- Respiratory Problems
Eucalyptus oil helps in combatting a number of respiratory problems such as, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis (as mentioned above). Due to eucalyptus oil’s properties, including antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and decongestant in nature – this makes it a helpful ingredient for respiratory medication.
Asthma, for example, can be improved by simply by massaging 1-3 drops of eucalyptus oil onto one’s chest. The aroma and vapours have a soothing effect, as they relax the throat and dilate blood vessels. This allows more oxygen into the lungs.
- Dental Hygiene
Who knew eucalyptus oil would be imperative for dental care? It helps in fighting cavities, dental plaque, gingivitis, and other dental infections. It’s no wonder eucalyptus oil is a common ingredient in mouthwash, toothpaste, and other dental products.
- Disease Control
Because of eucalyptus oil’s antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, it can help the symptoms that come with tuberculosis. For example, when you massage eucalyptus oil onto the chest such as a vapour rub, or inhale it while in hot water, the oil can clear your lungs and reduce inflammation. For best results, apply it to your chest and back.
- Spa Treatment
When you visit a spa, most of them include eucalyptus oil in their treatments, especially in aromatherapy, because of the oil’s calming and antiseptic properties. The best way to experience the benefits is through vapour, topical application, and ingestion.
9. Cool off
Summer is essentially here, or if in general you can’t take the heat, you can make a cooling spray out of eucalyptus oil. If you want to take it up a notch, mix in some peppermint oil as well.
- Acne Control
Pus filled pimples can often be painful, which is where eucalyptus oil comes in. Before that let’s get into the scientific reason of why you get pimples: when there is excess oil in your pores, bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is created, which then creates a pimple. So, according to studies, eucalyptus oil decreases the size of the nasty zit and it can decrease the amount of oil produced. To fight the bacteria, simply mix some water and eucalyptus oil to form a mixture, and then dab it on the necessary areas of your skin.
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