Eucalyptus Oil is one of the world’s most familiar essential oils and is widely known to help with respiratory problems. Eucalyptus Essential Oil is also effective as a support to aching muscles and joints from occasional overuse such a strenuous gym workout or with normal joint changes associated with the aging process. Eucalyptus Oil can stimulate healthy circulation, bringing a feeling of warmth to the body. It can also be effective in stimulating mental focus. Eucalyptus Essential Oil helps clear the mind, improve concentration and soothe exhaustion. It can also be blended in a massage oil to help soothe knotted muscles. Extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree, this essential oil is well known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. The leaves are dried, crushed then steam-distilled to extract eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus trees are originally native to Australia but are now being grown all over the world.
Uses of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus tree is valued for its timber, oil, gum, resin and as an ornamental tree. Eucalyptus oil is steam distilled from the eucalyptus leaves and its chiefly used for its medicinal value. Traditionally, Eucalyptus oil helps relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Today the uses of eucalyptus essential oil are extensive.
a) Improve Respiratory Conditions
Eucalyptus essential oil is used to improve respiratory conditions by clearing the respiratory tract of any mucus build up. The essential oil is known to improve one’s immune system, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation.
Eucalyptus essential oil also activates the nose’s cold receptors which makes breathing easier especially when one has a running or blocked nose. The essential oil is believed to be effective against a wide range of respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, common colds and flu. This is because eucalyptus essential oil works as an expectorant hence cleansing the body of the microorganisms that cause coughs.
b) Eases Arthritis Pain
Eucalyptus is a key ingredient in some topical analgesics; pain relievers that are applied directly to your skin such as sprays, creams or salves. While eucalyptus isn’t the main painkiller it works by brining a cold or a warm sensation that your mind off the pain.
c) Disinfects Wounds
Native Australians used eucalyptus leaves to treat wounds and prevent infections. Today, diluted eucalyptus oil is used on the infected area to prevent infections and reduce inflammation which translates to healing. Eucalyptus essential oil may be used on burns or other minor injuries that can be treated at home.
d) Eucalyptus Oil Controls Blood Sugar
According to experts, the essential oil has potential as a treatment for diabetes. However, they still haven’t figured out how the oil works in regulating blood sugar. Always consult with your doctor first especially if using diabetes medication with Eucalyptus oil.
e) Freshens Breath
The antibacterial properties of eucalyptus essential oil can be used to fight the germs that cause plaque leading to mouth odor. Most mouthwashes and toothpastes contain eucalyptus as the active ingredient. Eucalyptus prevents plaque buildup on the teeth and gums by attacking the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
f) Repels Mosquitoes and Other Bugs
DEET sprays are the most popular repellents but they are made with strong chemicals. As an effective alternative, manufacturers make a botanical compound to repel the pests. You can also diffuse eucalyptus oil to shun away the pests.
g) Reduces Headaches
Eucalyptus essential oil has the ability to lower the pain and tension of sinus pressure hence resulting in relief for headaches. Eucalyptus essential oil is more effective when paired with peppermint essential oil. The essential oil works by blocking mucus formation in the airways, which minimizes headache tension from sinus pressure and improves breathing.
Eucalyptus essential oil just like any other essential oil should not be used on the skin directly. It should be mixed with a carrier oil of your choice like Jojoba Golden, Castor, Fractionated Coconut, Sweet Almond or Grapeseed. Eucalyptus can also be combined with other essential oils like Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Peppermint, Spearmint, Pine, Lemon, Geranium and Cedarwood for diffusion.
We deliver Eucalyptus oil countrywide in Kenya. Within Nairobi and its environs, we charge Ksh300 for all orders handled by our rider and Ksh250 for all prepaid orders handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier. All orders outside Nairobi county are handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier and are delivered the Next Working Day (Monday to Saturday). Some of our popular delivery locations for Eucalyptus Oil include: Nakuru, Eldoret, Kitale, Kiambu, Thika, Murang’a, Nyeri, Kericho, Laikipia, Machakos, Athi River, Kajiado, Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, Isiolo, Kwale, Diani, Kilifi, Vipingo, Malindi, Nyali, Bungoma, Meru, Nairobi, The CBD, Upperhill, South B, Lavington, Spring Valley, Loresho, Westlands, Kilimani, Parklands, Langata, Embakasi, Kasarani, Dagoretti, Kileleshwa, Karen, Ruaka, Imara Daima, Syokimau and South C.