Did you know scent is the fastest neurotransmitter to change a mood, get grounded, and create the experience? For me, it helps me COME TO MY SENSES quicker, These days, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, irritated, and anxious by the HOUR.
I’m a nerd, I love alliteration. So Saturdays and Sundays are Sanitizing and Scent-sational. Maybe you are the same? I want this next week to be refreshing for you. I want to introduce you to the scent of Eucalyptus. I have the medical benefits at the bottom of the email. Eucalyptus helps with ALLERGIES if you happen to be suffering from that right now on top of everything else!
This week try:
~Mixing a drop of eucalyptus with water and pink salt to rinse and gargle with. If you feel a sore throat coming on, do this immediately! Doing this after brushing your teeth and meals will help kill bacteria and diminish food cravings/binges on unhealthy things.
Mix it in your baths along with baking soda and pink salt/Epsom salt to mineralize and balance your skin.
~Mix it with baking baking soda and sprinkle it on your carpet to deodorize and raise the vibration of your home.
~Add it to your skin care/lotions
~Add it to water in a glass spray bottle for a room spray and a revitalizing mist for you.
~Add it to water in a bowl and and put face towels in it to soak it completely. Ring it and roll it up. Put in a container, glass is best, and put in the refrigerator. Use this to wipe your face and hands during the day for uplift.
~Diffuse it. I have been in LOVE with my owl diffuser because its so darn cute and it makes 4 different sounds: the ocean, rain, birds chirping, and smoothing classical music. It’s so peaceful going to sleep, working, and waking up to.
You can receive a FREE 15ml bottle of eucalyptus with an order of $100 from Young Living this month, This month Young Living is giving lots of giveaways all towards non-toxic cleaning, Click here for details.
There are lots of essential oils on the market but Young Living is the best which is why I choose to distribute for them. I use it daily for a non-toxic and alternative healing lifestyle. I would love to teach and coach you about it for FREE. It is something I’ve become a huge believer and passionate about. Just respond to this email and we can do a consultation.
Spiritual Ninja ~ Chief Happiness Officer, CHO
Eucalyptus is believed to have a number of medicinal properties, although not all of them have been confirmed by research. Below we outline some of its potential health benefits from Medical News Today.
Interestingly, toward the end of the 19th century, eucalyptus oil was used in most hospitals in England to clean urinary catheters. Modern research is now starting to back this practice up.
In February 2016, researchers from Serbia found evidence supporting the antimicrobial action of eucalyptus.
They concluded that a positive interaction between E. camaldulensis essential oil (a tree in the Eucalyptus family) and existing antibiotics could lead to the development of new treatment strategies for certain infections.
They hope that this property could eventually reduce the need for antibiotics.
A study published in Clinical Microbiology & Infection suggests that eucalyptus oil may have antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract, including Haemophilus influenzae, a bacteria responsible for a range of infections, and some strains of streptococcus.
Colds and respiratory problems
Eucalyptus features in a range of preparations to relieve symptoms of the common cold, for example, cough lozenges and inhalants.
Herbal remedies recommend using fresh leaves in a gargle to relieve a sore throat, sinusitis, and bronchitis. Also, eucalyptus oil vapor appears to act as a decongestant when inhaled. It is a popular home remedy for colds and bronchitis.
It may act as an expectorant for loosening phlegm and easing congestion. A number of cough medications include eucalyptus oil, including Vicks VapoRub.
Researchers have called for further studies to clarify the possible therapeutic role of eucalyptus leaf extract in the treatment of respiratory tract infection.
Eucalyptus and dental care
The antibacterial and antimicrobial potential of eucalyptus has been harnessed for use in some mouthwash and dental preparations.
In promoting dental health, eucalyptus appears to be active in fighting bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontitis.
The use of eucalyptus extract in chewing gum may promote periodontal health, according to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology.
Fungal infections and wounds
The University of Maryland Medical (UMM) Center describe how traditional Aboriginal medicines used eucalyptus to treat fungal infections and skin wounds.
Eucalyptus is an effective insect repellent and insecticide. In 1948, the United States officially registered eucalyptus oil as an insecticide and miticide, for killing mites and ticks.
Oil of lemon eucalyptus is recommended by some as an insect repellant; it is effective at keeping mosquitoes away.
In 2012, researchers from New Delhi, in India, found that E. globulus oil was active against the larvae and pupae of the housefly. They suggested that it could be a viable option for use in eco-friendly products to control houseflies.
Eucalyptus extract may act as a pain reliever, and research indicates that the oil may have analgesic properties. In a study published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, scientists applied Eucalyptamint on the anterior forearm skin of 10 people.
Eucalyptamint, an OTC preparation with the generic name methyl salicylate topical, is used to treat muscle and joint pain linked to strains and sprains, arthritis, bruising, and backache.
The scientists concluded that “Eucalyptamint, produced significant physiologic responses that may be beneficial for pain relief and/or useful to athletes as a passive form of warm-up.”
Stimulating immune system
Eucalyptus oil may stimulate an immune system response, say findings published in BMC Immunology.
Specifically, the researchers found that Eucalyptus oil could enhance the immune system’s phagocytic response to pathogens in a rat model. Phagocytosis is a process where the immune system consumes and destroys foreign particles.
Other conditions that eucalyptus may help with include:
Arthritis – potentially due to its anti-inflammatory properties
A blocked nose
Wounds and burns
Cold sores – perhaps due to its anti-inflammatory properties
Diabetes – eucalyptus might help lower blood sugar