There are multiple types of Eucalyptus on the market. Most consumers are most familiar with Eucalyptus Globulus, which has a harsher scent and can cause reactions in small children. We carry a Eucalyptus Radiata, which has been found to be more effective for many applications and is safe for use on children. Our Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil is steam-distilled from wood and leaves grown in Australia.
Did you know that the Eucalyptus Radiata is also known as the narrow-leaved peppermint or Forth River peppermint? It is a species of tree that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It has rough, fibrous to flaky bark on the trunk and larger branches, smooth grey bark on the thinner branches, lance-shaped to curved or almost linear leaves, flower buds in groups of eleven to twenty or more, white flowers and cup-shaped, hemispherical, or shortened spherical fruit.
Eucalyptus flowers and fruits
Common Uses of the Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil:
Eucalyptus is great for use on damaged skin. Our variety has a high concentration of Eucalyptol, which is a common ingredient in muscle and breathing rubs. Diffuse, mix into a blend, or apply in 2-5% dilution.
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil has a crisp, clean, camphoraceous aroma with back notes of citrus/floral.
Eucalyptus Oil should be used in dilution. It is considered toxic if taken internally, non-irritant, and non-sensitive. Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy - consult a medical doctor in case of concerns. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil Specifications:
Pure quality oil from steam distillation, no chemical process