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Eucalyptus

EUCALYPTUS RADIATA ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

100%  pure organic Narrow Leaf Eucalyptus essential oil is steam distilled  by amazing therapeutic grade distiller in South Africa. Eucalyptus Radiata may be the Eucalyptus with the most broadly therapeutic action, with a nice, bright aroma.
 

One of the most important factors in the Cineol-rich essential oils is that the stock be very fresh, and we take special care to ensure this quality for you.
 

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus radiata

A relatively smaller variety of this evergreen species, the 'narrow leaf peppermint' Eucalyptus is native to Southwestern Australia and only reaches a maximum height of 50 meters.
 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Leaves/twigs

Country of Origin: Australia

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted


Blends Well With:  Cedar Atlas, Chamomile-German, Chamomile-Roman, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram,  Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary and Thyme.
 

Scent: Camphoraceous, sweet, woody
 

Contraindications: Non-irritant, non-toxic,  non-sensitizing. This eucalyptus is safe for children and the elderly.  It is more mild than the globulus variety. Possible  sensitivity in some individuals.  Do not take internally.  It is toxic if taken this way.
 

About the Oil
This oil is light weight, clear, and slightly blue-tinted. It is steam-distilled from the leaves of organically cultivated South African trees. While Eucalyptus generally originated in Australia, there was a great effort to transplant many of the varieties (Blue Gum, Dives, Citradora, etc...) to South Africa in the 1980's. The trees did spectacularly well, and their essential oil is of the highest quality.
 

Aromatherapy Notes 

This oil is cooling with fresh, bright citrus-like top notes, a camphoraceous middle note and slightly sweet, cedar-like undertones.


Traditional Uses

A common household remedy in Australia, the primary use of Eucalyptus essential oil is to support respiration by clearing any  blockages or congestion. The oil and leaves of Eucalyptus are a traditional folk remedy in Australia: the leaves being smoked like tobacco to improve asthmatic conditions. It is also an effective insect repellent. It has also been used to treat infectious conditions accompanied by fever, including cholera, malaria, and typhoid.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Antineralgic, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Cicatrisant, Decongestant, Deodorant, Depurative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hypoglycemic, Paracitide, Prophylactic, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.


Safety

Externally non-toxic and when in water dilution Eucalyptus oil is a non-sensitizing non-irritant. NOT FOR INTERNAL USE; ingestion of as little as 3.5ml has been reported fatal. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.

Eucalyptus Globulus

EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL (GLOBULUS)


Quick Overview

Eucalyptus globulus (not to be confused with eucalyptus radiata or eucalyptus polybractea or any other of the 300 or so eucalyptus species), has a fresh, penetrating scent.
 

It comes from the Myrtaceae (myrtle) botanical family and is native to Tasmania and southeastern Australia and Brazil. It is also known as the Tasmanian Blue Gum, Southern Blue Gum or Blue Gum   Eucalyptus (Bluegum eucalyptus) evergreen tree. 


Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globules  Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil has been used on all sorts of skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. It has also been used to combat the effects of colds  and flu, and there is a history of its application to sore muscles and joints.
 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled 

Parts Used: Wood and leave

Country of Origin: China

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted


Blends Well With: Basil, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Citronella, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Frankincense, Spearmint and Tea Tree.
 

Scent: Very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones.
 

Contraindications: Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks. Dilution recommended for topical use.
 

About the Oil
E. Globulus essential oil is used for asthma, candida, coughs, diabetes, herpes, hypoglycemia, lung congestion, measles, headaches, respiratory infections, sinusitis, shingles, tuberculosis and respiratory infections. It is also used for aches and pain, acne, allergies, arthritis, bronchitis, burns, cystitis, endometriosis, gonorrhea, inflammation of the ear, eye, and sinuses, malaria, rheumatism, shingles, skin and throat infections, sore, ulcers, vaginitis and wounds.  

  

Aromatherapy Notes 

It is a useful insect repellent against mosquitoes and other insects and can be sprayed in the air.  It can make an effective  flea-repellent for dogs.
 

Traditional Uses

For centuries, Australian Aborigines used the leaves as a disinfectant to cover wounds. Doctors used to use solutions of  eucalyptus oil in surgical dressings, and many still do.
 

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

The therapeutic properties of eucalyptus oil are analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge,   hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary.


Safety

May burn sensitive skin and mucus membranes

Eucalyptus Citriodora

EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

There  are many types of eucalyptus used to distill oil. Oils high in eucalyptol are used medicinally, and oils such as the eucalyptus lemon are used more in the fragrance industry.
 

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
This oil, which has a rosy-citronella aroma with subtle lemon undertones, is an ideal natural ingredient in a variety of summer formulations that help you enjoy the outdoors naturally. It’s effective in patio sprays, candles, lamp oils, lotions and body mists.
 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Leaves/twigs  

Country of Origin: Australia

Cultivation Method: Certified Organic


Blends Well With:  Basil, Black Pepper, Cedar Atlas, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus-Radiata, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara aromatica, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetivert, and Ylang Ylang.
 

Scent: Strong, fresh, citronella-like, sweet balsamic undertone
 

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitivity in some individuals.
 

About the Oil
Eucalyptus lemon is used more in the fragrance industry. More  recently   it has become a popular addition to natural bug repellents.
 

Aromatherapy Notes 

The fungicidal and antiviral actions of this oil make it effective against infections. The insecticidal properties which help to repel    insects comes from the citronellal content of the oil.


Traditional Uses

The Aboriginals of Australia used the Eucalyptus leaves to clear air and ward off fever. In World War I, the oil was used as medicine  during a meningitis outbreak, and for over 100 years was a remedy for  sinus congestion. 


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil is reputed to assist with ailments such as arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation and sinusitis.   
 

Safety

Eucalyptus Lemon Oil should be used in dilution, and be avoided during   pregnancy. It is considered toxic if taken internally,  non-irritant and non-sensitive. Avoid if you have high blood pressure  or epilepsy.