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How to use eucalyptus essential oil for relaxation, clear breathing, removing odors, cooling skin & getting rid of bugs! And important safety precautions!

How to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

How to use eucalyptus essential oil for relaxation, clear breathing, removing odors, cooling skin & getting rid of bugs! And important safety precautions!For some reason I used essential oils for a few years before I ever even purchased eucalyptus essential oil! I had an idea in my head that it did not smell good- I have no idea where this thought came from because now I LOVE the smell of eucalyptus! I have no idea how I ever got by without this oil as I now use it very frequently and it is one of my favourites!

It came to my attention by someone who is very interested in essential oils that people often talk about ways to use the more common oils such as lemon, lavender, peppermint, and tea tree however there isn’t as much information on how to use the less common essential oils. While there are many many other essential oils, many of them aren’t in essential oil starter kits that various companies sell and therefore people new to essential oils are limited in the information they receive in classes.

In the coming weeks you will see blog posts on some of the essential oils which have a lot to offer but aren’t discussed as much. I will link to each of the blog posts below once they have been completed.

Ok, now let’s talk about the wonderful eucalyptus essential oil so you can understand why I love it so much!

How to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

 

Benefits of Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil:

Promotes Feeling of Relaxation:

The calming and relaxing properties of eucalyptus are one of the reasons why it is very commonly used in spas! I love even just smelling the bottle of eucalyptus as it is very relaxing, especially after a long day!

Using Eucalyptus for Relaxation

 

Promotes Feelings of Clear Breathing & Clear Airways:

This is my number one go to essential oil when I am feeling under the weather or have a plugged nose! I find eucalyptus works very quickly for this purpose which is one of the reasons why I love it so much!

Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Clear Breathing

 

Helps to Reduce Odours

Thankfully eucalyptus is a deodorizing oil which can help you to remove harsh smells from your home!

How to Use Eucalyptus to Reduce Odors:

 

Helps to Cool You Down

I have only recently learned that eucalyptus can help you to cool down, before now I have only ever used peppermint for cooling.

Using Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Cooling:

 

Get Rid of Pesky Bugs

Whenever we go camping I seem to be the one that mosquitoes love most and I feel like I am being eaten alive (that’s probably dramatic but you get the idea)!

Using Eucalyptus to Ward Off Bugs

Safety Precautions for Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  1. If you are pregnant or nursing it is important that you speak to a medical professional prior to using eucalyptus.
  2. Eucalyptus may cause skin sensitivity. If you have sensitive skin be sure to dilute eucalyptus in a carrier oil of your choice prior to applying to your skin.
  3. Regardless of the brand, eucalyptus essential oil should not be ingested.
  4. Learn more about general essential oil safety precautions here!

There you have it, some of the benefits of eucalyptus essential oil and some ideas on how you can use it! I hope this post has helped to outline why eucalyptus is one of my very favourite essential oils!

I would love to hear from you, how do you use eucalyptus essential oil? Please leave your comments below!

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