Eucalyptus oil for winter use

This week we are using Eucalyptus oil in clinic, either in a diffuser or as a blend in massage cream. Eucalyptus is best known for its antibacterial properties, fighting colds and respiratory problems, while reducing swelling in the mucus membranes, reducing inflammation, easing sore muscles and headaches.

A good oil to keep at home too, add 3 drops to 5ml of oil for massage or 5 drops into an oil burner.

The Fragrant Pharmacy by Valerie Ann Worwood is an invaluable book to have for the use of essential oils in the home.