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Not just for blocked nose, eucalyptus oil can make your hair grow and cure acne

Published on:18 December 2020, 10:49am IST
Been searching for a one-stop solution for all your hair and skin needs? These 6 benefits of eucalyptus oil will convince you to include it in your arsenal.
Shreya Gupta
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When it comes to skin and hair, eucalyptus oil has many benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Essential oils have been around since the beginning of time but it is only recently that the beauty world has reignited our interest in them. An increasing number of people want to ditch chemical-laden products to go natural. Essential oils offer the perfect option for all those making this switch.

At this point in time, there are many essential oils available in the market. Out of these, it is the lesser-known benefits of eucalyptus oil that can truly boost skin and hair health. Eucalyptus oil is derived from the Eucalyptus globulus plant through the method of distillation. You will need to dilute it before application and just a few drops of it are enough to take care of your concerns.

Here are 6 ways in which eucalyptus oil can improve your skin and hair:

1. Treats dandruff

Winter is here and the most common problem associated with it has as well! Yes, we are talking about dandruff. It isn’t just annoying but embarrassing. Eucalyptus oil has antifungal and antiseptic properties which help fight off dandruff.

2. Relieves scalp irritation

Eucalyptus oil has methanol content in it which has a cooling effect and provides relief from itchiness. In a study, 34 participants reported a decrease in the itchiness, dryness, and redness of the scalp after applying eucalyptus extracts.

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Going crazy scratching your head? Eucalyptus oil can help! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Promotes hair growth

We’ve already told you that eucalyptus oil has antifungal and antibacterial which means it will prevent any fungal or bacterial infections of the scalp. When your scalp stays healthy, the hair growth is unhindered as well. Moreover, it also promotes blood circulation which goes a long way in promoting hair growth. The calming and soothing nature of the oil also reduces stress and prevents hair loss.

4. Relieves sunburns

We all know sunburns can be really painful. The combination of anti-inflammatory and soothing properties makes it a great remedy for sunburns and redness.

5. Treats acne

There hasn’t been much research on the benefits of eucalyptus oil for the skin but it is believed that the anti-inflammatory and soothing effects of eucalyptus oil can help relieve acne, redness and other acne-related problems. Moreover, eucalyptus oil is also known for its purifying and cleansing properties which can prevent acne and breakouts.

Try eucalyptus oil and thank us later for your glowing skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. Soothes dry skin

Winters can make your skin dry and dull. Eucalyptus oil is a powerful ingredient that has the ability to increase the skin’s ceramide content which is the fatty acid that helps to withhold moisture. Hence, it also retains skin moisture content efficiently.

Include eucalyptus oil to your beauty routine for all these benefits!

Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.