Eucalyptus essential oil is one I pull out most often in late fall and winter. If you’ve ever used something like Vik’s Vapor Rub or Mentholatum then you’ve used eucalyptus too! It even makes a pretty great gum flavor in my opinion but I’ve heard it said that you are either a eucalyptus or peppermint person… there is no in between. You’ll have to let me know if that is really true!
Growing up, before we knew about essential oils my great grandma would swear by Mentholatum on your chest and the bottom of your feet whenever we had a cold. Eucalyptus is the acting ingredient in both Vik’s and Mentholatum. Using Eucalyptus Essential oil is going directly to the source of what relieves your congestion and takes out the chemical carriers you get when using the rubs.
It’s also great for relieving tired aching muscles! I highly recommend dropping one or two drops of eucalyptus into your warm bath in the evening to evaporate the cares of your day!
Caution! When using Eucalyptus it is advisable to dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, grape seed oil, or flax seed oil. It is a warm oil meaning that your skin could be sensitive to direct contact with it. I do use it directly but especially for children you should be careful!
Historically Eucalyptus leaves were used by Australian Aboriginals to bind wounds because of the eucalyptus’ antibacterial and anti-infectious properties. doTerra’s Eucalyptus Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the leaves as well and is still grown and cultivated in its native Australia.
Which oils would you like to learn more about? What is your favorite use for Eucalyptus?
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