Have you ever walked by a eucalyptus tree and taken a deep breath in? It's like a breath of fresh air, right? Well, that's exactly what eucalyptus oil can do for your body.
Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree and it has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. But don't just take my word for it, let's dive into the science behind it. Eucalyptus oil contains a compound called cineole, which has anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties. This means it can help with respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, and even the common cold.
Now, I know what you're thinking. "But wait, I can buy eucalyptus cough drops at the store, what's the difference?" Well, those cough drops only contain a small amount of eucalyptus oil. When you use pure eucalyptus oil in aromatherapy, you're getting a much higher concentration of the beneficial compounds. Plus, have you ever tried to smell a cough drop? It's not exactly pleasant. Eucalyptus oil, on the other hand, has a refreshing and invigorating scent that can help clear your mind, your nostrils and boost your energy!
Incorporating eucalyptus oil into your daily routine can be as simple as adding a few drops to your diffuser or shower. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can even add a drop or two to your shampoo for a refreshing scalp massage. Nothing spices up a shower more than a good tingly feeling.
Eucalyptus has been used for centuries to aid in respiratory health as well helping out with the old mind in a more spiritual level. Nothing is more spiritual than taking that first full clear nose breath after you've been sniffling for days.
Is eucalyptus the best essential oil? Well, it helps us breathe. And breathing is like, the stepping stone to being alive.