Eucalyptus oil is a popular insect repellent, skin treatment and aromatherapy oil. Using eucalyptus oil wisely and with caution is important since it is a potent remedy that can produce sever side effects when used excessively or in combination with the wrong drugs. By knowing the potential hazards linked to improper use of eucalyptus oil you will be able to use eucalyptus oil more safe and avoid dangerous side effects. It is always important to understand how a remedy can affect your body before you commence any treatment. Recognizing the early signs of eucalyptus oil poisoning and allergic reactions to eucalyptus oil is very important.
How do you use eucalyptus oil?
For Skin Care And Exfoliation
? Best for Skin Care And Exfoliation
Wonderful Stuff For Skin Care And Exfoliation – “Tried this in Key West at a few establishments and was amazed at how it left my skin. Upon returning we bought 3 of the 3.4oz tubs on Amazon. Based on our rate of us, that will last us most of the year.
I suffer from eczema on my hands and between bouts of breakouts, my dry skin is so, so itchy. A special remederm or dry scrub with this stuff followed by a warm water rinse leaves things amazingly smooth and supple. Though the oil in the product leaves the skin very moisturized, I usually follow this with an eczema specific lotion.
Fantastic stuff. The Coconut scented is light enough to not be annoying, and still smells fresh.”
For Making DIY Soaps
? Best For Making DIY Soaps
Great For Making DIY Soaps – “My wife loves this. She has very sensitive skin so she makes her own soaps. She reuses a foaming hand soap container, adds about 4 tablespoons of the Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap, 4 tablespoons of witch hazel, adds tea tree and peppermint essential oils and then fills up the rest with distilled water. The soap cleans great, smells good and best of all my wife doesn’t have any irritation from using it. I also like the fact that my kids aren’t using soaps full of chemicals.”
For Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
? Best Therapeutic Grade Oils
Amazing Quality Essential Oils At A Great Price! – “I am always pleased with the quality of NOW essential oils. Lavender is one of my favorite essential oils. Although there are so many uses, but my favorites are for any burns or cuts. I keep some in my kitchen so that I have quick access in case it’s needed. I also like to diffuse lavender and like to mix it with other oils like lemon or peppermint. When purchasing NOW brand oils you can trust that you are getting 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils. There are no additives or fillers. If you are applying this oil to your skin, you should add a carrier oil. There are many carrier oil options, but I really like avocado oil and pumpkin seed oil. If you are new to essential oils, you don’t have to purchase expensive oils to get good quality. You can trust NOW brand… and, Lavender oil would be a great oil to start with!”
? Best For Humidifier
Best All Around Humidifier – “I just purchased my second Ellia diffuser. This is the best diffuser I have ever owned, and I have purchased many. Diffuses to large area with long run time. Most aesthetically pleasing I have found (not plastic or artificial wood). My only comment is that color is a neutral cream, definitely not gray. Fortunately I knew this since I purchased my first one at Bed Bath and Beyond.”
? Best For Diffuser
The Absolute Best Diffuser – “This diffuser very quietly fills my entire open concept 800sqft apartment with the scent of essential oils in a matter of minutes. If I run it for longer it even travels down a hallway into my bedroom. I have a second one in the bedroom because I like to diffuse something different before bed. The diffuser makes a very very faint hum when turned up to the maximum setting but it is less noticeable than the sound of a wall clock. Very easy to clean. I clean it every few weeks by swishing some hot water and and a bit of isopropyl alcohol in the class reservoir. I love that it doesn’t use water or heat so the oils aren’t diluted and their therapeutic integrity is kept intact. I have zero complaints about this product. It is truly perfect!”
