Eucalyptus Oil Benefits
- Eucalyptus oil is often used in the form of steam inhalation to help ease cold symptoms. When inhaled into the respiratory system, it’s believed to reduce the muscle spasms that can narrow your airway and make it difficult to breathe. It’s also said to be a gentle expectorant and to promote drainage from congested sinuses.
To make a eucalyptus inhalant, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to hot water or a vaporizer and deeply inhale the steam vapor for five to 10 minutes (take care not to burn yourself).
You can also use eucalyptus oil in a warm bath or shower. To do so, add two to three drops of the essential oil to your bath just before getting in. If you’re taking a shower, place two to three drops of the essential oil onto a wet washcloth. When the warm water of the shower heats the washcloth, the vaporized oil is released.