This oil is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating. It is very useful in the treatment of respiratory problems, wounds, muscle pains, mental exhaustion, dental care, skin care, diabetes, fever, and intestinal germs.
It is used for the remedy of cuts, small wounds, sores, and contusions. It helps alleviate skin discomfort and insect gnaws. Especially appropriate for skin breakouts and greasy complexions, it is also used for genital herpes, acne and chicken pox. A few drops of this essential oil can be included to a bath tub of hot water just before you step in. This will help you benefit from this oil through breathing of the fragrance through the vapor and also by consumption of the oil by the skin. As with all essential oils, it is not water soluble, and it has to be blended with a carrier oil prior to adding it to the bath water.
Eucalyptus oil also enhances shine, and overall wellness of your hair. However, too much use may decrease shine and result in oily scalp. Most professionals recommend using eucalyptus oil for hair an hour prior to bathing, then using a high-quality hair shampoo to get rid of the deposits, followed by a good hair conditioner.