If you are looking for an all-round essential oil that stimulates the immune system, offers protection against infections and can improve breathing, then Eucalyptus oil is an absolute must.
The main component of this essential oil is eucalyptol, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and restorative properties. That is why eucalyptus oil is one of the best oils for a dry throat, dry cough, allergies and headaches.
This Eucalyptus oil is made from the leaves of the Eucalyptus Citriodora tree, also called Lemon Eucalyptus. That is why it has a lemon/citronella-like smell.
Eucalyptus oil can be used:
- With irritated skin. Put two or three drops on a cotton swab and apply it to the irritated (scalp) skin.
- In respiratory problems (eg asthma). Add a few drops to a bag of warm water and inhale the warm vapors for 5-10 minutes.
- For coughing fits. Rub a few drops over the chest.