It may take a bit longer if it is really bad. You can put the oil in a diffuser too, and it will help a bit, but not as much as the steam.
It can help some if you put a bit on cloth and sniff it too. Or put some on a cloth under your pillow case at night, to help keep your nose clear while you sleep.
The smell is wonderful too. It can help lift your mood.
Diluted oil can be applied directly to the skin, and is often used in soaps and lotions.
It is supposed to be very helpful in repelling ticks if mixed with lemon extract. I’m gonna try that come spring. We are overrun with ticks here in NE Arkansas. If that keeps even a few of them off it will be worth it.
Eucalyptus oil also has some antiseptic properties and makes a good mouthwash.
According to WebMD more research is needed to find out just how useful it can be for things like Arthritis, Asthma, and headaches.
Just be very careful not to use it undiluted on your skin or by mouth.
It does work great for stuffy noses. I have been using it for that the past week. And it makes the house smell good. Mixing it with peppermint oil really helps.
I like this oil.
I received a free product to review.