Eucalyptus is a tried-and-true essential oil, often used to promote clear breathing and as a great addition to surface cleaners. The indigenous people of Australia have been using eucalyptus oil for centuries as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. Distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus Radiata tree, Far & Wild eucalyptus essential oil is 100% natural, grown and harvested in Australia, and a reliable staple of a natural home.
As a cooling aroma, Eucalyptus Oil is at once both relaxing and invigorating, promoting calm and stress relief. It's also a great addition to surface cleaners, well known for its disinfecting and anti-microbial properties.
Here are 3 everyday, all-natural applications of Eucalyptus Oil.
1—Silence a Cough
Eucalyptus oil has long been used to relieve coughing. Today, some over-the-counter cough medications (like Vicks VapoRub) have eucalyptus oil as one of their active ingredients.
Diffuse eucalyptus oil or apply topically to relieve coughing symptoms from cold or flu.
2—Keep the Bugs Away
Avoiding their insect bites is our best defense against the irritation and disease that biting insects can spread. While DEET sprays are the most popular repellants, they’re also made with strong chemicals and should only be applied once per day. Eucalyptus oils is an all-natural alternative bug spray for those who want to avoid DEET. In fact, insect repellent brands like Repel and OFF! use natural oils like eucalyptus and lemon in their products.
For an all-natural insect repellent, mix 1 part Far&Wild Eucalyptus Oil with 10 parts water or witch hazel in a bottle. Shake gently to mix and spray to apply.
3—Disinfecting Wounds and Skin Blemishes
Making use of its antimicrobial properties, the indigenous peoples of Australian used eucalyptus leaves to treat wounds and prevent infection. Today, many skin products contain eucalyptus oil for the same reason.
Use a dilution of eucalyptus oil (1 drop essential oil to 12 drops carrier oil) to treat minor skin wounds or acne.
Are you stocked up on Eucalyptus Oil? Pick some up today at farandwild.com and let us know how you use Eucalyptus at home!