Sunday, March 27, 2011
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Oil is said to be anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral, diuretic, analgesic, and deodorizing. It has even been used as an insect repellent!
Here's an incomplete list of some practical uses of eucalyptus oil:
* Disinfect a sick room by using eucalyptus oil in a diffuser. Research indicates that when the eucalyptus vapors are diffused in a sick room,germs are less likely to spread to others. You can also add a few drops of the oil to a spray bottle of water and spritz the sick room.
* To get rid of dust mites in your bedding, add a generous amount of eucalyptus oil along with regular detergent to your washing machine load of sheets and mattress pads. Agitate briefly, stop the machine, let everything soak for 30 minutes, and then finish the cycle. Meanwhile, spray diluted eucalyptus oil on a towel, and wipe down the bare mattress. You might also give your pillow a good spritzing and set it in the sunshine to dry, just for good measure.
* For congestion due to colds, coughs, flu, asthma, and sinusitis, sprinkle a few drops onto a damp cloth and hold it over your nose. You may want to try a steam inhalation for deep bronchial relief: Set a stable pan on a sturdy table, fill it with 6-8 cups of boiling water, and add 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil. Cover your head and the pan with a bath towel, closing your eyes and keeping your face a safe distance from the hot water. Inhale the steam deeply for about 10 minutes, taking breaks to cool off as needed.
* To help lower a high fever, add 5 drops of eucalyptus oil to 1 quart of lukewarm water. Soak cotton cloths (or even a t-shirt) in the mixture, wrap them around the patient's calves, and cover with dry cloths.
* Mix a drop of eucalyptus oil with a little olive oil and apply to cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds. Antibiotic-resistant staph infections and boils and cold sores often respond well to this simple procedure.
* For muscle aches and joint pain, dilute several drops of eucalyptus with olive oil, and massage the affected area. You may also want to add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your warm bath water for a refreshing soak that helps lessen aching.
* To reduce dandruff, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your shampoo.
Important: Because eucalyptus oil is so potent, it should not be used on infants or small children. Pregnant and nursing mothers should also avoid it since the oil readily soaks through the skin and into the blood stream. Steam inhalation should be avoided by those with heart or central nervous system conditions. Undiluted eucalyptus oil should never be ingested—even small amounts such as a teaspoon's worth are harmful. Although it is safe to use diluted eucalyptus oil as a gargle only, eucalyptus oil should never be swallowed. To avoid skin burns, always dilute eucalyptus oil with a carrier such as olive, almond, or grape-seed oil. If you are taking other drugs, eucalyptus oil may weaken their effect because of how it detoxifies the body.
Beeyoutiful Eucalyptus Essential Oil is 100% Pure & Natural, Aromatherapeutic GC/IR Verified. It contains almost 30% more cineole (the healing component -- also called eucalyptol) than British standards require (USFDA doesn’t set a standard) for medicinal use. This is what packs the punch against germs, congestion and inflammation. And in the presence of cineole, parasites move out of the way, too.