Eucalyptus (Radiata) Essential Oil
We like to use Eucalyptus radiata in place of Eucalyptus globulus because it has the added benefits of having more skin-friendly chemistry, more stable shelf life, and a less medicinal aroma (sweet and fruity notes). Like many oxide-rich oils, Eucalyptus radiata is most commonly used for respiratory support.
Chemistry: 1,8 cineole (66.68%), limonene (6.44%), a-pinene (2.50%)
Latin Name: Eucalyptus radiata
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Cultivation: South Africa, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves
Chemical Family: Oxides
Aroma: Camphoraceous with sweet fruity tones
Properties: decongestant, expectorant, mucolytic
Steam Distilled: April 2019
Shelf Life: 3 years (approx.)
For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon unscented lotion or organic carrier oil and gently massage into the skin as needed for respiratory relief or sore muscles. Add a few drops to an ultrasonic diffuser, a steam inhalation or inhaler to prevent illness during the cold and flu season.
Chakra: - Sacral (2nd), Heart (4th), and Third Eye (6th)
Eucalyptus radiata is energizing and mentally stimulating. It allows us to focus and concentrate as well as providing clarity and a new perspective.
For external use only. Do not use essential oils near infants. It is not recommended to use 1,8 cineole rich oils on or around young children. Use extreme caution with asthmatics as the opposite effects may occur.
Alternative respiratory health oils for children and elderly include Frankincense, Cedarwood, and Rosalina. Also consider blending Eucalyptus Radiata with skin friendly oils to achieve a lower 1,8 cineole content in your blend.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.