If you have been looking for an all-in-one essential oil that can bring about health, cleaning and household benefits, eucalyptus is your next stop. With everyday uses including cleaning solutions to air purification, this popular product is a go-to in many homes – and for good reason.
New to these kinds of products? We’ve rounded up the benefits, common uses and potential side effects of eucalyptus products so you can decide if it’s the right choice for your home. Want to jump right in? Check out our range to see how our extensive product line and leading brands can help you get started leading a low-toxin life today.
Eucalyptus Oil: Common Questions and Benefits
Most essential oils are made from steam distillation or cold-pressed methods, with the intention of extracting plant-based botanicals into a concentrated formula. Through this process, the extracts are separated into two components – either water and oil-based. The compound forms the basis of what is commonly recognised as essential oils.
It should be noted that some extracts are diluted into carrier oils – meaning they are blended into a more affordable option (like calendula, olive or coconut). This makes some expensive products more accessible – however, it does dilute their potency and purity. Other extracts are left in their original byproduct and, at times, can be expensive due to the nature of their parent plant or extraction method.
How can you use them at home?
Yes – these botanicals are used safely and effectively every day in households around the globe. Common formulas used at home include tea tree, peppermint and lavender extracts. With countless formulas on the market (and blends available, too), knowing the properties and best uses of each is a good idea before bringing these remedies into your home.
Cleaning: With excellent anti-microbial properties, it’s often diluted into water or an alcohol base to make a homemade cleaning solution.
Cold and Flu: With a strong, cooling scent, this blend can be added to a humidifier or diffuser for an effective remedy to calm coughs or relieve sinus and chest congestion.
Cuts, Scrapes and Bruises: With anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, diluted eucalyptus can clean wounds and help ease the swelling of a bruise.
Are there potential side effects?
As with any alternative solutions, we always recommend speaking with a healthcare provider before using new remedies to treat common conditions. Further, some products must be diluted before they can be applied topically. Always refer to a qualified herbalist or naturopath before using botanical remedies to address concerns.
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