Product Type: Holland and Barrett health products
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Member Name: Ninski1
Holland and Barrett Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil
Advantages: Multiple uses
Disadvantages: None in my opinion
I bought this a while ago from Holland a Barrett for around £4 for a 10ml bottle when I had a cold and sinus infection.
It is always recommend that you read the label before using the oil and I would also recommend reading around the subject of aromatherapy if you want to get the best out of them.
In aromatherapy, this Eucalyptus oil helps to clear the mind and focus concentration, while reducing swelling in the mucus membranes. It is used in fighting respiratory problems and the inflammation of sore muscles, rheumatism, headaches and nervous exhaustion, while boosting wound and ulcer healing and soothing skin eruptions.
Eucalyptus has a very clear, sharp, fresh and very distinctive smell, is pale yellow in colour and watery in viscosity.
Eucalyptus oil should be used with care and people with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid it. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches.
The therapeutic properties of eucalyptus oil are analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary.
Eucalyptus oil blends particularly well with benzoin, thyme, lavender, lemongrass, lemon and pine.
I use Eucalyptus oil in a number of ways. If I have a sinus problem then I will boil the kettle, pour the water into a large bowl add a few drops into the water and cover my head with a towel, whilst I gently inhale, I do this until the water stops steaming. I find that it is natural way of decongesting me and the steam also helps to clear out any impurities in my skin. I also add it to an oil burner with a few drops of lavender oil and this helps to relax me and also assist in relieving me of any sinus issues. Finally I add a few drops of the oil along with lavender oil to a carrier oil, Almond usually as that is what I tend to use, and rub it on sore muscles, this helps to relax the muscle and sooth any tension. I have also used it on my travels as an insect repellent, by sprinkling a few drops around where I am staying or a few drops onto my clothes, it seemed to work.
Overall I would recommend Eucalyptus oil to others, it is a great versatile oil that really helps to relieve sinus congestion and is well priced.
Summary: Versatile oil