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Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil
Holland and Barrett Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil
Member Name: k2705
Holland and Barrett Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil
Advantages: Many, but mainly to relieve a blocked stuffy nose.
Disadvantages: Its quite expensive
I do have quite a few bottles of essential oils around the house which have various uses, one of which is Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil which I purchased from Holland and Barrett, I actually purchased this a while ago when I had a cold, I had been suffering with a blocked up nose at night and someone recommended that I give this a go to help relieve the blocked nose and help me sleep.
The Holland and Barrett Eucalyptus Essential oil comes in a small brown glass bottle which comes inside an orange and green box, it has the name of the product (Eucalyptus Essential oil) written on the front of the box and the Holland and Barrett logo towards the top, it has also has the word refreshing written at the bottom of the box inside a green rectangle. The packaging is quite plain really, the only sort of design on the packaging is a leaf style pattern going down both sides of the box. The glass bottle which contains the Eucalyptus Oil has a label around the middle of it which contains the name of the product but most of the information appears on the outer box. The bottle has a small plastic screw on lid which is very easy to remove and replace, on the end of the bottle and covered by the lid is a small plastic dropper, this allows the oil to be released very slowly one drop at a time, you do not need much of the Eucalyptus Oil at one time so the dropper allows you to control how much you pour out.
The Holland and Barrett Eucalyptus Essential Oil looks just like any other, the smell of the Eucalyptus Oil was quite strong, you could smell the fragrance inside the bottle but the true strength of it was more apparent once I poured a few drops of the oil out of the bottle, the fragrance of this product is so strong that you really do not need a huge amount of it at a time, just a few drops is enough. The fragrance of Eucalyptus is quite distinctive and Holland and Barrett describe it as earthy and woody, I'm not sure if I would say it had a woody smell to it but the Holland and Barrett Eucalyptus Essential Oil definitely has that strong distinctive fragrance that all brands of this particular oil has.
Uses of Eucalyptus Oil
As I have mentioned I purchased my bottle of Eucalyptus Oil to help relieve a blocked nose following a cold, however this is not the only use that this particular oil has, after a bit of research to see what else I could use my essential oil for I discovered that it had several uses.
*Breathing Problems - This is basically the reason I purchased the oil, inhaling the vapours/ fragrance of the oil can help relieve colds, coughs, runny noses, sore throats, nasal congestion, bronchitis and sinus. Eucalyptus Oil is an antibacterial, anti contestant and an anti inflammatory which makes it ideal for treating respiratory problems. With my eucalyptus oil I simply applied a few drops onto my pillow before I went to bed so that I could inhale the vapours throughout the night, you can mix the oil with warm water to make a gargle to help sooth a sore throat, this is one thing I haven't tried as I do not fancy seeing what it tastes like. When my mum was little her mum used to give her eucalyptus on a spoonful of sugar, something else I wont be trying.
*Wounds - Helping with healing wounds is another use for Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Eucalyptus makes an excellent antiseptic and can be used on common wounds such as ulcers, cuts, burns, abrasions and sores. This essential oil can also be used on insect bites and stings. I have tried this on the odd occasion when I have run out of my regular antiseptic cream and have found it to be quite effective. You can apply a few drops of the oil onto a clean piece of cotton wool and then apply it to the effected area/ wound in order to help the healing process and prevent infection.
*Mental Exhaustion - Eucalyptus Essential Oil is said to be good at relieving mental exhaustion and treating stress, it is described as being cooling and refreshing and helps to remove mental sluggishness. To be honest I have not really used the oil for this sort of treatment so cannot comment on whether it works well or not, but should I need something to help pick me up I would consider giving this a go.
There are many other uses for Eucalyptus Essential Oil if you do a bit of research online, however whether they work or not is a mater of opinion, it seems that some people find it successful in treating some problems. disordered whereas other people do not. The main two reasons I have used this particular oil from Holland and Barrett for is to help relieve a blocked nose and I have used it on cuts before when I have run out of antiseptic cream.
When I used mine to relieve a blocked nose at night I just applied a few drops to my pillow so that I could inhale the fragrance throughout the night and decongest my nose. As I inhaled the vapours from the oil I could feel it gradually clearing my nose, the fragrance is very strong and as my nose cleared I could feel the fragrance getting stronger, it did actually make the inside of my nose feel cold as it decongested it , however this was not unpleasant, for me the main thing was that it was gradually getting rid of my blocked nose, it also helped me to fall asleep easily. After inhaling the oils fragrance for just a few minutes my nose was considerably unblocked compared to what it had been so the Eucalyptus Essential Oil really did work and help to relieve my blocked nose.
I also use the oil in my oil burner, instead of the usual scented wax I put some water in the little dish and add a few drops of the oil. Once the tea light is lit the water and oil warm up and the eucalyptus vapours soon fill the room making it easier to breathe.
I have also on occasions used eucalyptus Oil on minor cuts as an antiseptic, I tend to only use it in this way if I have run out of antiseptic cream, I simply apply a small amount to the affected area and allow it to dry, to be honest it doesn't really have any soothing properties and does not get rid of pain caused by a cut, however it does work at keeping the wound clean and preventing infection, it helps to kill germs in the cut allowing it to heal, on the occasions that I have used it I have found that it works so would definitely consider using it in this way again in the future.
Price & Availability
Obviously this particular Eucalyptus Oil came from Holland and Barrett and is one of their own brand products in their essential oils collection. I purchased a 20ml bottle and it cost me £8.99, this is a bit on the expensive side for a small bottle, however it is within keeping of the price off essential oils as I never find them particularly cheap to buy, also Holland and Barrett own brand of this oil is a lot cheaper than other brands I have looked at. However although this oil does sound quite expensive for a small bottle it is very long lasting, as I have mentioned you literally only need a couple of drops of this at a time, I have used the essential oil on several occasions and it appears that hardly anything has been used from the bottle. In my opinions this oil is worth the money, for me it was worth the money because it helped to relieve my congested nose when i had a cold and I have used it in this way on more than one occasion, even my husband has used it in this way, however I would also say it is worth the money because it is so long lasting, so although it is expensive to purchase in the first place it does work out cheaper in the long run.
Overall I would definitely recommend Holland and Barrett Eucalyptus Essential Oil, in my opinion it makes an excellent anti contestant and also a very good antiseptic for minor wounds. Whilst the initial price is a bit on the high side it works out worth the money in the long run, and for me the main thing is that it works. I do quite like the fragrance of the eucalyptus oil so for me using it as an anti contestant is not a problem, however if you do hate this particular fragrance then this would not be the best product to buy as the fragrance is very strong. You do need to make sure that you do not use too much of the oil at once as the fragrance is very strong and over powering. I would certainly recommend any one has this particular essential oil in their bathroom cupboard as it does have a lot of different uses, and Holland and Barrett own brand of Eucalyptus Oil is just as good as the more expensive brands, I would certainly buy this product again in the future.
Summary: An oil I like to keep in the house.
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