Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for asthma December 16 2013

Asthma is a common condition of the bronchial passages in which they become swollen and 
narrow, fill with mucous and cause great difficulty in a person’s ability to adequately inhale. 
As a result, a person gasps for breath, and the characteristic wheezing of asthma occurs 
in an effort to push air through distressed airways. Common causes of asthma include 
airborne allergens, air pollution, respiratory infections, stress, and even food. Symptoms 
tend to be heightened by strenuous physical activity. 
Eucalyptus oil acts as decongestant, and this makes it effective in minimizing symptoms 
of asthma. Generally, the safest time for asthma treatment with eucalyptus oil (eucalyptus 
radiata) is in between attacks, though some people do experience great relief when it is 
used in an attack. Some asthmatics are sensitive to fragrance and find that it can trigger 
symptoms, so caution should be used when any sensitivity is present. Many people find 
eucalyptus to provide effective relief when used with appropriate discretion, based on 
individual preferences. 
How to lessen asthmatic symptoms with eucalyptus oil:Days Island Eucalyptus Oil
Add 5-10 drops to a humidifier or steam vaporizer. Use this at all hours of the day to help 
keep airways clear and calm. 
Place 3-5 drops of eucalyptus oil in a pot of boiling water. Place a towel behind the head as a 
“tent” and breathe in the steam. Take deeper breaths for more immediate results. 
Add 5-10 drops to a hot shower and gently inhale the eucalyptus steam. This can be done 
as a both a preventative measure to keep airways open and also to relieve a full-blown 
asthmatic attack. 
During high allergy season, dilute 5-7 drops in one tablespoon of carrier oil (such as almond 
or jojoba) and massage into feet before bed. Cover with socks and repeat nightly. This 
helps to increase blood circulation throughout the body and also to the lungs and bronchial 
passages. 
During an attack, rub 1-2 drops directly on the chest. You can also dilute 3-5 drops in one 
tablespoon of carrier oil and rub this on the chest for more sensitive skin. 
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, 
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any 
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or 
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective 
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical 
community is there to help us when oils can't.