Eucalyptus radiata essential oil has a milder and softer aroma, making the aroma less strong and sharp than that of the globulus type. It is also considered to be more gentle due to its slightly lower cineole content. Cineole is the main component in both eucalyptus type oils. Eucalyptus radiata variety has about 65% cineole content vs the Eucalyptus globulus, which has about an 85% cineole content. The difference between the 2 oils are minor, however some prefer the pleasant and more gentle aroma of the radiata variety.
Eucalyptus oil is known to support the respiratory and immune system having antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties to help the body fight germs and help recovery faster from sickness such as colds, flu or congested coughs.
As eucalyptus is an airborne antimicrobial, adding to a diffuser is helpful when someone is sick at home or in the office to reduce germ exposure in the air. If you feel a cold coming on, use a few drops in a tissue and inhale or add a few drops to a diffuser to allow the refreshing aroma of eucalyptus to support your body's natural immune function.
Eucalyptus is a decongestant and can help open the airways and allow for clear breathing. Schnaubelt recommends Eucalyptus used in the diffuser or steam inhalation for sinusitus, rhinitis and bronchitis. Organic eucalyptus globulus has expectorant properties which helps the body break down mucus and helps clear mucus.
Eucalyptus can be used in many applications for an energizing feel, add to lotions, shampoos, steam inhalation, foot soaks, massage oil blends, compress or bath.
Because eucalyptus increases blood flow to the head, it is an effective mental stimulant, uplifting and helping one to focus.
Botanical name: Eucalyptus radiata
Origin: South Africa
Extraction method: steam distilled
Plant part: leaves
Aroma: eucalyptus like, fresh, herbaceous
Properties and Benefits
Cleanses negative energy in an area where there was conflict or negativity is felt. Revives the spirit and restores vitality. Promotes newness, renewal and a positive outlook for those that feel they are constricted by their environment or surroundings.
Blends well with
Non-irritating and non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Do not use undiluted on skin. Always dilute with carrier oil before skin use. May cause skin irritation if not diluted properly. Do not use internally, unless directed by aromatherapy practitioner or physician. Not recommended for children under the age of 10.
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