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Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)

Common name Eucalyptus
Botanical name Eucalyptus australia
Method of Extraction Steam distilled
Plant Part Leaves
Country of Origin Australia
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Description

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus radiata) distilled leaf oil

Our Eucalyptus Essential Oil has a strong camphoraceous aroma that is great for clearing the head and focusing the mind. Steam distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus radiata.

Eucalyptus radiata tends to have a far more elegant, attractive and pleasant aroma than other eucalyptus oils. This makes it a popular eucalyptus oil.

Eucalyptus Oil is colourless to pale yellow in colour with a thin water-like consistency.

Popular among aboriginal communities in Australia, where for hundreds of years the leaves from tall eucalyptus trees were remedies for infections and common respiratory illnesses. These included sore throat, cough, colds, breathing difficulties and congestion.

Used with steam it is a popular way to deal with the congestion caused by common colds and nowadays it is a common ingredient in many medicinal products such as rubs, inhalers, creams and mouthwashes.

Eucalyptus is stimulating to the mind and helpful for concentration & focus, and a popular oil to aid study or when the mind is tired and needs boost.

Cool when applied to the skin, yet warms internally, penetrating deep to relax muscles. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties, and can help alleviate fever symptoms, and promotes the healing of wounds.

Around the home commonly used in cleaners, disinfectants, and stain removers. It is also a common ingredient in most natural insect repellent recipes.

Eucalyptus trees colloquially called “gums” as early settlers noted that some species of trees exuded a sticky gum. Aborigines used this gum to fasten barbs to the end of spears and fishing sticks. The term “gum tree” was first used by Captain James Cook in his journal in 1770.

Not recommended for young children, especially where used is near the face.

Looking for a larger size of Eucalyptus not listed here, please contact us for a quotation

How to Use

For Adults only (Please seek professional advice for any other use)

Diffusion: use 6-8 drops in water in your diffuser

Massage: add 10 – 15 drops to 1 tablespoon (20ml) of your choice of carrier oil or unscented massage oil.

Product Details

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus radiata) distilled leaf oil

Common name Eucalyptus
Botanical name Eucalyptus australia
Method of Extraction Steam distilled
Plant Part Leaves
Country of Origin Australia
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Appearance colourless to pale yellow mobile liquid
Aroma fresh, powerful peppery camphoraceous aroma
Major Constituents 1,8-cineole, α-pinene, limonene
Properties refreshing, stimulating
Traditional Uses mental exhaustion, concentration, headaches, respiratory system complaints
Blends well with cedarwood, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary
Cautions Toxic if taken internally. may cause problems with breathing in young children – should not be applied near the face of infants or young children (Tisserand & Young 2014)

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