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Happy Australia Day!: The 3 Beauty Uses Of Eucalyptus Oil

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While lacking in western standards of scientific data, the healing properties of eucalyptus oil have been used for centuries by aboriginals and subtropical regions around the world. Today, homeopathic remedies for home and beauty contain this evergreen tree for the soothing aroma and the health benefits.

Here are just a few reasons to purchase a bottle of eucalyptus essential oil to add peace and calm to your grooming experience. Even if it doesn’t make your hair grow an extra foot in a month, the tingly sensation can be a great addition to any relaxing, at-home spa session.

1. Tingling Hair Conditioner

According to Stylecraze, eucalyptus is a great way to stimulate hair follicles. This is likely because eucalyptus can bring down inflammation in the scalp which helps create an ideal environment for hair growth. I use one avocado, 1/4 cup of coconut milk, 1/4 cup of coconut oil, and added eucalyptus and lavender essential oils for my conditioner, but you can definitely add eucalyptus oil to any of your favorite conditioners for a little more growth potential. Plus, that tingly feeling is divine.

2. Spot Treatment for Boils and Cysts

If you’ve ever been the victim of these types of skin conditions, you know how shaming they can feel. So, it’s nice to have a go-to home remedy that’s effective enough to shave off the time it takes any major breakouts to heal. Apple cider vinegar has amazing astringent properties, and some sources suggest using ACV and eucalyptus to treat a boil. This mixture is super drying, so make sure you only put it on the infected area. Just like any treatment, do a test strip and stop use after a few days if your treatment worsens or doesn’t improve.

3. Shower Drops

If you are looking to treat yourself to a spa experience every time you shower in the comfort of your own home, the folks at Aura Cacia have a DIY recipe for shower drops that will peak all your senses. Mix the following amounts of essential oil to make a batch of invigorating shower drops.

48 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
30 drops lemon essential oil
22 drops sweet orange essential oil

Use a dark container with a dropper top (an empty essential oil container works best), to store your new shower drops for future use — you’ll definitely want to leave this scent lingering behind you every day.

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