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Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Hair and Skin

Eucalyptus essential oil for hair and skin is a continuation of The Best Herbal Oils for Hair, Cooking and Aromatherapy.

I will be covering all of the herbal oils mentioned in that article over the next few weeks, what they’re best used for and best ways to use them.

Eucalyptus essential oil is an oil distilled from the eucalyptus plant, which comes from a tree native to Australia.

However, the eucalyptus plant is grown all around the world. Apart from Australia, Brazil, Chile, Spain, South Africa, Portugal and Swaziland are also significant producers of eucalyptus oil.

Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Hair & Skin

Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Hair and Skin

The aroma of eucalyptus oil is quite strong although not unpleasant. Traditionally, eucalyptus oil was used for medical conditions such as colds, coughs, acne, fever and joint pain.

Eucalyptus oil is also used as an insecticide and an antiseptic, as well as a fragrance in cosmetics.

How to Do You Use Eucalyptus Oil?

As with all essential oils, eucalyptus oil shouldn’t be applied directly to the skin. It needs to be diluted significantly with an appropriate carrier oil.

Some of my favourite carrier oils include olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil.

You can also mix it with other essential oils like rosemary, tea tree, peppermint and lavender essential oil.

How to Use Eucalyptus Oil for Hair and Skin

There are many ways to use eucalyptus oil but because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties but the best use for it is as follows:

1. Relief of Scalp Conditions

Eucalyptus oil can relieve scalp conditions such as itchiness and dandruff. My favourite conditioner of all time is Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Peppermint & Eucalyptus Conditioner.

You can also make your own mix at home with the carrier oils mentioned above and 5 – 10 drops of eucalyptus oil per 2 oz bottle.

2. Hair Loss Treatment

Eucalyptus oil is a potent hair loss treatment. Adding it to your scalp massage oil will help stimulate hair follicles.

Incidentally, eucalyptus oil is also one of the ingredients in the super hair growth oil I’m currently developing and testing.

You can also add a few drops to your shampoo. It gives a tingling and pleasant sensation which increases blood circulation to the scalp.

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3. Refreshing Hair Spray

You can use eucalyptus oil as an ingredient in your hairspray while protective styling. It prevents itching and guards against any harmful growths.

I’ve shared a great recipe for hair spray at 4 Essential Oils to Keep Your Braids Moisturised and Refreshed.

4. Facial Toner

You can use eucalyptus oil as an ingredient in a facial toner. This toner can be used to treat acne and breakouts.

You can make your facial toner with organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) like Braggs ACV and a few drops of eucalyptus oil.

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As a rule, 5 – 10 drops of eucalyptus oil is fine for most preparations up to 8 oz. You can increase the drops as the bottle gets bigger but be careful as overuse can seriously irritate your skin and scalp.

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You can also start with only a few drops just to see how your scalp and skin react to it before you move on to the recommended usage.

Your essential oils should come in a dark amber coloured bottle with a convenient dropper included and should be stored in a dark and cool area.

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There’s a whole chapter in there dedicated to the role of essentials oils in recovering from hair loss as well as the best essential oils for hair loss and how to combine them with natural oils. 

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Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Hi, I’ve been trying to do some research on if I need to add the oil to a carrier oil before I put it into my conditioner but haven’t gotten a real answer. Do you have any insight to this?


Thursday 4th of July 2019

Yes, you definitely need to mix essentials oils with a carrier oil. They're too volatile and can burn the skin. Whichever carrier oil you choose depends on what you want to use it for. HTH.

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