August Essential Oil of the Month…Eucalyptus!

31 Jul

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus

Source: Leaves

Overview:

Eucalyptus is a versatile essential oil that no home should be without.  Eucalyptus essential oil has many therapeutic properties and can be used as an analgesic, decongestant, antiseptic and febrifuge (cooling to the body).  One of the main chemical makeups found in this highly versatile essential oil is eucalyptol.  Eucalyptol is found in over the counter chest rubs; why not just make your own using eucalyptus essential oil along with a carrier oil?

Its uses range from relief of muscle aches and pains, to headaches and even respiratory problems.  This essential oil also works well as an insect repellent and helps treat insect bites and stings.  Perhaps eucalyptus essential oil is most known for its ability to ease and clear congestion.  Eucalyptus helps in the cases of cough, cold, runny nose, nasal congestion, bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis.  Diffuse eucalyptus in the air and it not only disinfects the air but also provides a refreshing and cleansing benefit.  Do you have eucalyptus in your essential oil collection?  If not this month is for you!  Purchase eucalyptus essential oil either in our studio or on-line and receive 10% off this must have essential oil!

Uses & Facts:

Be sure to schedule a massage using our blend of the month “Natures Dream”.  This blend is a combination of eucalyptus, lavender, Roman chamomile and juniperberry essential oils.  Call today to schedule your massage.

Recipes:

Room Cleansing Diffuser Blend

3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

5  drops Lemon essential oil

4 drops Lavender essential oil

Add essential oils and water to a tea light diffuser or nebulizer.  Enjoy the aroma!

Sinus Clearing Steam Inhalation

2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

1 drop Peppermint essential oil

boiling water

Place the essential oils in a bowl.  Add about a cup or so of boiling water to the bowl.  Place a towel over head and breathe in the steam.  Be sure to close eyes.  This is a great inhalation to do whenever you are feeling congested whether it be from sinus, allergies, or due to common cold.

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line!  For the month of August receive 10% off your Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes

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