Eucalyptus oil benefits

Eucalyptus oil benefits

 

If you've ever been sick with a cold or the flu, chances are you have smelled Eucalyptus. Compounds contained naturally in Eucalyptus essential oil are used medicinally in many over-the counter cold and flu remedies for cough and congestion including syrups, cough drops, and vaporizer rubs and fluids. But there is more to Eucalyptus than just cold and flu remedies! Eucalyptus oil and its components can also be found in skin liniments, toothpastes, mouthwashes, bath salts, soaps, shampoos, lotions...see where we're going with this? Yes, Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil from the famous "Blue Gum Tree" of Australia has infiltrated our tiny little niche. 


This ancient aboriginal remedy for pretty much everything that ails 'ya has made it's way into our bathtubs and showers...and our hearts. We think you'll fall in love with it too once you read about all of the many Eucalyptus oil benefits. 


Eucalyptus tree

Eucalyptus Tree

Eucalyptus Oil benefits and uses:

Eucalyptus oil relieves pain

 Pain Relieving/Analgesic  Studies show that both the topical application of Eucalyptus essential oil AND the inhalation of eucalyptus essential oil help to ease pain. Examples of such studies include one in which patients inhaled Eucalyptus essential oil following total knee replacementsurgery[8]. Another study concluded that aromatherapy, including Eucalyptus essential oil, was effective in treating most postoperative pain[9].

 

Eucalyptus oil kills airborne microorganisms

Airborne antimicrobial A 2006 study published in Clinical Microbiology & Infection, and several other sources conclude that eucalyptus oil has airborne antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract. [1],[3],[6] [7]

 

Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial

Antibacterial  Studies show that Eucalyptus essential oil is effective at killing gram positive and gram negative bacteria when applied topically, or to the skin. [6][7]. Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil has also been found effective against the dreaded MRSA-Methyllicilian resistant Staphylococcus Aureas! 

 eucalyptus oil can inactivate influenza virus

Antiviral 2012 study showed that both Tea Tree essential oil and Eucalyptus Essential oil can inactivate influenza virus. [1]

 

 Vaporizing eucalyptus essential oil-Eucalyptus vapors are airborn virus fighters

Mucolytic Over-the counter cold and flu remedies containing Eucalyptus globulus are used to loosen phlem, and help ease breathing in people suffering with sinus congestion.  [2] Vaporizing the oil (as pictured above) is one popular method of getting the most mucolytic benefit. Caution: Eucalyptus essential oil and peppermint essential oil is NOT safe for children under 2 years old in vapor form or when topically applied and especially when consumed. Please consult a pediatrician before letting very small children around these vapors. Cineole (the active chemical in Eucalyptus) can slow breathing to dangerous levels in very small children. It can also cause depression of the central nervous system, seizures, and coma. This means Vapor rubs and vaporizing fluids, whether homemade or commercial containing Eucalyptus oil are not appropriate for babies or very young children. If you vaporize or diffuse any sort of essential oil, especially Eucalyptus, Peppermint, or Rosemary, make sure and check with a pediatrician before allowing small children and infants around the vapors.

 

Eucalyptus oil kills foot fungus

 

Anti-fungal  Got some foot funk? This is the most surprising of the Eucalyptus oil benefits! A 2015 study concluded that Eucalyptus oil was a cheaper and more effective treatment for nail fungus than current prescription treatments. [13]

 

Eucalyptus globulus leaves

Anti-inflammatory-A 2003 Study concluded that 3 species of Eucalyptus essential oil possessed pain relieving and anti-inflammatory abilities. Eucalyptus globulus was among them. [14]

 

Eucalyptus repels mosquitos and ticks

Repels mosquitoes and some ticks-this is due to the citronella content. Summer time is coming! [3], [7]

With all of these amazing Eucalyptus oil benefits it is no wonder that Eucalyptus essential oil is such a widely acknowledged natural remedy. Because of the studies concluding that Eucalyptus essential oil has anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and anti-bacterial properties as well as some of the soothing vapors we have included Eucalyptus essential oil in some of our products. However, we are not suggesting these products will treat or cure any condition.  We just hope you love our new Eucalyptus products and learned something useful in this blog post. 

 

 

 

Goodness Soaps products containing Eucalyptus Essential oil! 

 

 

 

 

 
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 Eucalyptus oil benefits and uses


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