Holistic Allergy Relief Using Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is a plant genus of the Myrtaceae plant family native to Australia. Dated back to the 17th century, eucalyptus was used in traditional medicine, as a germicide, bug repellent, flavoring, fragrance, and industrial uses. Aboriginal Australians used the eucalyptus leaves (medicinally for relief of aches, pains and colds) in infusions to make essential oils. This infusion is produced at a slow rate as the leaves are steamed and distilled to extract the eucalyptus oil.
Holistic uses of eucalyptus oil can reduce symptoms associated with pain and allergies. The plant has powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Eucalyptus essential (cineole based) oil can be used on certain areas of the skin for soothing allergy relief. Known uses for allergy symptoms listed below:
Aches and pains
High blood pressure
Where to apply?
- Use as topical by adding 2-3 drops of oil to your fingers and place onto temples, your sinuses, behind the ears, or at the base of the neck. The vapors will penetrate your skin and you will feel your senses lifted.
- Can add to soaps, lotions, shampoos, conditioner.
- Take an Epsom salt bath and add 4 drops oil in a hot bath and soak for about 15 min.
Caution: Keep out of the reach of children. Dilution only necessary for sensitive skin. For external use only. Keep away from eyes.
Carrier Oil: May need to use a carrier oil such as: Grapeseed oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, Fractionated coconut oil/coconut oil, or cocoa butter.
Botanical Name: Don’t buy oils from retailers that don’t provide the botanical name or country or origin.