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I’m Andrea with Aromahead Institute, and I want to share three of my favorite ways to use Eucalyptus essential oil.
Eucalyptus is a popular essential oil, and many people reach for it when they feel like they’re coming down with a cold or flu, or if they have allergies or congestion of some kind. Eucalyptus is excellent for that! It loves supporting the respiratory system! But Eucalyptus has other uses, too. Let’s learn some of them!
There are many different species of Eucalyptus. I have Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiata. They are very similar in their uses, chemistries, and from an aromatic perspective. (Although I think radiata is a little softer!) I have more radiata, so that’s what I’m using today, but just know that the different species of Eucalyptus essential oil are pretty interchangeable.
Eucalyptus Use Number 1
0:47 — Eucalyptus Essential Oil Cleaning Spray
This is such a simple natural cleaning recipe! Not only does the Eucalyptus essential oil help to clear away germs, but I always feel like I’m supporting my health as I clean—I can feel it opening my breath as I wipe down my counter! I love that!
I have a 16 oz (480 ml) spray bottle, and I’ve filled it most of the way with water. Then I’m adding . . .
Dash white vinegar (1:22)
2 ml (50 drops) Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata) (1:44)
Instead of counting all 50 drops of the Eucalyptus essential oil, I’m using a graduated cylinder to measure 2 ml. (1 ml is approximately 25 drops, so 2 ml is about 50.)
At 2:50, I’m adding the Eucalyptus essential oil into the 16 oz bottle. Of course, the water and essential oil don’t mix, so I always give the bottle a good shake before I use it. Then I use it to clean any surface in my home that likes water-based cleaners, like my counters, sinks, shower stall, bathtub, and more.
I also make this blend fresh every few weeks, since it’s not made with preservatives.
Enjoy cleaning your home and supporting your health!
Eucalyptus Use Number 2
3:45 — Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Topical Pain Relief
This is a Eucalyptus blend for topical use that can really help to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and encourage circulation. Eucalyptus offers a comforting cooling sensation that feels so good to tight muscles, or areas of hot inflammation.
I have a 10 ml glass roll-on bottle for this blend, and I’m using jojoba as a base.
10 ml jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) (4:23)
6 drops Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata) (5:00)
I know that 6 drops doesn’t sound like a lot of essential oil, but this is actually a nice strong blend for pain relief. Eucalyptus essential oil is very “good at its job!”
At 5:15, you can see me pop the roller-top onto the bottle. You can use this blend for achy muscles and tension, or even if you’re feeling a cold coming on. (Try it for aches and pains that come along with the flu!)
Eucalyptus Use Number 3
6:01 — Eucalyptus Essential Oil Steam
Have you ever noticed that when you have a stuffy nose, a cold, or any kind of congestion in your head, that steam seems to help unclog it and clear your breathing? This technique takes advantage of that “magic effect” steam can have, and adds the support of Eucalyptus essential oil.
All you need is a bowl of hot steamy water. Then add 1 drop (just 1!). Now close your eyes, lean over the bowl, and breathe in the nourishing steam. You can concentrate the steam around you by draping a towel over your head.
One tip that I’ve found handy . . . be sure to have a box of tissues nearby!
You can steam for about one minute, then blow your nose, and steam again if you like. It’s helpful to do this several times a day if you’re getting sick, or if you’d like to prevent getting sick.
After your steam, you can leave the bowl of water and essential oil out to continue diffusing into the air. (It smells so good!)
So there you have it—a few ways to use Eucalyptus essential oil that you may not have thought of before. I hope you connect with this amazingly supportive essential oil and make it a part of your life. It has so much to offer!
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