The Magic of Eucalyptus

The Magic of Eucalyptus
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Cold weather is a great time for aromatherapy. In fact, if you’ve ever been sick, had sore muscles, or sprained anything, then chances are you’ve probably had a run in with Eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and Tasmania, but they are now found in a lot of subtropical regions. They are one of the tallest and fastest growing trees but aren’t often put in gardens because they tend to take over. The essential oil is derived from the eucalyptus’ long leaves.

Eucalyptus is one of my favorite wintertimes oils because it has a lot of great properties.

Dry Winter air makes colds much easier to catch by drying out your sinuses which causes them to crack and creates a great environment for colds to enter your body. If you are easily  susceptible to colds at this time, then that might be a factor. You will find that a lot of humidifiers utilize eucalyptus because it greatly benefits the nasal passages.

If you are familiar with Vick’s Vapor Rub then you’re probably very familiar with the smell of it. Eucalyptus is great for clearing your nasal passages and soothing coughs. It has a great minty smell! Taking a bath with a few drops of eucalyptus oil or putting it into a diffuser can help you breathe so much easier when you are congested from a cold!

It can also relieve headaches and is good for purification and clear headedness. 

Have you ever used eucalyptus? Do you find that it’s helpful?

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    November 13, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    Eucalyptus is marvellous! I'm using it for colds as well :-)
    Did you know that budgies evolved around and with eucalyptus trees in Australia, and LOVE their leaves? There's an online shop of an Australian guy selling fresh-packed eucalyptus leaves, and when I sprinkle cool water on them and put them into the cage, my budgies go wild for it. They are dozens of generations of breeding away from their wild ancestors, and on the other end of the world, but they recognised eucalyptus immediately :-)

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