Eucalyptus Oil Beauty Benefits & Relaxing Bath Salts

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Are you wondering about eucalyptus oil beauty benefits? There are many benefits of using essential oils in your health and beauty routines. They can pick me up or help me relax depending on which essential oil I use. Unlike products that are loaded with artificial ingredients, essential oils are natural, and I feel safe using them.

Eucalyptus Oil Beauty Benefits & Relaxing Bath Salts DIY

Eucalyptus Oil Beauty Benefits

I’ve recently been doing some research about eucalyptus oil beauty benefits. About all I know about Eucalyptus is that you use the dried plants in flower arrangements, and Koala bears like to eat them.

Thankfully there are a lot of reasons to use eucalyptus oil besides those. Eucalyptus oil comes from eucalyptus leaves. The dried leaves are steam distilled to make the essential oil. Finally, if you’ve never smelled eucalyptus before, the scent is described as sweet and woody.  

Is eucalyptus bad for your skin?

No essential oil should ever be applied directly to your skin. Applying eucalyptus oil directly to your skin without diluting it can cause skin irritation. Add it to your Epsom salts and it will mix with the water you add it to.

eucalyptus leaves

What does eucalyptus do for your skin?

So, here are just a few ways that eucalyptus oil can be used:

  • Eucalyptus oil can help heal minor skin irritation and insect bites.
  • Eucalyptus oil has calming properties when used in aromatherapy.
  • And, eucalyptus oil can be relaxing for sore muscles.
  • It can help heal shingles. Eucalyptus oil has antiviral properties and is anti-inflammatory.
  • When added to shampoo, eucalyptus oil can help improve hair growth and to remove product build-up.
  • Since eucalyptus essential oil can help skin irritation, some people find that it helps improve their acne.
  • Because I have asthma, I’ve also noticed that breathing in a steam inhalation with eucalyptus essential oil helps me breathe better.

Because eucalyptus oil isn’t water-soluble, you have to mix it with something (besides water) when you want to use it in your bath. So, adding it to something like Epsom salts to create relaxing bath salts, is the perfect solution. It smells absolutely heavenly and is a wonderful way to relax.

a diffuser with essential oils

Is eucalyptus good for sleep?

Yes, eucalyptus oil has calming properties when you use it in aromatherapy. So one of the eucalyptus oil beauty benefits is a better night’s sleep. So, you can either use it in relaxing bath salts, or you can add it to your diffuser to help with a peaceful night’s sleep. Or, you can simply place a drop of essential oil in your hands after coating them with coconut oil and breathe deeply.

Eucalyptus Oil Beauty Benefits & Relaxing Bath Salts DIY

How to get these eucalyptus oil beauty benefits

If you want to possibly help heal minor skin irritations or relax before bed, you can add the essential oil to this relaxing bath salts recipe. Or, if you hope to use it in aromatherapy, you’ll want to get a diffuser. I love this one. And, as I mentioned above, you can add it to your favorite shampoo or hair conditioner. Or, you can purchase products that contain eucalyptus essential oils like this massage oil or this body lotion.

Eucalyptus Oil Beauty Benefits & Relaxing Bath Salts DIY

You can make these bath salts as a Christmas gift. Or, you can leave out the coloring and make the ribbon any color you want to if you’d like to give these to someone at another time of the year. Or, if you want to just make them for yourself, you can store them in a small 4-ounce crystal jelly jar.

Ingredients for these bath salts

how to make these bath salts

Directions for this project

  1. Add Epsom salt to a gallon size freezer bag.
  2. To the salt, add drops of essential oil. Seal the bag and shake well.
  3. If desired, add 3 to 6 drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and knead the salts to evenly distribute the color. However, be aware that too much food coloring can cause the salts to harden over time.
  4. Transfer salts to decorative jars and seal.

Eucalyptus Oil Beauty Benefits & Relaxing Bath Salts DIY

These relaxing bath salts would make a wonderful gift for anyone who needs to relax. Or, you can make a batch for yourself to keep on hand and use during the holidays. Finally, you may want to make these relaxing rose bath salts. Or why not try making eucalyptus soap.

Yield: 4

Relaxing eucalyptus oil bath salts

Relaxing eucalyptus oil bath salts

Relaxing eucalyptus oil bath salts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10.00

Materials

  • 1 ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 10 to 25 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • Food or soap coloring, optional
  • Jars with lids

Tools

  • funnel

Instructions

  1. Add Epsom salt to a gallon size freezer bag.
  2. To the salt, add drops of essential oil. Seal the bag and shake well.
  3. If desired, add 3 to 6 drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and knead the salts until the color is evenly distributed. Be aware that too much food coloring can cause the salts to harden over time.
  4. Transfer salts to decorative jars and seal.

Notes

Make this extra special by adding flower petals, dried flowers, or citrus zest.