Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata
Australia, Brazil, China, Corsica, Nepal, Madagascar, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, South Africa
Method of extraction:
Top and middle
Camphor, medicinal, woody
Blends well with:
Cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme
It’s great as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-septic topical treatment. It’s calming and works well as a respiratory decongestion aid. It’s also useful to relieving sinus pressure. As a topical treatment it can stimulate circulation and ease arthritic and muscular pain.
Avoid using during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It’s not safer for children under 10 years because it can cause breathing problems. and should be avoided around pets
Approximate shelf life:
5 years (refrigerated)
Also known as blue gum
Another species of eucalyptus called eucalyptus radiate is often used because it has a more subtle camphor aroma. It is not as potent and has a sweeter smell. It has the same benefits and pairs well with the same oils. Eucalyptus Radiata has a milder aroma.
Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.