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Eucalyptus steam bath

A steam inhalation with eucalyptus is an effective natural treatment for colds. In Australia, dried eucalyptus leaves are smoked like tobacco for asthma

If you feel you have a heavy chest and have a bad cough try using eucalyptus essential oil. In a bowl of hot water add 2-3 drops of the essential oil, position your head over the bowl, cover with a towel and breath in and out. The hot steam with eucalyptus should relieve and open up your chest in a few minutes.

Inhale

Combine eucalyptus with thyme, pine, camomile, lavender, bergamot, rosemary, marjoram, cedarwood or lemon. Use it for baths and air-sprays – this will protect you from flu and infectious illnesses.

Although eucalyptus is very beneficial for our health it can cause severe reactions if misused. It’s especially dangerous for children. If ingested it can cause bad reactions such as diarrhoea and vomiting (being just a gentle side effect) to convulsions.

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10 Comments

  1. our family just went through fall/beginning of school colds – wish I would have known this! Will try the essential oil and hot water next time, thank you!

    • just be very careful with the EO around the kids! But if it’s for you and your hubby – enjoy 🙂

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