Eucalyptus leaves may have a strong image of being eaten by koalas, but they are also excellent plants that Aborigines use as a panacea. For those who have severe nasal congestion due to hay fever and can’t sleep, it may be a good idea to use eucalyptus aroma oil as a countermeasure. I will explain how to use it.
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What is the aroma that clears the painful stuffy nose?
Eucalyptus aroma oil that clears the nose of hay fever and colds. What are the features and how to use it?During the cedar pollen season, more and more people are suffering from hay fever and their noses are stuffy and they can’t sleep. One of the easy countermeasures that you can do yourself is care using aroma oil. Here are some eucalyptus oils to try for a good night’s sleep.
What is eucalyptus……Eucalyptus active ingredients・fragrance characteristics・aroma
Eucalyptus, scientific name is Eucalyptus, and koalas are famous for eating the leaves. In Australia, where it originated, Aboriginal people have used it as a panacea.
Active ingredients include 1,8-cineol, α-terpineol, limonene, α-pinene, etc. In the fragrance system, it is a tree system with a refreshing woody scent.
Eucalyptus essential oil is said to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, bactericidal, and antiviral effects, and is said to alleviate hay fever, colds, insect bites, stiff shoulders, muscle pain, eye fatigue, and sensitivity to cold. It is considered It’s a good idea to try it when you’re suffering from hay fever or a cold.
It also helps you concentrate when your efficiency is low, and calms your mind when you are anxious about change.
How to use eucalyptus oil……How to apply it to the skin
Heating essential oils can decompose their aromatic components, so there seems to be a belief that it is better not to use heat as much as possible in aromatherapy.
Eucalyptus can also be used in tissue aromatherapy, aroma baths and aroma showers. Specific methods for each method are introduced in the separate articles, so please take a look at them as well.
And this time, let’s introduce a simple usage that can be done immediately when you fall asleep. It’s easy to do. Simply add 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to 1-2 ml of jojoba oil and apply to the chin and upper chest area. Even while you sleep, the aromatic ingredients are absorbed through your nose, helping to relieve nasal congestion.
However, in rare cases, the skin may be strongly irritated. For those with sensitive skin, test a small amount before using.
Inhalation method using an ultrasonic aroma diffuser
Aroma pots and aroma candles add heat to essential oils to blow off the aromatic ingredients. On the other hand, the aroma diffuser, which is an ultrasonic fragrance diffuser, vibrates more than 1 million times per second to break essential oils into micro-level ultra-fine particles and diffuse them throughout the room. Compared to transpiration by heat, it does not damage the active ingredients of the oil, and is thought to maintain a high aroma effect.
In addition, since it does not use heat and has a timer, it is safe even if you fall asleep in the middle of using it in the bedroom.
There are various products, but depending on the product, using diluted oil or fragrance oil may cause malfunction, so be sure to use 100% essential oil.