There are many natural benefits of eucalyptus essential oil in cosmetics beyond the obvious fact that its menthol content has a distinct cooling effect and can be highly invigorating. In terms of the world of massage therapy, eucalyptus oil can help to relieve muscles aches and pains, decrease stiffness and inflammation in the case of sports injuries, strained ligaments and tendons, and even help decrease nerve pain caused by diabetes or the shingles virus.
As a powerful vasodilator (meaning that it increases circulation and blood flow), eucalyptus can assist in regenerating feeling in areas affected by neuropathy or other illnesses. In short, increased blood flow to a region generally quickens the healing process.
Eucalyptus is an oil that can be applied directly to the skin but is often found immersed in carrier oils such as sweet almond, coconut or jojoba in case of sensitivity or for use with youth.
In Edmonton, Kolya Naturals carries quality eucalyptus oil.
This article was written by Nakita Valerio, B.A, CSN, BMSA Technician. She has been working for Optimum Health Vitamins since 2007, during which she has gained a deep appreciation and understanding for the complexities of human nutrtition, and has spent hundreds of hours researching the topic. Her current position is online media assistant - a job she currently enjoys from Morocco!
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician.