Australia has provided the world with many great things: Vegemite, Hugh Jackman, and Ugg Boots to name a few. Australia is also the source of eucalyptus. This strongly scented plant produces an essential oil that is among the most magical substances in nature.
Eucalyptus oil leaves hair feeling moisturized, luxurious, and even prevents dandruff. A couple of drops added to your shampoo bottle are all you need.
Allergies and Sinuses
When added to hot water or in a diffuser, eucalyptus oil can help open sinuses and relieve some of the pain and pressure that comes from allergies. It can even be used as part of a gargle to clear phlegm and help to disinfect the throat.
In your laundry or as a hand soap, it can help to kill germs without harsh chemicals. You can also put it in a mop bucket or your toilet bowl.
Here’s is a recipe for a general cleaning scrub:
- ¼ cup of Castile soap
- 2 Tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 cups of water
- 12 drops of eucalyptus oil
Put the scrub into a squeeze bottle for ease of use. Shake before each use.