Invigorating, revitalizing, and deeply refreshing. Eucalyptus livens the senses as you breathe in its crisp, herbal aroma. Use this essential oil to support a healthy respiratory system or enjoy it aromatically to freshen your home. Get recipes, tips, and uses for Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil.
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Steam distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree
Types of Eucalyptus
There are over 500 species of Eucalyptus trees that produce essential oils. The three most popular are Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Eucalyptus Blue. Each essential oil has a slightly different aroma, but can be used interchangeably.
History of Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus fossils found in South America and New Zealand suggest that the species is at least 52 million years old. Originating in Australia, its first documented medicinal use was in the 19th century when it was used as an antiseptic.
The seeds made their way to Europe and Eucalyptus was officially recognized in British Pharmacopoeia as a medicine. The plants were eventually brought to California during the Gold Rush. California has a similar climate to Australia, making these trees common in this part of the world.
- The name Eucalyptus is derived from the Ancient Greek words eu meaning ‘well’ and the word kaluptos meaning ‘covered’
- There are over 700 species of Eucalyptus spread throughout the world, but the plant is predominantly found in Australia
- Eucalyptus trees can grow up to 300 feet tall making them one of the tallest trees in the world
Aroma and Tips for Blending Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus Radiata has a crisp, clean aroma that is not overpowering. It is considered a top note when mixing with other essential oils. It blends well with most oils including lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, and tea tree.
Tips for Using Eucalyptus Radiata
- Eucalyptus is safe for aromatic and topical uses. It is not approved for internal use
- Use caution when using Eucalyptus around children. It is considered safe for children 2 and older at 0.5% dilution, and 1% dilution for children ages 3-6
- Use Eucalyptus to support a healthy respiratory system, ease stress, and purify your home
Suggested Uses for Eucalyptus
- Add this essential oil to lotion and massage into tired muscles
- Drop into the bottom of your shower for an invigorating breathing experience
- Mix up a room spray with Eucalyptus to combat stale odors
- Enjoy Eucalyptus Radiata in a diffuser to harmonize and bring a sense of peace to a room
- Dilute eucalyptus with a carrier oil to make an energizing roller blend
- Add to your shampoo or conditioner to improve hair health
- Apply a few drops of Eucalyptus to your neck and shoulders in times of stress
Recipes Featuring Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Shower Bomb – perfect for opening up the airways in the morning
- Energizing Roller Blends – roll on a boost of energy to beat the midday slump
- Immune Boosting Roller Blends – keep your immune system in tip-top shape in winter and beyond
- Shoe and Foot Deodorizing Powder – kick stinky shoes and feet to the curb with a freshening food powder
- Muscle Relief Massage Oil – ease tight and sore muscles with a massage oil blended with Eucalyptus
Diffuser Blends with Eucalyptus Radiata
- Purifying Diffuser Recipes – get rid of stale odors with these purifying diffuser blends featuring Eucalyptus
- Energizing Diffuser Blends – these energizing blends are perfect for those days when you need a deep breath and energy to move on
- Forest Fresh Diffuser Blends – these blends are refreshing and light and great for creating an environment of natural purification
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