Eucalyptus relieves stuffy noses and sinus headaches. That’s why most over the counter chest rubs and humidifiers
have eucalyptus as the active ingredient. You can even hang Eucalyptus leaves on top of your shower head and allow the steam from the hot running water to release the oils from your eucalyptus bundle which will loosen things up in your nasal passages and helps clear you of any congestion helping you to breathe better. Nasal congestion causes sinus headaches which are super annoying so with a clearer upper respiratory you’ll rid yourself of that annoyance too. With flu season being basically all year, the combined steam and plant oils loosen mucus, relieve congestion, and inflammation and will help you feel better sooner. Try our Sinus Relief Roll-on to help you feel better.
On top of being a friend to the respiratory system, eucalyptus will help you distress! Yaaaay! The smell of the oils even if not sick will bring you a sense of peace. A slice of zen right in your own shower? Yes, please! Another reason why a lot of calming oils have eucalyptus in them. When you’re in the shower with a great fizzy or eucalyptus soap you’ll be giving yourself a spa like experience. And even if you are just jumping in and out, the eucalyptus is still there aiding in your peacefulness.
How is Eucalyptus oil made of?
Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil derived from the oval-shaped leaves of eucalyptus trees, originally native to Australia. Manufacturers extract oil from eucalyptus leaves by drying, crushing, and distilling them. More than a dozen species of eucalyptus trees are used to create essential oils, each of which offers its own unique blend of natural compounds and therapeutic benefits
While eucalyptus oil’s evergreen scent and much of its medicinal effects are primarily thanks to a compound called eucalyptol (a.k.a. cineole), eucalyptus oil is packed with numerous natural compounds that work in synergy to produce a variety of health-promoting effects.
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The Benefits of Using Eucalyptus Essential Oils in the Winter Months
When and Where to use them in:
BATH - Perfect time of year to use eucalyptus in the bath. Add a few drops of eucalyptus with coconut oil in your bath or use our homemade bath salts which are made with Epson salts and eucalyptus oils to help you with congestion and relaxation. Bath Bombs are also a great way to relax and moisturize the skin while soaking in a tub. These are made with all soothing ingredients and when putting a eucalyptus bath bomb in your bath you will be able to inhale better. If you want to give it a try, look at our eucalyptus bath bombs here.
SHOWER - the aromatherapy in shower fizzies are amazing. A lot of people ask us, what are Shower Fizzies? These are great aromatherapy products that are made with baking soda, citric acid, and drops of your favorite essential oil which forms into different hard shapes. How does it work? Wake up in the morning and spray a few drops of water on your fizzy whiling showering will bring the smell of eucalyptus throughout the bathroom, helps with easy breathing and congestion. Clears up passage through your sinuses. This is how our shower fizzies look like. Caution: Please be careful as shower fizzies are not like bath bombs. You can't soak in a bath with them as they have higher concentration of oils in them which will irritate your skin.
WASHING - Eucalyptus oils are great in any soap as it gives the same effect as in the shower. You can try our tree of life eucalyptus soap as it's made with shea butter soap base which feels wonderful on your skin. This soap is known for its moisturizing and cleansing of the skin. We added eucalyptus essential oil for its antiseptic and healing properties. Otherwise, If you are making your own homemade products, we recommend you use 1 teaspoon per pound when creating your own lotions and soaps. If you are interested in getting more information, Anne-Marie Faiola from Brambleberry, who has been my mentored for many years and still is today. She has all the right calculations when using essential oils. Visit her shop at Brambleberry.com or youtube her episode down below
DIFFUSING - By now it looks like every household has a few diffusers in their homes. If not, you can look at this diffuser here. Please note, that eucalyptus Is a top note and will evaporate within 10 mins if you don’t add your base and middle notes. Check out these diffuser blends that are great with eucalyptus. Here are our guidelines below as each essential oil note is broken up into three stages; top notes, middle (or heart) notes, and base notes. Look below at this explanation from fragrancehelp.wordpress.com
Top Notes: The first scent a person experiences when spraying the fragrance, it’s also the initial impression a person gets when selecting. This scent is usually sharp and often evaporates quickly.
Mid Notes: This note is the scent that follows the top notes. It is the main body of the fragrance and this will usually emerge a few minutes to up to an hour after applying a fragrance.
Base Notes: The final stage and will be the with the wearer the longest. Often these scents come about before the mid notes have completely evaporated, so the mix of mid and base are the main scent of the perfume. Base notes take the longest to disappear and can last even a day after application.
Once you understand how these essential oils work you will be ready to use your diffuser and add any essential oil blend you like. Otherwise, look at our great selection of diffuser blends recipes we have for you.
THERAPEUTIC USE - Eucalyptus oil can help clear your sinuses, relieve sore muscles, and combat stress. Below are the benefits of using eucalyptus essential oils. We have offered you seven benefits and uses on how to use this amazing essential oil. If you are looking on where to purchase this oil check out this section of essential oils
After reading our post on The Benefits of Using Eucalyptus Essential Oils. You have come to the conclusion that having eucalyptus essential oil in your home is a MUST!! as you can see. So many benefits and different varieties make this oil essential.
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