Eucalyptus essential oil is used in aromatherapy as a natural treatment to balance the body. It helps to improve physical, emotional and mental health, as well as contributing to a sense of well-being. We spoke with aromatherapist Lorena Figueiredo, who clarified the main doubts about this product. Check out:
What is eucalyptus essential oil used for?
Lorena Figueiredo (LF): “When we talk about essential oils, it is important to keep in mind two main ways of acting in our body, the physical way and the emotional way. Physically, eucalyptus essential oil proves to be effective as a strengthener of the immune system and expectorant/decongestant of the respiratory tract. On the emotional side, it is an excellent gateway to therapeutic treatment, whether for energetic cleansing, releasing the patient’s expression or reconnecting the patient with the world for a better interpretation of what he himself experiences.”
5 benefits of eucalyptus essential oil
The aromatherapist told us the main benefits of using eucalyptus essential oil. Check out:
- Strengthens the immune system: according to Lorena, “eucalyptus essential oil brings us the sensation of relief from internal pressures and thus relaxation of the physical body, thus helping the immune system, as it allows the body to relax and leave the state of alert.”
- Expectorant and natural nasal decongestant: the aromatherapist explained that the anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus essential oil improve breathing and help clear mucus, so much so that they can be great allies against flu and cold symptoms.
- Energy cleansing: “Eucalyptus clears the mind and opens paths, and can be used when you are feeling confused and need to make difficult decisions”, explained Lorena.
- Unblocking communication and expression: Lorena commented that eucalyptus essential oil can help with emotional issues, “by dispelling feelings of sadness, generating an atmosphere of greater confidence and bringing refreshment through the feeling of freedom generated in the being.”
- Relief of sinus symptoms: Lorena explained that the essential oil “can be used to relieve the airways from simple inhalation – dripping one or two drops of essential oil on a clean tissue and inhaling a few times a day – as well as being diluted in vegetable oil and applied to the neck region, behind the ears, acting as a stimulant in the region to fight the infectious and inflammatory processes that settle in the sinuses.”
Despite having many benefits, the aromatherapist leaves an important warning: “For asthmatics, eucalyptus essential oil is not recommended!”
Where can you buy eucalyptus essential oil
Interested in eucalyptus essential oil? See where you can find it:
- Eucalyptus essential oil 10 ml, in Americanas
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil Wellness, at Droga Raia
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil By Samia, at Tok&Stok
- Citriodora Eucalyptus Essential Oil, at Terraflor Aromatherapy
- Globulos Eucalyptus Essential Oil, at Mundo dos Óleos
Now you know where you can find eucalyptus essential oil. Keep reading the article to learn more about its uses.
How to use and other common questions
Lorena answered several questions about the use and applications of eucalyptus essential oil. Check out all the answers below:
1. How to use eucalyptus essential oil?
Lorena Figueiredo (LF): the ways to use it are as diverse as possible, from direct use on the hands for the purpose of inhalation, used in water for foot soaks or therapeutic baths, such as the dilution of essential oils in carrier vehicles, such as creams and neutral base oils for application through massages, compresses, among other ways.
2. Can it be used every day?
Lorena Figueiredo (LF): yes, anyway it’s important to keep in mind that essential oils are highly potent substances, so working with them in dilution is always safer.
3. Are there any contraindications?
Lorena Figueiredo (LF): should not be used in lactating women (who are breastfeeding), children under seven years of age and asthmatics.
4. Are there other uses for the oil?
Lorena Figueiredo (LF): yes. It can be used diluted in saline solution or biphasic solution (water + oil) as an insect repellent, and should always be shaken before use and applied to the areas of the body that you want to protect.
If you were thinking about including eucalyptus essential oil in your routine, now you know that it is rich in benefits and has different uses. Take the opportunity to also read our article on aromatherapy and understand more about this subject.
The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only. They do not replace the advice and follow-up of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, physical education professionals and other specialists.
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