When learning about the many medicinal and healing properties of essential oils for the first time, Eucalyptus was likely part of the introduction. It is a powerful oil with an abundance of therapeutic properties and is a meaningful addition to any massage oil.
EG carries three Eucalyptus essential oils, the others being Eucalyptus-Globulus and Eucalyptus-Smithii. The primary difference of Radiata and other sub-species of eucalyptus is its especially cool, crisp, penetrating aroma. It is a common ingredient in chest rubs, natural inhalants and sport crèmes.
Native to Australia, Eucalyptus makes up more than 90 percent of the nation’s trees. The essential oil is extracted from the tree’s leaves through a steam distillation process. Today, radiata is the most prevalent species of eucalyptus grown in Australia and is known as "The King of Eucalyptus.” It blends well with other Australian oils and lemony scents.
Not sure which Eucalyptus is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus radiata
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Blends Well With: Coriander, and other spices
Aroma: Camphorous, medicinal, and slightly-sweet with refreshing green notes
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Avoid use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children.
Adult Max Dilution: 20%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
BATH SALTS: Combine: 1 drop of Eucalyptus (Radiata), 1 drop of Peppermint, 1 drop of Frankincense (Carterii) and 2 drops of Frankincense Serrata with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to running bath water for a relaxing soak following a hefty workout.
DIFFUSION: Add: 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) to a diffuser and run for 15-20 minutes.
OILY SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 4 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata), 1 drop of Carrot Seed, 4 drops of Frankincense (Frereana), 3 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian or French) and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Top off with witch hazel. Shake well to combine before applying to skin. Shelf life: 1 week
CLEANING SPRAY: To an 8 ounce spray bottle add: 26 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata), 40 drops of Lemon and 32 drops of Tea Tree, then fill with 3/4 distilled water and 1/4 grain alcohol. Shake well before using as a cleaning spray, to be sure the oils are dispersed in the water.
INSECT REPELLENT POTPOURRI: Place 2 cups of dried flowers or potpourri in a decorative bowl. Sprinkle: 10-15 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) over the dried flowers. Place in an area where you want to ward off flying insects.
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