Eucalyptus globulus is the most common and popular of eucalyptuses, although there are a few others – including Eucalyptus blue, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus dives, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus polybrachtea, Eucalyptus stageriana. All these trees are members of Myrtaceae. About 50 pounds of eucalyptus leaves yields 1 pound of clear or pale-yellow eucalyptus oil.
Eucalyptus citriodora – This oil is commonly known as Lemon Eucalyptus Oil. It is approximately 80% aldehydes, which makes the oil more relaxing for the body systems, as it is calming to the nervous and respiratory systems and may lower blood pressure. The synergism of the bacteriostatic components of the essential oil of Eucalyptus citriodora make it an excellent addition to natural cleaning products
Eucalyptus dives – This oil is commonly known as Peppermint Eucalyptus Oil. Containing mostly ketones and monoterpenes, Eucalyptus dives has a camphoraceous and minty aroma suitable for calming the respiratory system. It lends itself to sport blends and those used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, and sprains.
Eucalyptus radiata – This oil is commonly known as Black Peppermint Oil. It contains less 1.8-cineole, 60-75% and is considered gentler than the well-known blue gum Eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptus radiata is similarly warming and aids respiratory ailments, but less harsh.
Eucalyptus staigeriana – This oil is commonly known as Lemon Ironbark, has a pleasant lighter, somewhat faint lemony scent. It has balanced chemistry and is excellent for women’s problem. It is a gentle decongestant, calming to digestive complaints and stress in general. It also stimulates the immune system. It is a gentle oil for use with the elderly and young children.
Eucalyptus polybractea – This oil is commonly known as Blue Mallee Oil. It contains 85-95% 1, 8 cineol. The chemotype from the French Tree contains krypton and smells similar to cumin. Its fresh and earthy aroma is uplifting.
Cleansing, clearing, protecting, energizing, invigorating and calming
Supports respiratory function to promote normal breathing, loosens and expels mucus; eases nasal congestion; increases the blood’s oxygen supply so that more oxygen and nutrients can deliver to cells throughout the body; stimulates the regeneration of lung issue; relieves joint pains, muscular aches, and swelling that accompany backaches, sprains, strains, and other injuries; encourages urination; improves immunity; speeds the process of recovery from wounds; repels insects and helps to reduce the sting of insect bites;
Eucalyptus oil clears acne and skin blemishes by reducing excessive oiliness. It promotes the regeneration of skin tissue and can also soothe the pain of sunburn.
Eucalyptus oil has a refreshing, penetrating, and stimulating aroma that enters into the respiratory tract, bringing a fresh vitality to mind, body, and spirit. Its scent is somewhat medicinal.
Blends Well With:
Geranium, juniper, bergamot, lavender
Dilution Ratio: 50-50
- 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Can irritate sensitive skin
Do not use on children under 6
Do not use if you have epilepsy
Do not use if you have high blood pressure
Excessive may cause headaches
Negative reactions have been known to occur with certain opioid analgesics, anaesthetic, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, chemotherapeutic drugs, estrogen receptor antagonists, nervous system stimulants and reverse-transcriptase inhibitors