Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Fighting Colds and Respiratory Infections
Essential Oils enter the body by Inhalation, by absorption into the skin and by ingestion. (Ingestion can be dangerous if done alone)
I enjoy using essential oils and find them very therapeutic. I use them in vaporisers to give the home a refreshing fragrance and sometimes for health and Beauty purposes.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalptus oil is not one that I use to make the home smell nice because it has a medicated smell. However, there are a few ways it can be used to fight/prevent colds.
a) Putting a few drops in a Vaporiser. When I do this, I add a few drops of lemon oil but for just an hour, to tone down the Eucalyptus smell. (You get used to it after a while)
b) Putting a few drops on a hanky or tissue and inhaling. Again, I add a few drops of lavender oil or sometimes Mandarin oil to make it smell nicer.
c) Adding a few drops in a bowl with hot water. Cover your head with a towel, with your face over the bowl and gently inhale the steam. I hardly do this, as it is for when you actually do have a Cold. I prefer the top two which help prevent colds.
a) Help to treat respiratory infections such as bronchitis (in vaporiser or few drops on pillow)
b) Can help muscular pain and stiffness if diluted in massaging oil.
c) Can treat Skin Lesions but must be diluted.
d) Can treat athletes foot, insect bites and head lice.
Ps: Use sparingly as it has a strong smell.
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