Each month I like to pass on the essential oil monograph for the oil we’re discussing. Each monograph lists the lists the various aspects and properties of the oil. If you collect these each month you’ll end up with a comprehensive guide to the common essential oils.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus radiata
Plant Part: Woods and Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Eucalyptus Radiata is commonly known as “narrow-leaved Peppermint”. The young trees have oval bluish-green leaves while the mature trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a smooth, pale grey bark.
Color: Clear to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil is fantastic on skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. It contains a high percentage of cineol, also known as eucalyptol, popularly used to relieve colds and congestion.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon.
For more information, recipes and uses go to: Eucalyptus Australiana Essential Oil – Uses, Recipes & More
This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully.
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