This or That: What's the difference between our Eucalyptus essential oils?

June 17, 2016

This or That: what's the difference between our Eucalyptus essential oils?

Out of the 700 plus species of Eucalyptus found in Australia alone, Edens Garden offers two of the most popular in aromatherapy (with one more on the way!). It’s an oil that’s popular for a variety of reasons- one reason being its aroma. Even those who’ve never heard the name Eucalyptus may be familiar with its sharp, medicinal aroma, made popular by known vapor rub and cold salve brands. Like most oils we offer a variety of, we started out with only one type of Eucalyptus oil, but decided to offer more of a selection as we fell more and more in love with this captivating oil. So how do you choose just one?

Benefits of Eucalyptus

Unlike most varieties of oils we carry, the therapeutic benefits of Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Radiata are quite similar. Both oils are high in 1,8- cineole, with varying monoterpenes. For example, our current batch of Eucalyptus Globulus is high in 1,8- cineole, with significant amounts limonene, whereas Eucalyptus Radiata is high in 1,8- cineole with significant amounts of terpineol.

These constituents lend our Eucalyptus oils to being excellent at supporting respiratory issues. The 1,8- cineole leads Eucalyptus oil to act as an astringent, and an aid to oily skin and acne. What’s more, this oil may be affective in soothing muscle aches and inflammation. And to top it off, the cool and refreshing aroma of Eucalyptus has been known to boost energy and relieve headaches.

What’s the difference?

The difference in our Eucalyptus oils really comes down to their aromas. We had numerous requests from customers wanting Eucalyptus Radiata for its aroma alone, and being lovers of the clean, classic scent of Eucalyptus, we simply could not resist but to offer this variety along with Eucalyptus Globulus, which we had originally been offering.

Eucalyptus Globulus is generally the most popular of the Eucalyptus oils in aromatherapy because of its high cineole content and traditional Eucalyptus aroma. Its aroma is strong, sharp, medicinal and fresh with green, almost sour notes. Those seeking a well-known, traditional Eucalyptus scent will not be disappointed with Eucalyptus Globulus.

Those searching for a Eucalyptus with a softer punch may be partial to Eucalyptus Radiata. Generally, Eucalyptus Radiata has less 1,8- cineole, making it less aggressive in therapeutic benefits. Its aroma is sweeter, fruity, with citrus notes, but still true to the classic aroma of Eucalyptus. Its an oil with more pop then zing, and we love it for this reason and all of its many complexities.

For those who’ve tried our Eucalyptus’, what’s your preference? Let us know in the comments section below!


These comments were contributed by customers without influence from Edens Garden. The opinions expressed in these comments are 100% the authors' own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Edens Garden.

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Barbara! Here is a link to information on using EOs with pets, we hope you will find helpful:

    On July 03, 2017

  • Barbara R. says...

    Ran into a lady at WalMart last month while looking for something for cat fleas. She told me to save my money on anything on the shelf there, and get some eucalyptus oil instead. Would it matter which one I use? For carpet and furniture, she said to add a few drops to some water in a spray bottle. For the animals, she said just put a few drops on a cloth, then rub the cloth on the animal. I want to try this, but I need to be sure I get the correct oil. She swears by it for fleas!

    On July 03, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Jamie! German Chamomile and Lavender are great picks for skin inflammation. We would recommend 3 drops of each oil in 1 oz of Jojoba- apply once daily. Be sure to do a skin patch test first, and consult your dermatologist before hand.

    On May 05, 2017

  • Jamie says...

    Hello, I have recently been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis. I have found an article which states different essential oils for dermatitis and which ones work best for which symptoms. My symptoms are more of the inflammation. I have read that jojoba is a great anti-inflammatory. I was thinking of buying that as a carrier oil and using eucalyptus as the other oil. I have never done the carrier/oil things before as the only essential oil I have bought I used in cleaning products. I am trying to figure out which eucalyptus works best for anti-inflammatory (or if you have another oil that you would recommend over eucalyptus) and how to pair with a carrier oil. My inflammation is on my face.

    On May 05, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Stacy! We don’t recommend using essential oils internally without consulting with your doctor and a registered aromatherapist.

    On April 24, 2017

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