If you are into essential oils and who isn’t! You need to read about the many benefits of eucalyptus oil.
Many don’t realize that this evergreen tree has a wide variety of uses and benefits that include helping with respiratory problems to repelling mosquitoes.
The leaves and leaf oil of the eucalyptus tree are typically utilized for medicinal purposes, and it is not uncommon to find eucalyptus in a number of over-the-counter drugs, cleaners and even air fresheners.
Check out below some of our favorite eucalyptus oil benefits.
#1 Burns, cuts and insect bites
Topically, eucalyptus may be used as an antiseptic reducing the risk of infection and promoting healing.
#2 Muscle and joint pains
Rubbing oil from the leaves into the muscles and joints has been known to temporarily relieve pain.
#3 Treatment of respiratory illnesses
Coughs, colds, sore throats, asthma, and congestion appear to respond to medicines containing eucalyptus. Relieve congestion and cough by rubbing eucalyptus oil or ointment into the chest.
#4 Intestinal germs
The vermifuge found in eucalyptus oil, is well known for its ability to destroy or eliminate intestinal germs and parasitic worms that sometimes make their way to your intestines.
#5 Oral hygiene
The anti-bacterial and germicidal properties found in eucalyptus oil are very effective when used to enhance your oral hygiene. It fights plaque build-up that causes cavities to help keep your teeth and gums healthier.
#6 Promote healthy hair
Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your shampoo or conditioner to get rid of dull hair.
#7 Soaps and cleansers
Commonly found in household cleaners, eucalyptus offers a healthy aroma and strong cleansing abilities. It is often used in spas and saunas for both refreshment and cleansing purposes.