Eucalyptus is one of nature’s most powerful congestion remedies! Simply opening a bottle of eucalyptus essential oil and breathing in deeply can offer relief for blocked sinuses, irritated nasal passages, and headaches. But if you want to further incorporate eucalyptus into your recovery, here are 5 easy DIY eucalyptus recipes to fight congestion.
Chest Rub – This DIY chest rub recipe helps you avoid unwanted or toxic ingredients in your congestion remedies! Did you know that some store-bought vapor rubs contain camphor – a synthetic derived from menthol and turpentine? Turpentine is a toxic substance that can be lethal if ingested and can cause airway irritations if inhaled. Instead of camphor, this DIY chest rub uses essential oils to relieve congestion. This chest rub recipe calls for eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, and rosemary essential oils to open airways and relieve tension, but you can go full eucalyptus for an extra potent chest rub!
Bath and Shower Sachets – When your whole body aches from being sick, there’s nothing like a hot shower or bath! And with these DIY bath and shower sachets, you can help your body fight congestion while you bathe! Use eucalyptus for this recipe when congested or dealing with sinus headaches, and adapt the recipe for other wellness needs throughout the year!
Shower Steamer – Ever wake up with congestion but have to get out the door for work or other responsibilities? Eucalyptus shower steamers are a quick congestion fix that you can throw into your morning shower for sinus relief while you get ready for your day. Make these shower steamers ahead of time and keep them on hand for when your busy day calls for convenient relief from congestion.
Diffuser Recipe for Congestion – If you’re dealing with congestion, this diffuser recipe can offer relief throughout your day or night. Just set up your diffuser in your workspace, home, or bedside table and power up some congestion-fighting aromatherapy!
- 7 drops eucalyptus
- 5 drops peppermint
- 2 drops lavender
- 1 drop tea tree
Or, grab a bottle of our Open Airways respiratory blend so that you always have a congestion-busting essential oil blend on hand!Facial Steam – Facial steams offer a concentrated botanical boost for your wellness needs. Many people use facial steams to help soothe skin conditions such as acne, or to help with the appearance of pores. But facial steams are also a great way to relieve congestion and discomfort caused by sinus headaches. Just make eucalyptus the main botanical of your facial steam for relaxing and soothing congestion relief. Add 3 drops of eucalyptus to a bowl of hot water. Close your eyes and lean in close to the bowl, being cautious of hot steam. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel and breathe deeply with your eyes closed for several minutes. Make sure to close your eyes when you do a facial steam, as essential oils can cause eye irritation.