EUCALYPTUS OIL …MY MUST HAVES
As salaam alaikum in shaa Allah you’re well and blessed with steadfast eman.
Inspired by my mother, whose a qualified aroma therapist, I’m formally studying aromatherapy too.
This is one of my “must have oils”-
Many of us in the western world are familiar with Vicks vapour rub, as children , rubbed over our back and chest when we got a cough but the main natural ingredient is eucalyptus oil.
Personally at Karimah’s Cuisina we prefer to keep things as simple, natural and as pure as possible
The human skin is the biggest organ of the body, as such we need to take care of what we put on it.
DISCLAIMER …all aromatherapy essential oils are powerful because they are the essence of the plant; flower, wood, leaves, fruit.
AROMATHERAPY is intended to compliment pharmaceutical medicine.
Individual oils may negatively interact with pharmaceutical medication, so consult your doctor before using if you are on any pharmaceutical medicine.
Generally all aromatherapy essential oils should be diluted with the exception of lavender and tea which can be used neat in various situations and diluted.
Eucalyptus oil is a powerful oil and should not be applied directly to the skin, unless by experienced therapist. Using it undiluted can cause severe irritation. To dilute an essential oil, as essence good general rules is to add 12 drops of the essential oil to 1 fluid ounce of carrier oil like almond, apricot kernel, or avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil…
EUCALYPTUS ORGINS AND HISTORY
Eucalyptus oil’s healing power, by the grace of Allah, is extracted from the oval shaped leaves of the plant.
The eucalyptus plant is native to Australia and used traditionally by the native Aborigine people and the warmer areas of Europe and has a long history in India 🇮🇳, it is said originally planted by Tippu Sultan in 1790, Allahu allum. (God knows best).
EUCALYPTUS OIL, THE REMEDIAL MEDICINAL BENEFITS
Now we get to the hearts ♥ of the matter, the powerful effects eucalyptus oil has on the human well being.
The following nine benefits of eucalyptus oil are quoted from
In the brackets are our comments .
SILENCE A COUGH. (Place a few drops on palms of hands , rub together and inhale or put on a tissue and inhale)
CLEAR YOUR CHEST. Are you coughing but nothing is coming up? …( boil a kettle and place in a large glass Pyrex heat proof bowl or metal bowl, add 3-7 drops of eucalyptus oil and place large towel over head and inhale the steam with an open mouth, down the throat to chest and up the nose, feel free to cough up any phlegm from the chest or blow nose as you go, be careful not to get too close to hot water, place bowl in safe place away from children and leave to cool before carrying away and throwing down toilet.)
KEEP THE BUGS AWAY. … (Dilute in carrier oil such as coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 3 drops of eucalyptus oil, massage over skin avoiding eyes and mouth)
DISINFECT WOUNDS. (Eucalyptus oil is a powerful oil and should not be applied directly to the skin, unless by experienced therapist. Using it undiluted can cause severe irritation. To dilute an essential oil, a good general rule, is to add 12 drops of the essential oil to 1 fluid ounce / 28 ml of carrier oil like almond, apricot kernel, or avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil…)
BREATHE EASY. … (As above steaming ,on tissue, on hands)
CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR. …(eucalyptus oil can be used in a humidifier or oil burner. It can be used topically on the skin, diluted as mentioned before and massaged on feet or abdomen, or a few drops of diluted oil, then mix in bath water.)
SOOTHE COLD SORES. … ( dilute in 12 drops of eucalyptus oil in 1 ounce/ 28 of a carrier oil; using a cotton bud dab on cold sore.)
FRESHEN BREATH.( undiluted eucalyptus oil can be fatal, meaning cause death if more than 3ml is taken by an adult. Eucalyptus oil should only be used diluted on children. It can be diluted in coconut oil and swished around mouth. )
EASE JOINT PAIN (dilute 5-7 drops of eucalyptus oil in 1 tablespoon of warming olive oil, massage over joints).
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As a child growing up in the montains of Barcelona, it was a family activity to go for a trip to certain areas where there vwere eucaliptus trees. We use to pick eucaliptus and do many different things with them, from art and craft to boiling them and as breath the steam.
You brought me memories. I am recovering from covid and I think right now, some eucaliptus oil will help with my breathing.
May Allah reward you. Amen.