Eucalyptus Oil and skin care
Eucalyptus oil has been known as a standard insect repellent, and is also used as a skin treatment and aromatherapy oil. When using eucalyptus oil you have to be very careful and use caution because eucalyptus is a potent remedy that can produce severe side effects when used excessively or in combination with the wrong remedies. By educating yourself on the potential hazards associated with the use of eucalyptus oil, you will be able to use eucalyptus oil safely and avoid dangerous side effects. It is very important to realize how a remedy can affect your body before you applying any treatment. Recognizing the early signs of eucalyptus oil poisoning and allergic reactions to eucalyptus oil is very important.
You should always avoid using eucalyptus oil internally unless you are under the supervision of a doctor and most Western doctors, will not prescribe eucalyptus oil. There have been reports of instances where people have developed severe toxic reactions to eucalyptus oil when drinking it. If you ever ingest eucalyptus oil seek immediate medical attention. High doses of eucalyptus oil can cause bleedings, seizures and heart problems. Severe eucalyptus oil poisoning can even lead to coma and death.
Eucalyptus oil is an ingredient that is used in many mouth washes, and because of this mouth washes that contain eucalyptus oil should be kept out of reach from children and pets. If a person ingests large amounts of eucalyptus oil mouth wash, the toxins can cause multi-organ failure and affect the cardiovascular system. Swallowing a very small amount of eucalyptus oil mouth wash when you are gurgling is less dangerous, but should of course be avoided. Do not let children use eucalyptus oil mouth wash unless your dentist recommends it. Remember that children are more sensitive to toxins and the risk of them swallowing mouthwash is also higher.
Eucalyptus oil plays an important role in many aromatherapy treatments. Adding eucalyptus oil to baths are very popular, but some people have experienced heavy breathing, and drowsiness after taking long hot baths with eucalyptus oil. So it is recommended to take caution when using eucalyptus oil for the first time. Start off by taking a shorter bath and using a small amount of eucalyptus oil to test your skin sensitivity. Using a large amount of eucalyptus oil in the bath can cause skin irritations.
Applying eucalyptus oil directly to the skin is a popular treatment for a wide range of skin problems, but keep in mind that strong eucalyptus oils can cause skin irritations, especially if your skin is already injured by eczema, burns or cuts. Try testing the eucalyptus oil on a small area of healthy skin to see if you are sensitive to the eucalyptus oil before you proceed to treat your skin.
Always consult a doctor when in doubt, and never use any ingredient
or product if you are allergic to it.