Eucalyptus is another essential oil that I’d definitely recommend for your home medicine cupboard. You may already have a bottle or be familiar with it’s strong, penetrating scent. I love eucalyptus! Not only the essential oil, but the tree itself. Its silvery blue green leaves are as stunning as they are fragrant!
🌿A “go to” essential oil for the respiratory system helping to relieve certain symptoms, especially when viruses attack, due to its antiseptic , antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, & pectoral therapeutic properties. First thing I do when I have a blocked nose or feel I’m coming down with something is put a couple of drops on a tissue or add some to a diffuser or bottom of the shower. Eucalyptus steam is wonderful! In my pure essential oil blend “Breathe” ( link in my bio) I combine it with Myrtle, Ravensara, Thyme, Frankincense. All of these renowned for similar immune boosting properties . Synergistically they pack a powerful punch! I have even taken to putting a drop or two on the edges of my mask ( I’ll do a post on this soon!)
✨Psychologically it is also beneficial; I find it helps to revive the spirit and boost the mood when you’re flagging, and particularly if you are feeling exhausted or at the end of your tether it can help you find the strength to get through those difficult times. It also helps to dispel emotional clutter, “clearing” the mind.
📚Gabriel Mojay tell us “Eucalyptus oil is suited to people who feel emotionally “hemmed in” or constricted by their surroundings ...and helps to disperse the negative feelings associated with such situations, and gives us inwardly “room to breathe”.”
A lockdown essential wouldn’t you say! 😉
🏃🏻♂️It’s anti-inflammatory and cooling properties make it a very useful addition to an after exercise blend. Soothing tired muscles and aiding recovery. Lavender , Roman Chamomile, Marjoram and Eucalyptus is a favourite blend of mine to make when my muscles are tired.