We’ve been an oily family for awhile now, and every single day I’m finding more ways to use the oils we’ve grown to love. If you’re an essential oil user, then you may already know a handful of uses for each of the oils you have. I’m excited to share that each month, I’ll be spotlighting an oil here and sharing some of the easy, practical and some not-so-common uses for that oil! And so either way, whether you’ve been using oils for awhile or have never touched a bottle, my hope is that you’ll find a way to improve your life by learning a little bit more about essential oils! And of course, if you have tips to share, I’d love to hear them too!
Have you ever had a sore throat or severe cough that you couldn’t get rid of even after medication? Eucalyptus oil is used often both for its calming effect and clearing properties as well as to help breathing and to open air passages. The powerful Eucalyptus oil is one natural alternative that can take care of so many things!
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Eucalyptus oil can be used as an Analgesic (pain reliever), Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal (breaks up mucus), Anti-Infectious, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiviral, Antispasmodic, Insecticidal and Expectorant!
20 easy and amazing uses for Eucalyptus oil:
+ Put one drop of Eucalyptus oil on the bottom of your feet before you go to bed for a more restful sleep.
+ Create a DIY Vapor Rub that’s also safe for older kids: 3 TBSP coconut oil, 5 drops Eucalyptus oil, 2-5 drops Rosemary oil (pregnant mamas should omit this if they will be using on themselves), 2-5 drops Lavender oil (optional, but it smells great). You can make a little more at a time and keep in a sealed container to use as needed. A word of caution: Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children under ten years of age. Overall it’s considered the safest to only use Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oil for children under 18 months of age.
+ Congested? Take a bath with a few drops of Eucalyptus mixed into the water to help support breathing.
+ Use Eucalyptus oil as a spot remover. Like lemon oil, it’s effective at removing spots (even gum) from clothing, carpets and other fabrics! I would do a spot test on an inconspicuous area first.
+ Create a sugar body scrub (especially great for tired feet)! Mix 1 cup coconut oil, 2 cups sugar and 10-15 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil (feel free to play around with the ratio of ingredients, this is one consistency that we liked) With the Eucalyptus oil, the scrub is cooling and energizing, antibiotic, deodorizing, good for ailing joints and circulation.
+ For a sinus infection, add one drop to your Netti pot saline solution (or even just a toothpick dipped in the top of the oil and then into the solution).
+ Rub onto chest or bottom of feet before exercising.
+ To make a shower cleaner, mix Melaleuca essential oil and Eucalyptus essential oil to make a mold-killing spray. Add 5 drops of each to a spray bottle and fill water. Spray down your shower after each use.
+ Simply clean your floors with hot water and Eucalyptus essential oil. For wood floors, fill a spray bottle with hot water and add 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil. Spray and wipe clean. For other floors, add 15 drops to a gallon of hot water and mop.
+ Create frozen Eucalyptus towels, which are great for after workouts or when outside on a sweltering day. Mix 2 cups water and 10-15 drops Eucalyptus oil in a bowl. Add a wash cloth until submerged, squeeze out excess, fold in half and roll up. Repeat until you’ve run out of water and put wash cloths in freezer for a couple of hours, or until ready to use.
+ Place a few drops on a cloth to remove stubborn stickers.
+ Add a drop or two of Eucalyptus essential oil to the toilet before it gets used, replaces all those chemical bathroom sprays!
+ Add a few drops to your laundry wash cycle to disinfect and to help relieve stuffed sinuses.
+ Create a roll-on headache relief with 20 drops Peppermint essential oil, 17 drops Eucalyptus essential oil, 10 drops Rosemary essential oil, 10 drops Lavender essential oil, 5 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (optional) and mix in a glass roll on bottle, then fill with a carrier oil.
+ Use a few drops on a hot, wet washcloth to remove crayon and pencil marks from the walls.
+ Mix a couple drops of Eucalyptus essential oil in with your kid’s play dough to keep it fresh longer.
+ Gently massage Eucalyptus oil for soothing relief from muscular aches and pains, arthritis, sprained tendons and bruised and sore muscles.
+ Mix 3-4 drops Eucalyptus essential oil with your pet’s shampoo as natural flea control.
Eucalyptus essential oil, as well as many other oils, is quite concentrated. Make sure that you always dilute it when you are using it topically and please be careful and cautious when using it around babies and young children, as it’s not safe for them especially around the face.
There are SO many more uses for Eucalyptus essential oil. Any favorites you’d like to share??
Happy oiling, friends!
These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.
I am not not taking the place of your licensed medical professional, I do not diagnose and do not take responsibility for your health. I encourage you to do your own research as well and seek out conversations with medical professionals that you go to, love & trust.