There are literally dozens of eucalyptus oil uses, but people seem to favor the oil when it is used to treat the hair, skin and respiratory system. If you use a small amount of eucalyptus oil on your chest prior to entering a steam room, your sinuses will be clear and you will be able to breathe easier for hours on end.
Eucalyptus oil uses also include skin cleansers, clarifying shampooing and tingling deep conditioners. You can use eucalyptus essential oil for aromatherapy, or add a small amount to a hot bath for deeper relaxation. If you do decide to use the oil of eucalyptus while in a steam room, please be considerate of others. If you use too much, it could irritate your eyes.
Eucalyptus oil for hair must be used in small to moderate amounts. It is best to add some to a milder oil, such as extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. You can use this blend of oils as a hot oil treatment on your hair. This is effective for split ends and damage. Additionally, eucalyptus oil is good for eliminating dandruff and excessive flakes on the scalp. It will help get rid of any dead skin that you have on the surface of you scalp.
Other eucalyptus oil benefits include the elimination of skin ailments such as rashes and bacterial infections. Just apply a few drops to the area that needs treatment, then rub it in. After a few days, most rashes can be eliminated and almost all bacterial infections will be completely cleared up. These eucalyptus oil uses are not appropriate substitutions for prescription medications, so use caution.
If you are resourceful, you can find even more eucalyptus oil uses for this miracle plant. You can use it in lotions and skin creams for a cool and soothing effect, which would be extremely welcome in the hot summer months. Fussy babies are also soothed when eucalyptus is added to a humidifier. A one ounce bottle of oil will last you for months if you used the advised amount for each application, no matter how many times you end up using it.