What is eucalyptus oil?

We are constantly looking for different ways to improve the overall health and condition of our hair. With a wealth of products out there it's often very difficult to know where to start. There are many natural oils we can use to help improve the condition of our hair and scalp. One essential oil that is becoming increasingly popular in the hair care industry is eucalyptus oil. It’s the ideal choice for anyone who wants to help keep their hair in pristine condition. Distilled from the leaves of a eucalyptus tree, this oil is known for its ability to help growth. It’s grown all across the world, though it’s a native tree to the lands of Australia. It’s been noted in the past as having powerful antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, helping to showcase its strength as an all-round useful solution.


Eucalyptus Oil For Hair: Benefits

If you wish to help care for your hair, then you should take a look at trying out eucalyptus oil. For years, it’s been used by many people who wish to keep their hair in good health. With the help of using eucalyptus oil, you can experience the following long-term hair benefits moving forward:

  • Great for reducing inflammation which is vital for helping to help improve hair growth.
  • Stimulates the hair follicles that you have, allowing them to grow more naturally.
  • Promotes natural and safe hair growth, ensuring your hair can grow as it should.
  • A strong anti-fungal and antiseptic solution, eucalyptus oil can help fight against dandruff. 
  • Some anecdotal reports suggest it could be useful for combatting lice, too.
  • Some noticed an improvement in hair bounce and lustre overall.

Eucalyptus Oil Side Effects

If you intend to use eucalyptus oil, then you should be aware that it can carry some potential side-effects. As ever, we recommend that you speak to a medical expert before you start using eucalyptus oil for hair or any other particular purpose that you have in mind. Some common side-effects associated with using eucalyptus oil can include:

  • Muscle weakness and a sense of dizziness.
  • Weakness in the body, as well as a sense of nausea.
  • Stomach pain and a sense of burning in the stomach.



Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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