Eucalyptus essential oil or say Nilgiri Oil, has wonderful multi-faceted medicinal properties. So it's being used widely in many over-the-counter products available at your local grocery store or pharmacy including chest rubs for colds and congestion, cough and cold medicines, sore throat sprays, mouthwashes, inhalers, soaps, rash creams and topical pain relievers, just to name a few.
Eucalyptus oil ( Nilgiri Oil)
This rich extract from the eucalyptus tree is this amazing, loaded with benefits, eucalyptus oil. This oil does great for the body from treating flu, cold, wounds, muscular pain, tooth cavities, congestions, and cough. It has the following properties:
The benefits are as follows
1. Treat cold and flu
The antibacterial properties present in this oil helps to treat and get rid of any respiratory issues like sinus, breathing problems, cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis, running nose.
There are two ways of how this oil could be used. One, by adding a few drops of this essential oil to steam and inhaling this steam continuously. And the other, by adding it in a diffuser.
By doing this regularly, one will feel so relieved and comfortable from the all the issues going through.
2. Healthy hair
This oil helps in developing the overall health of the hair. It makes it shiny, healthy, stronger, improves thickness. It moisturizes the hair so well. It treats hair fall, dandruff, and lice in the hair. Just add a little bit of this to the oil you apply regularly for good results. Recommended to add it with coconut and neem oil.
3. Insect repellent
Did you know about 32% of eucalyptus oil keeps away 95% of mosquitoes for a few hours?
Yes, this oil acts a great natural repellent. It helps keep away other bugs away as well. You could go ahead and make your own DIY spray by adding this oil, distilled water and about a few drops of lavender oil as well.
It is also used as a pest controller too, to keep away cockroaches, ants, and other pests.
4. Great for aromatherapy
This is one of the most commonly used aromatherapeutic oil, it greatly provides relief and comfort to an individual. It reduces stress and refreshes. It can be added to sauna, bath, spa and give a great therapy indeed.
5. Lower fever
Due to the properties it inhibits, this oil helps in the expansion of overall blood vessels and improving circulation. You could apply this oil on your neck and massage the foot or soak this in a wet cloth and apply this on your body. It also is known as “fever oil” popularly.
6. Muscle and joint pain
Massaging this oil in a circular motion on the joint area helps to relieve the pain. This oil treats aching joints, stiff muscles, nerve pain, swelling. Apply this regularly for quick results. The anti-inflammatory property helps heal any discomfort present.
7. Cold sores
Cold sores are very common among people. They tend to cause a strong discomfort, pain and burning sensation. So, if you ever feel one coming or has come already, just mix this wonderful oil along with tea tree, peppermint for quick healing.
8. Eliminate bad breath
This oil is known to kill harmful bacterias present inside the mouth which cause bad breath. It reduces the halitosis present and makes the mouth bacteria free. Adding it to your toothbrush or mouthwash every day will give you quicker results.
9. Treat fungus on skin
Had itchy skin or rashes that won’t go away like ringworm, athlete's foot, onychomycosis? Just use this oil and apply it on the area a couple of times during the day. The fungal infection will disappear in no time.
10. Boost immunity
To conclude, the eucalyptus oil has great properties which help in boosting immunity. During cold, cough, bronchitis, sinus and other problems.