Pros and Cons of Using Eucalyptus Oil


Eucalyptus plant has several uses in pharmaceutical, industrial and antiseptic purposes but that’s not all. You can crush and distill the leaves of this eucalyptus plant and make oil out of it which can then be used for a variety of purposes as well. You can easily get eucalyptus oil online in India at Amazon or

Eucalyptus Oil

However, one must keep in mind that while there are advantages of using this oil, there are a few disadvantages of using this oil too and one must always be careful when indulging in the use of this oil.

Here are a few pros and cons of this oil which will help you in using the Eucalyptus oil carefully and safely:

Pros of Eucalyptus Oil

1. Helps in Cough Relief

Eucalyptus Oil can be used for relieving cough too and is found to be used in many cough medications. Using this oil can help in relieving the throat and chest symptoms and inhaling the oil can help in loosening the mucus in the chest so that breathing becomes easier.

2. Effective as an insect repellant

This oil also contains repellant properties which make it an effective way to ward off several insects which can help in reducing the risk of malaria. A lot of bug and insect sprays use this oil to fight off the insects and pests which make it a favorable oil option for most people.

3. Effective Disinfectant

Eucalyptus Oil is found to be useful in treating pain, fever, cold, etc. and is great to treat wounds and prevent wound infections.

4. Heals Wounds

As already said, eucalyptus oil is a great disinfectant which makes it useful for healing cuts and wounds. You can apply this oil on a fresh wound to clean it and promote its healing.

5.  Relieves muscle pain

This oil is also known to have a relaxing effect on muscles which makes it a great muscle pain reliever. So, just massage your muscle with this oil to relax your muscles.

6. Effective for cold sores

You can also use this oil to cold sores to clean out the virus so that your cold sore can heal quickly.

7. Fights gum diseases

Since eucalyptus oil has disinfectant properties, it can be used to fight your gum diseases and infections. It also reduces the chances of cavities and dental plaque.

8. Beneficial in Hair Care

You can add this oil to your shampoo which will help in moisturizing your hair and also helps in avoiding dandruff and itchy scalp. You can also use this oil to keep the lice away.

9. A great Breath Freshener

Since Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial properties, it can also clean out plaque and infection from your mouth and gives you a fresh breath too.

Cons of Eucalyptus Oil

1. Toxic when taken orally

This oil is a little toxic in nature so it should never be taken directly without a doctor’s supervision.

2. Could be allergic

A lot of people might also be allergic to this plant which could lead to many allergy symptoms so stay away from this oil if you are allergic to it.

Success Assets for Children to Tap Their High Potential



When you think about it, you are the sculptor, shaping your child’s life. You are Picasso painting the picture of your childs future. We are the general designers of our children’s outcomes. Ultimately they will paint their own canvas. However, we need to provide the brushes, paints and possibly help them understand their subject matter. We give them skills to shape and mold their outcomes and the colors for their attitudes and responses.

I’ve found that it helps to know yourself well before attempting to help someone else, including our children. One of the keys to knowing yourself and motivating your kids is to have a well-thought-out destination. In other words, what outcome are you after? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want your kids to do? Do they have the tools and understand what is expected of them? If they have the tools and understand what is expected of them, do they have a reason for not doing what’s expected of them? Can you think of more compelling reasons and motivations for them to fulfill their expectations and responsibilities?

After the launch of my program How To Motivate Your Kids A Three Step System For Parents A friend suggested it would be a good idea to re-post the video series on Success Assets for everyone to see. Unfortunately, the comments from the original posting are not connected any longer. These 3 videos give you an idea of my personal motivation for doing this and a system I have helped other use over the past few years.

We all want the best for our children and we want them to have every opportunity to shine. The Success Assets are for parents who want their kids to tap into their highest potential.

What is School For?


What is school for?

Schools Kill Creativity

Below are a couple of videos that really inspired me a few years ago. In them, Sir Ken Robinson argues that school kills creativity. In an industrialized society, we strive for fitting in and getting the right answer. But as he waxes eloquently, that’s not what schools should be doing.

For me, it has become very provocative to think of education reform in the sense of creative destruction and getting to the core of helping kids really achieve their potential. I believe that education reform will actually come from a grass roots effort. It will come from unlikely sources, much like the technology that fuels it.

It will come from parents, and creative employers and entrepreneurs and the kids themselves. In many cases, the kids themselves will be the entrepreneurs who force the change.

Make no mistake change is coming

And all the political crap will continue to produce nothing, except very expensive

If your interested, and I mean interested like vested in the future, then you may also get a great deal of value from Seth Godin’s new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams (what is a school for?). In it, he sets a slightly different tone for us to listen for in the winds of change. He is a marketer that I have followed for years and his forecast on media and trends like education reform have been dead on.

If you are more interested learning about education reform in an audiovisual way you have the following videos that I highly recommend.

Smart is Not Enough


What is the number one “Success Asset?”


A recent Search Institute survey of 1,800 parents, educators, youth workers, and community leaders responded to questions about young people’s noncognitive skills, most of these respondents commenting on their own how these attributes are more important than hard skills, rote learning or cognitive abilities. They were not asked to choose one skill over another but rather asked respondents to indicate how important they saw each of the abilities on a scale of 1 to 5.

Avg Interest Ratings

The research engaged participants in thinking, talking, and ultimately acting on the following five big ideas, each of which is rooted in research and demonstrated through data.

  1. Developing young people’s noncognitive skills is an essential aspect of preparing them for success in some type of college, a career, and citizenship.
  2. There are at least five critical noncognitive skills that studies show matter most to educational success.
  3. Young people’s noncognitive skills can be strengthened by adopting one of the growing numbers of programs that focus on those skills, and by more intentionally integrating the development of those skills into the ways that adults interact with young people in existing programs and organizational structures.
  4. One of the most powerful ways to strengthen noncognitive skills is to build developmental relationships with young people that grow deeper over time.
  5. There is a perseverance process that is a practical way to build developmental relationships and to strengthen the foundational noncognitive skills of motivation and persistence.

Building Noncognitive Skills through Developmental Relationships also exposes participants to Search Institute’s long-standing research on Developmental Assets and Sparks, though which the Institute’s scientists and practitioners have studied and worked to strengthen the acquisition of noncognitive skills for more than two decades.

A breakdown of the respondents