For Shower Spray
? Best For Spray
Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray Mist – “I’ve always loved the smell of Eucalyptus. I’ve searched for a spray I could use in the shower and found exactly what I wanted at Amazon. The directions say to spray the mist above the shower spray. I tried this a couple of times but the smell didn’t last long. I then sprayed a shot into the palm of one hand (not the fingers) and then rubbed both palms together and cupped my hands over my mouth and nose and breathed deeply. Wow, the aromatherapy was incredible. Try it, you’ll love it, Tom”
For Defense Soap
? Best for Shower
Long time shower defense soap – “I have used defense soap as a daily body wash shower since I started jujitsu almost 5 years ago. Since using defense soap I have never had an issue with a skin aliment…and I’m pretty certain my gym does a bad job of cleaning their mats regularly.
Also, I switched to the peppermint scent for my last order and would recommend it.”
For Oral Hygiene
? Best for Gums
My oral hygienist was amazing!! – “Absolute oral life changer!! I have suffered chronic gum disease since adolescence. After a trip to the dentist in my early 30’s where every tooth had a score of 4/5 and one had a 6 the dentist recommended a peeling and scaling with antibiotics. Well, my insurance at the time would not cover the antibiotics and the out of pocket cost were through the roof. Desperate I ordered this and immediately started using while waiting for my first peeling and scaling appt. When I arrived at the appt only 2 weeks after use of this product every number on all my teeth improved but the worst one, which stayed the same. My hygienist was astounded saying this never happens and what am I using? With this news I opted out of the antibiotics entirely. We complete the procedure on both upper and lower jaw and I continue with regular use of Oramd. When I returned to my dentist for the next regular cleaning (approx 4 month later) my gum disease completely reversed and even the recession improved!!! It’s been 6 years now of using only this amazing little product and every visit my gums are perfect! I have very little plaque between cleanings and 6 years- one little cavity. This stuff saved my mouth!! Highly recommend, it is powerful and takes some getting used too. Once my gums were fully healed this stuff was certainly more tolerable, so keep that in mind has you first start using it.”
Eucalyptus oil side effects
- Avoid internal usage
You should avoid using eucalyptus oil internally unless you are under the supervision of a licensed health professional. The reason behind this advice is the instances where people have developed severe toxic reactions to eucalyptus oil when drinking it. If you have ingested eucalyptus oil and begin to suffer from vomiting, nausea and/or stomach pain you should seek immediate medical attention. High doses of eucalyptus oil can cause bleedings, seizures and heart problems. Severe eucalyptus oil poisoning can even lead to coma and death. Animal tests show that ingested eucalyptus oil will affect the blood sugar levels, but more studies must be carried out if we want to know for sure whether or not this is true for humans as well.
- Avoid swallowing in large amount
Eucalyptus oil is a popular ingredient in many mouthwashes, and such mouthwashes should therefore be kept out of reach for children and pets. If a person swallows large amounts of eucalyptus oil mouthwash, the toxics can cause multi-organ failure and affect the cardiovascular system. Such problems have however only been reported in patients that swallowed really large amounts of eucalyptus oil mouthwash. Swallowing a very small amount of eucalyptus oil mouthwash when you are gurgling is much less dangerous, but should of course be avoided. Do not let children use eucalyptus oil mouthwash unless it has been prescribed by a licensed health professional. Children are more sensitive to toxics and the risk of them swallowing mouthwash is also higher.
- Avoid long bath with eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil is an important part of many aromatherapy treatments. Adding eucalyptus oil to baths are very popular, but some people have reported laboured breathing, wooziness and drowsiness after taking long and hot baths with eucalyptus oil. It is of course hard to know whether this was caused by the long and hot bath, or by the eucalyptus oil, or by the combination of both, but caution is still recommended when using eucalyptus oil for the first time. Start by taking a shorter bath with a small amount of eucalyptus oil to test your sensitivity. Another problem linked to long and strong eucalyptus oil baths are skin irritation.
- Avoid usage on sensitive skin
Applying eucalyptus oil directly to the skin is a common treatment for a wide range of skin problems, but you should keep in mind that the strong eucalyptus oil can cause skin irritation, especially if the skin is already injured by eczema, burns or similar. A painful burning feeling can develop, sometimes combined with skin rashes. Try the eucalyptus oil on a piece of healthy skin to test your sensitivity before you proceed to treat upset skin.