil is also useful in rejuvenating low spirits or treating stress.
- It is also good to use the oil for any gum or dental infections as it has germicidal properties.
- The oil is perfect for use as a room freshener when there has been sickness in the house as the oil helps to eliminate any bacteria in the air.
The oil blends well with lavender, rosemary and thyme essential oils so it is a useful addition to any home first aid kit. Always ensure that you purchase a good quality pure eucalyptus oil so as to receive all the health benefits.