About the Plant:From over 700 different species of Eucalyptus, it is said that 500 are able to produce an essential oil. Only fifteen species occur outside Australia, with just nine of these not occurring in Australia. Yet only a few that produce essential oils – are well known for their medicinal or perfumery applications. Each Eucalypt produces a different chemical fingerprint with variations in the constituents within the oil. These differences show through in the aromas of each oil, some distinctly different but still maintaining the “traditional eucalyptus note”. This and most Eucalyptus oil contains cineole which is a common constituent for the medicinal, therapeutic or pharmaceutical application.
Eucalyptus Australiana (Eucalyptus radiata ssp. radiata)is one of the gentlest Eucalypts. The sweetest smelling cineole type Eucalypt, with a delicate, green leafy, freshness. This is the most popular Eucalyptus oil for Aromatherapy applications.
Used for:Known for its purifying properties, it promotes upper respiratory function, is beneficial in skin care, and eases sore muscles. It is also a powerful cleaner and air purifier. This oil is beneficial for cleaning, deodorizing and freshening laundry. Used in disinfectants and antiseptics. With a long standing history of use in the skin care of minor burns, blisters, cuts, skin infections and wounds, would also aid in the repellency of insects. Eases muscle and joint aches and pains, poor circulation, and rheumatoid arthritis. Clearing common respiratory complaints eases headaches, as well as boosting the immune system. How to use essential oils:
Diffuse: Use a few drops in your essential oil diffuser to purify the air and improve breathing.
Internal:Never take eucalyptus internally.
Topical: Dilute 1-2 drops with oil and rub on desired area.
Home: Mix 1-4 drops with water and spray to clean and disinfect.
Blends Well With:Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree
Plant Part: Leaves & terminal branchlets
Manufacture Method: Steam Distillation
Safety Precautions: Flammable. Not recommended for direct and undiluted application when in contact with skin.