Eucalyptus oil, also known as eucalyptus essential oil, is a colorless volatile oil extracted from the fresh leaves of the tree called Eucalyptus globules, and is perfect for use with your Oil Diffuser. The tree is also referred to as blue gum tree, fever tree and stringy bark tree in various regions around the world. The evergreen tree tends to grow very tall and is most abundantly found in Australia. It can be classified as a native to Australia but it grows widely in various tropical and subtropical regions on the planet.
The flowering tree has over seven hundred species. Many of these species are found in New Guinea, Philippines, Indonesia, many countries in Africa and Europe, notably in the Mediterranean, tropical and subtropical Americas, China, India and the Middle East. The evergreen tree doesn’t fare well in temperate climate as it is not resistant to cold. The largest forests of eucalyptus trees are in Australia, spanning a total of around ninety two million hectares.
Using Eucalyptus with an Essential Oil Diffuser
You cannot derive all health benefits of eucalyptus oil with its topical usage. Some of the more significant health benefits lay in using it in an oil diffuser.
- Eucalyptus oil has the ability to alleviate and even cure some common respiratory problems. If you are suffering from cough and cold or have a sore throat, running nose and some kind of congestion in your nose or throat, then a eucalyptus essential oil diffuser will provide you immediate relief. The oil when diffused regularly in your living room or bedroom can offer relief from sinusitis and bronchitis. The oil has effective antimicrobial properties. It works against bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is also anti-inflammatory and a natural decongestant. These are the reasons why the oil is used in so many medicines for respiratory ailments.
Using a eucalyptus oil diffuser can provide significant relief to asthmatic people. You can massage your chest with some of this essential oil and you can use an essential oil diffuser to inhale the dispersed molecules. You may also take in its vapor. The vapor tends to dilate blood vessels and hence allow the inflow of more oxygen to your lungs. Eucalyptus essential oil diffuser can help you to breathe much more normally if you have asthma.
- Any oil that is used in any type of aromatherapy will have certain effects on mood. One of the primary objectives is to relax, to find a sense of calm and a way to relieve stress after an exhausting day. Eucalyptus oil diffuser will help you to unwind and rejuvenate as you get relieved of mental exhaustion. The oil works as a stimulant and is also good for people who are ailing or depressed. People with mental or psychological disorders will also be calmer and relaxed when exposed to the dispersed molecules of the oil. The oil can also trigger creativity and other cognitive activity as it enhances the flow of blood to your brain. It is a natural vasodilator so your entire body will benefit from increased blood circulation.
Eucalyptus oil is also used to manage muscle pain and in dental care, to regulate high blood sugar and to detoxify the intestines by getting rid of germs.