Essential oils

9 Amazing Uses Of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Below is a list of 9 amazing uses of eucalyptus essential oil and why you need to keep it around the house at all times. Essential oils are filled with powerful benefits and they can be used as home remedies to help treat numerous conditions but Eucalyptus essential oil is a whole other story!

Eucalyptus essential oil has a strong menthol minty aroma and contains some very powerful compounds which give it its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is very effective in helping with all of the following;

9 Amazing Uses Of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Fleas & Ticks

If you want to get rid of fleas, ticks, insects, bugs, and mosquitos, try adding 15 drops of eucalyptus oil into a bottle with a spray cap, add some water and spray around your home. Eucalyptus oil is a natural insect repellent but make sure you do not spray it on your pets especially cats.

Oral Health

One of the best home remedies for removing dental cavities and eliminating bad breath is Eucalyptus oil. Simply add a few drops to a cup of warm water and gargle with it 2 times daily to get rid of your symptoms quickly. Make sure to spit the liquid out and not swallow it.

Removes Dirt

Mixing Eucalyptus oil with Epsom salt or sea salt can help remove dirt quickly from your skin. Add a few drops to your hot tub along with a tablespoon of either sea salt or Epsom salt and soak in it for 30 minutes. This will also help remove unwanted toxins from your skin.

Blood Flow

Another effective use of Eucalyptus oil is the effect it has on your mood. Adding a few drops to a diffuser and inhaling the aroma will help increase blood flow and circulation in your body which leads to mental clarity. Massaging a few drops to your temples and behind your ears will create the same effect.


If you suffer from inflammation, joint and muscle pain, Eucalyptus essential oil can help relieve your symptoms fast due to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antiseptic properties. Massaging a few drops of this oil on affected areas will cause a calming and soothing effect almost immediately. Also ad a few drops to your diffuser and inhale the sweet aroma for a speedy recovery.

Heal Wounds

Due to its antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties, eucalyptus oil helps heal wounds, cuts, burns, sores, skin irritations, and insect bites. This oil is even effective in treating ulcers, shingles, blisters, athletes’ feet, and boils.


If you want to get rid of dirt, grime, and grease from your clothing quickly, you need to start adding Eucalyptus oil to your laundry. Some people add a little of both lavender essential oil along with Eucalyptus oil to a fabric softener to which also acts as a disinfectant. Eucalyptus oil can also be used to clean windows, tabletops, and floors.

Relieves Allergies

Eucalyptus essential oil is very effective in treating allergies, clear nasal passages, and relieve congestions when inhaled. Simply add about 5 drops into a diffuser and breath the aroma. You can also apply it directly to your chest and temples but make sure to dilute it with a little bit of water.

Another way to use this oil for colds and allergies is by adding 2 drops into a bowl of boiling water, covering your head with a towel, and inhaling for 10 minutes 2 times per day.

Cold Sores

According to Medical News Today, Eucalyptus essential oil can help cure cold sores due to its anti-inflammatory properties. A cold sore is a very common condition that is usually brought on by a virus, dilute your oil with water before applying it to the affected area 3-4 times per day.


Now you know about the uses of  Eucalyptus Essential Oil and why you need to always have it around. If you found this post helpful, please take a moment to share it with your friends and also follow me on Pinterest for more helpful tips.