Eucalyptus is known for it’s unique aroma – sweet, fruity, and slightly camphorous. This desirous aroma affects the Respiratory System by calming spastic muscles and clearing mucus to ease breathing. You can find Eucalyptus in many chest ointments, cough and throat medicines, because of its soothing properties.
Steam distilled from the leaves of the plant, Eucalyptus can be be diffused or inhaled directly to sooth the throat and lungs. Because of its effect on the Skin and soothing tired or sore muscles, it can also be applied topically to reflex points or directly on area of concern. If you are concerned about skin sensitivity, dilute one drop of oil to one drop Fractionated Coconut Oil before applying.
When combined with Bergamot, Eucalyptus has been found to be effective on herpes simplex. As an excellent expectorant, this oil helps with cold and flu symptoms, soothing coughs and throat. In addition to applying topically and through diffusing, adding 1-2 drops of Eucalyptus to a cup of warm water and then breathing in will help to treat these symptoms..