Eucalyptus Oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of eucalyptus trees, originally native to Australia. The main ingredient of this oil is cineole (also known as eucalyptol), known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and aromatic properties. Australian aboriginals used eucalyptus as a natural remedy against wounds, infections, aches and colds.
The oil is extracted from eucalyptus leaves by drying, crushing and distilling them. It is used as an ingredient in many products. Eucalyptus Oil benefits and uses are wide-ranging. This oil works as an antiseptic, perfume, an ingredient in cosmetics, a flavouring agent, a dental product and an industrial solvent. The oil is commonly utilised in aromatherapy for its unique aroma and relaxing effect on the body. Pure eucalyptus essential oil can help you breathe easier, ward off mosquitos and even disinfect your home.
Since ancient times, people of China, India, Greece and other European countries have been using Eucalyptus Oil for making medicines.
1. Relieves cold symptoms
The oil is a natural remedy for common cold, cough and sore throat. Eucalyptol works as a natural decongestant and cough suppressant by helping your body break down mucus and phlegm and opening up the airways. Eucalyptus Oil also has antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract. For a soothing home remedy, add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil to a bowl of hot water and breathe in the steam.
2. Soothes joint and muscle pains
Pure eucalyptus essential oil may help ease your pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The oil reduces muscle pain, soreness and swelling when applied topically on the skin. It increases blood flow to the affected areas, effectively reducing inflammation and discomfort, making it a potent analgesic. Additionally, the components of Eucalyptus Oil have a very relaxing effect on the nervous system and muscles, thus uplifting your wellbeing.
3. Helps maintains dental hygiene
Eucalyptus Oil benefits include oral care also. It freshens the breath and helps in maintaining good dental hygiene. Its refreshing aroma coupled with antibacterial properties makes it a perfect natural aid to treat many oral problems. Eucalyptus Oil’s natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties can help fight off the bacteria in your mouth responsible for tooth decay, cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, and more. That’s why it is often used in products like toothpaste, mouthwash and even gum treatment.
4. Aids in wound care
Eucalyptus Oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that work as a great tool to fight skin irritations such as wounds, cuts, burns, sores and even insect bites. Its antimicrobial properties can help prevent infection and even support wound healing when combined with a carrier oil.
5. Repels insects
The aroma of Eucalyptus Oil makes it a perfect insect repellent. Its scent repels moths, rodents, cockroaches and mosquitos. Hence, it can be used as a natural insect and rodent repellent.
6. Fights dandruff
Eucalyptus Oil benefits both the scalp and the hair by improving hair growth and effectively treating dandruff. It contains antifungal and antiseptic properties that fight the yeast-like fungus Malassezia, the most common cause of dandruff. Mix 2 drops of pure Eucalyptus essential oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and apply it onto your scalp, wait for 20 minutes and then rinse off thoroughly. Regular use of this oil will make your hair free of dandruff. Also,Eucalyptus Oil is an effective natural treatment for head lice.
7. Treats skin infections
Because of its powerful antibacterial properties, Eucalyptus Oil is used in treating various skin infections. Cineole, or eucalyptol, treats almost all bacterial infections. The natural pain-relieving properties combined with an anti-inflammatory effect can provide you with a natural cooling sensation. Furthermore, the antibacterial properties of Eucalyptus Oil benefit and protect your skin from infections and soothe the painful effects of sunburn.
100% organic and pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil is yet another natural marvel in Indus Valley’s inventory. Naturally extracted through cold press method, it preserves all the natural properties of the leaf in its purest form, making it chemical residue-free product. Certified by ECOCERT SA, this oil also comes as Dermatologically Tested and approved, is suitable for both men and women, making it absolutely essential for your daily skin and hair care routine.
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