I’ve talked about some of my favorite essential oils on the blog in the past, but today I am going to talk about the benefits of one of my FAVORITES, eucalyptus. There are so many benefits of eucalyptus plants, and they can be used in a ton of different ways. A little tip if you are from Rhode Island – head over to Raffa Yoga in Cranston and look up their Urban Sweat Rooms. Their eucalyptus steam room is life changing. The steam helps relax muscles, remove tension and pain, and rejuvenates the body. It also assists with anti-aging, flushing out dirt and toxins, all while hydrating your skin. Can it get any better?
Let’s talk about more benefits. Most important to me is that eucalyptus oils can be used as a sleep aid, and the aromas help bring you into a deep relaxation of the body and mind. This is incredibly helpful for anyone who has anxiety, stress, or trouble sleeping. Eucalyptus is also known for its medicinal properties including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant uses.
Eucalyptus oil is also a key part in my meditation practices. On top of the relaxation effects, it also opens the nasal pathways which opens airways for deeper breathing.
Lastly, can we talk about how gorgeous it is? Eucalyptus plants are becoming increasingly popular in wedding bouquets and décor. This plant really can do it all.
What is your favorite plant/essential oil? I will definitely be talking about more in the future so stay tuned. In the meantime, I am going to light my oil diffuser in my office and have a productive Monday.