Aromatherapy Oil - Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Aromatherapy Oil - Eucalyptus Essential Oil - Eucalyptus oil is among the most versatile of all essential oils. Several species of Eucalyptus have been used in the production of Eucalyptus oil with the most popular being Eucalyptus globulus. Eucalypt belongs to the Myrtacea family. Aboriginal Australians have known the health benefits of Eucalypt for centuries. The natives will chew the leaves and mix with water for the treatment of colds and fever.
Making eucalyptus oil by means of extracting it from leaves through steam distillation.. Steam distillation works by pumping steam into a room containing Eucalyptus leaves. Steam causes oil cells to explode to mix with steam. The steam is then cooled and the water and oil are separated.
Used as Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil has many uses from Anti-septic, Industrial, Perfume and personal hygiene. Some of the more common uses include:
As an Antibacterial Cleanser - Place a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil on a wet cloth and use it to wipe the top of the bench, cooking surface, toilet tank and a useful anti-septic cleaning surface.
As an Antiseptic - Eucalyptus oil can be used as an antiseptic solution for minor wounds and abrasions.
As a muscle rub - A few drops of eucalyptus oil in a base of high-quality organic massage oil make excellent rubbing for muscle aches and pains. It is ideal for use as rubbing after exercise in the aching muscles and joints.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil can be found in many bar soaps and hand wash. This is ideal in these products because of their antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
As a Fragrance, Eucalyptus Essential Oil can be found in Perfumes, Air Fragrances and Deodorants.
Eucalyptus oil is famous for its use as an insect repellent.
As a cold and flu medicine, Eucalyptus oil can be found in chest rub, cough syrup, and throat tablets. We have regularly added a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a plate of hot water and left it on a high shelf in the children's bedroom when colds and flu persist.
Hopefully this article has touched on the surface of many potential uses for Eucalyptus Essential Oils. This will definitely be one of the oils that must be in your Essential Oils kit. If there is nothing else, keep the bottle in your bathroom medicine cabinet.
Essential oils have many benefits and can help in the prevention or cure of many complaints. Every individual is different. Some essential oils can be toxic. Some oils should not be digested while others require limited sun exposure due to phototoxicity. Read the label and ask your supplier if you are in doubt about the safest use for certain oils. Not only in this article.