Eucalyptus oil is made from the eucalyptus tree leaves that are dried, crushed and distilled to release an essential oil. The main chemical compounds of this oil are eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol they are responsible for the cooling, soothing vapor.
This oil has a variety of uses, such as antiseptical, pharmaceutical, fragrance, repellent and flavouring. You can find some examples below:
Eucalyptus as a cough treatment – some modern cough medication have eucalyptus oil as an active ingredient, for example Vicks Vaporub, that is applied to the throat and chest to relieve cold or flu symptoms. Inhaling eucalyptus vapor can help to loosen mucus and make your cough productive if nothing is coming up. Add a few drops of the eucalyptus essential oil to the boiling water and inhale it.
Hair treatment – due to its healing and anti-microbial qualities eucalyptus oil work swell on hair, it helps to reduce dandruff, fight lice and promote growth of healthy hair. Ensure to use diluted oil topically, such as our Hair and Skin Eucalyptus Oil as essential oil may cause irritation.
Disinfection – antiseptic properties of eucalyptus make it popular ingredient for household cleaning supplies as well as in the ointments for minor wounds.
Anti-inflammation – eucalyptus oil can help to reduce inflammation and support healing an many cases including but limited to cold sores, minor wounds, muscle or joint paint and even back pain.