Eucalyptus essential oil has a variety of benefits and medicinal properties. It’s no wonder this oil which has been used for years is still widely used in many over-the-counter products found on the shelves of your local stores. You may have seen it listed among ingredients in medications used to treat colds, congestion, sore throat, mouthwashes, soaps, topical pain relievers, and soaps. That’s really just the beginning. Medicinal properties of eucalyptus oil come from the leaves which are dried, crushed, and then distilled to extract the potent essential oil. There are a lot of ways to make essential oil blends with eucalyptus oil.
Why You Want to Make Essential Oil Blends with Eucalyptus
There are numerous benefits eucalyptus oil has on its own including anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties. It’s also an effective decongestant, deodorant, disinfectant, and stimulant. These properties make it an especially healing oil with numerous health benefits like fighting colds and congestion, cough suppressant, hair nourishment, itchy scalp, getting rid of lice, healing cold sores, treating joint pain, and a skin moisturizer. By using essential oil blends with eucalyptus EO and other oils containing other benefits you can create potent combinations offering a variety of benefits for the body, mind, and soul.
Potent Essential Oil Blends that Combine Eucalyptus with Other EOs
Looking for a few recipes and tips for using eucalyptus and other oils? As a general rule, eucalyptus oil blends well with lemongrass, lemon, rosemary, lavender, cedarwood, and peppermint essential oils. Here are several blend recipes to combine oils and enjoy their many benefits.
Keep bugs at bay with this essential oil bug spray.
Use an 8-ounce spray bottle and fill it halfway with the water. Fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel and then add the oils. Use the all-natural spray on your clothing rather than applying it directly to the skin especially when using it on children.
Oil Blend for Treating Cold Sores
Mix the ingredients together and apply it to the affected area three or four times a day. The blend can provide instant cooling, pain relief, and help speed up healing.
Fever Reducer Using Essential Oil Blends
Eucalyptus contains anti-inflammatory properties and it is a vasodilator which means it helps blood vessels expand to improve overall circulation. This can be beneficial when trying to reduce a fever. Eucalyptus EO has been called the “fever oil” for its ability to reduce fevers. Here are three ways to use eucalyptus oil along with other oils to help reduce a fever.
To make a body compress: Mix 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in two cups of tepid water. Place washcloths in the water until they are wet, then wrap the wet cloths around legs and arms and then cover them with a dry towel.
To make a fever rub: Combine one teaspoon of a carrier oil (jojoba or almond oil works well) and rub it into the back of the neck, bottoms of the feet, and the temples. Repeat every 15 to 20 minutes until the fever subsides. For children use only one drop of eucalyptus oil in one teaspoon of a carrier oil. Apply the blend only on the bottoms of their feet.
To make a forehead compress: Blend a drop of eucalyptus EO and three drops of lavender EO in a cup of cold water. Soak a small towel or washcloth in the liquid and then apply it to the forehead. Eucalyptus oil can help break the fever while lavender oil has a calming and relaxing effect.
Eucalyptus Blend for Relieving Arthritis and Joint Pain
Many over-the-counter medications used to treat joint pain list eucalyptus EO as one of its active ingredients. Eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, so it can help soothe both pain and inflammation associated with muscle injuries and various types of arthritis. One powerful duo includes making essential oil blends with eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils since peppermint is also an analgesic. The two combine to help alleviate discomfort and pain. If you start to feel stiffness in your joints, try this pain rub.
Combine the ingredients and store in a dark, glass bottle out of direct sunlight. Rub the blend into aching joints for instant, cooling relief of pain.
Purify and Freshen the Air with this Diffuser Blend
Fill the air with menthol freshness and purifying camphor with this unique blend. Combine the oils in the diffuser according to the directions.
Essential Oil Blend for Relieving Allergy and Cold Symptoms
Add all the oils together in a small, 5 ml, dark glass bottle. Add one drop of this potent blend to steaming hot water. Drape a large towel over your head and lean over the bowl so you can breathe in the steam to relieve congestion, inflammation, itching and other symptoms of colds and allergies.
Soothing Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blend with Eucalyptus
Combine these oils in a dark glass bottle, or a PET plastic one. Shake the bottle to blend the oils. Pour a tablespoon of the blend into your warm bath water. This blend can also be used as a rub to relieve congestion and boost immunity. Store the bottle in a dark, cool place.
Relieve Scalp Psoriasis with the Eucalyptus Blend
Combine all the ingredients in a bottle and shake to blend them together. Gently massage the blend into the scalp. Leave the oil for two hours and then wash your hair as usual. It is recommended to wash the oil out of the hair with a mild, non-sulfate shampoo.
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