At New Harmony Soap Company, we hold Eucalyptus in very high regard. And, we have used, sampled, and tested just about every Eucalyptus essential oil you can think of to find the absolute best one. Our search has brought us to an organic, steam-distilled essential oil from a species called Eucalyptus polybractea, a small trunk tree grown in the Western region of New South Wales, Australia. This species of Eucalyptus has a green, woody, sweet-camphor aroma with a fresh, cooling effect. It’s smells awesome. Here are 3 great reasons to have Eucalyptus in your life, especially during winter months.
1. Colds & Flu Eucalyptus works as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick. One of the most effective ways to utilize eucalyptus for colds is to drop several drops of the essential oil into your diffuser before going to sleep. For more acute situations, you can make a steam bath by pouring a cup of boiling water into a bowl, and then mix 10 drops of eucalyptus EO, place a towel over your head and inhale deeply for five–10 minutes.
2. Respiratory Problems Eucalyptus essential oil is highly effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia and even tuberculosis. Using eucalyptus for asthma is a proven treatment that dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs. Simply mix eucalyptus oil and Avocado oil for a Homemade Vapor Rub, and put on upper chest.
3. Wound Treatment Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that are effective at treating wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, sores and scrapes. It also can be made into a salve or healing ointment and put on bug bites and stings. Along with acting as a natural pain reliever to the area, it also keeps the area from getting infected, which speeds healing.
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