Why Eucalyptus is the best oil for cold and flu

Self love isn't doing what you would like to do, it's doing what you need to do in order to hold on to whatever shred of health and/or dignity you have left. Whether it's finally ending things with a toxic partner, deleting all of the food delivery service apps off of your phone or putting yourself to bed (even when you're not tired). Eucalyptus is the oil of self-love but it doesn't smell like a lovely flower or fruit. It's a harsh, almost medicinal scent that delivers a potent punch that opens air pathways and cleanses the air of negative energies. 

PAIN + IMMUNE 

Eucalyptus is hands down the best oil to diffuse when you're sick with the flu, or if you have a cough or bronchitis. This is because eucalyptus oil works wonders for respiratory tract infections as it decongests the sinuses with its pungent aroma. Eucalyptus has been scientifically proven to fight the bacteria that causes influenza, which makes it a powerful tool against fevers, headaches, and muscle pains that come with getting sick.

Add a few drops to your diffuser and breathe in. Dilute a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil in a base oil and self massage, focusing on your chest area to find relief from your colds and flus.

SKIN + HAIR 

Eucalyptus is a shower essential. It's great for deep cleaning hair because it's anti-fungal and antiseptic, and helps remove product build up, and absorbs into the scalp. Diluting a few drops into a base oil and massaging the scalp before washing will promote hair growth and lessen dandruff, psoriasis and relieve an itchy scalp, all while lulling you into a deep state of relaxation.

Eucalyptus is a natural pesticide and is good for both repelling insects, and treating insect bites. Find relief from itchiness and heal faster by diluting eucalyptus oil into a base oil and spot applying. Eucalyptus oil is effective at treating burns or blisters or cuts on the skin. Dilute a few drops into a base oil and apply to skin, sanitizing and sealing any wounds.

This oil works wonders as a natural treatment for head lice. Add a few drops to a base oil and vigorously rub the mixture onto the scalp and through the hair; focus heavily on the back of the scalp. Relief should come after a few treatments as the oil works to kill off breeding.


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