Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriadora, Eucalyptus radiata and others)
Eucalyptus essential oil is an excellent for treating all types of fever. It has a profound cooling effect on the body and so lowers temperatures. Use as a steam inhalation for a natural decongestant treatment for colds and catarrh - it eases nasal congestion, but can also help halt the cold virus. Use eucalyptus in air sprays as protection against flu and infectious illnesses. Its antiseptic and healing properties is helpful for cuts, wounds and burns - use in a solution. Urinary infections, such as cystitis, respond well to this oil. It has a diuretic action which also makes it useful. Eucalyptus essential oil can be used in aromatherapy massage to relieve aching muscles and rheumatic pain. It is a great insect repellent - blend with lavender or bergamot and use as a room spray or mix with a carrier oil to use on yourself. As for skin treatment, this oil helps heal skin infections.