What Is Eucalyptus Good For?

Eucalyptus is a powerful plant that offers many health benefits and can be found in many lotions, oil, and balms (including the ones we sell here).

Because there are so many benefits of consuming eucalyptus, we'd like to explain them so that you're aware of all the different ways you can safely consume eucalyptus and the various benefits you'll experience from doing so.

  • First off, eucalyptus is high in antioxidants, making it a popular choice for tea when its dried leaves are crushed up and mixed with water
  • Eucalyptus is also a common cold remedy that can be found in many products that help prevent and fight colds because of it's ability to decrease mucus build up
  • Eucalyptus can decrease the symptoms of asthma when inhaled through the nose frequently
  • Eucalyptus can treat dry skin, dandruff, and various other skin disorders and can be found in many hair and skin products 
  • Eucalyptus contains inflammatory compounds that make it usable to treat sore areas on the body
  • One of the most common uses of eucalyptus is to decrease stress and promote relaxation
  • Eucalyptus can work to maintain your dental health because it contains high levels of ethanol which helps fight bacteria growth in the mouth
  • Eucalyptus naturally repels insects

As you can now see, eucalyptus has very many uses and can make your life a lot easier in many ways. Eucalyptus can be consumed to achieve the previously mentioned benefits by drinking it in tea (as mentioned before), adding it's essential oil to a diffuser for aromatherapy, hanging the whole leaves in your bathroom or shower, purchasing bug repellent with eucalyptus in the ingredients, or simply using the oil directly on your skin. 

While there are many amazing health benefits of eucalyptus, there are also some precautions we should make you aware of:

  • There is a higher risk of eucalyptus being toxic to children (it can lead to seizures, difficulty breathing, or unconsciousness)
  • Eucalyptus has not been proven safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, so it's best not to use it in those cases
  • Some people with sensitive skin experience contact dermatitis
  • The use of eucalyptus may interfere with medications for diabetes, high cholesterol, acid reflux, or psychiatric disorders

Therefore, be sure to consult with your doctor before using eucalyptus or any eucalyptus products as to prevent any negative reactions.

However, if you already know that eucalyptus in in fact safe for you to use, then it is great for decreasing pain, relieving cold symptoms, freshening your breath, soothing irritated skin, repelling insects, and promoting a relaxed physical and mental state.

We at Roots Chakra offer eucalyptus pain balm, infused whipped body butter, the trinity healing collection, healing bath bombs, and cleansing bath bombs to soothe any and all of your daily aches and pains.

If pain, stress, or congestion seems to be a part of your everyday life, it doesn't have to be that way! Natural remedies like eucalyptus can make all the difference in your body, and eventually in your mental state as well.