Scents to fall asleep to: Eucalyptus

Scents to fall asleep to: Eucalyptus

The minty scent of eucalyptus may just be the cure for your sleepless nights.

Eucalyptus, a tree family native to Australia and other sub-tropical regions, is a potent source for an oil that comes with many medicinal abilities. On its own, the strong, minty fragrance exude of camphor; but don't shy away from the scent. If you are experiencing restlessness, dizziness and narcolepsy, eucalyptus can become your natural remedy.

It helps relieve sleep apnoea. The sharp scent of eucalyptus, when inhaled, can open up blockages in your airways. This is especially helpful for those who suffer from sleep apnoea. Being a natural decongestant, it aids in the removal of phlegm, consequently easing your breathing routine which results to uninterrupted sleep. Alternatively, eucalyptus can be used to treat sinus as well. Either dilute it in a carrier oil or apply topically for instant relief.


It eases you from mental exhaustion. The vapor coming from eucalyptus has a natural cooling effect, which in return calms you down. It is perfect for boosting focus (light up a eucalyptus candle during those nights when you have to review) and helps keep your energy on high levels. Feeling down? Lift up your spirit with this refreshing scent.

It is a natural cure for insomnia. During those nights that you wanted to sleep but are not able to, having eucalyptus oil nearby can help. The powerful compounds in this oil includes a-pinene, b-pinene and limonene, all known to soothe the mind and clear the blood flow to the brain.

It calms your nerves in cases of narcolepsy. Those who suffer from restless leg syndrome and other sleeping disorders may benefit from the scent of eucalyptus. The analgesic plus calming properties of this essential oil are potent remedies; easily feel the difference as you massage the oil into the fidgeting parts of the body. The warm sensation of the oil can be mixed with other scents for a more impactful experience – pair it with peppermint, jasmine or rose for a sweet, calming treat.

Besides helping you sleep, eucalyptus oil is packed with many other benefits for your body. It is an immune stimulant; a bottle of this scent can help you stay healthy during cold and flu season. It is also anti-microbial; this oil prevents the spreading of bacteria, making it a great ingredient for soaps, detergents and dental hygiene. Use it to soothe sore joints and muscles. For those suffering from coughs – and even asthma – steam inhalation of eucalyptus oil can provide you with an instant relief.

Reap the many benefits of this soothing scent and find your way back to a peaceful sleep with a quick dab of eucalyptus.

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