Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
With autumn giving way to winter, it has to be soothing Eucalyptus, with its strong but fresh, balsamic and slightly sweet aroma. Extracted from leaves of one of the world’s tallest evergreen trees, it represents strength and resilience; first used medicinally by the native Aboriginal people of Australia. A major expectorant and anti-catarrhal essential oil; its principal effect in Aromatherapy is on the respiratory system. Its antiviral action means it’s ideal to help treat the common cold, sinusitis and even chronic bronchitis, through massage therapy or blended in a cream to rub on the chest. A powerful immune tonic whilst, spiritually, it helps disperse negative and restrictive emotions that may be due to fear, habit or too much responsibility. Emotionally it literally gives us room to breathe!