Latin Name: Eucalyptus radiata
Common Name: Eucalyptus Peppermint (aka Narrow-leaved peppermint)
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus radiata
Botany: A medium to tall tree that grows to 90 feet with persistent bark with semi-glossy green leaves. Native to Australia.
History: Eucalyptus radiata is a member of the Melaleucas and well known for its peppermint-scented leaves.
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation: Organically grown
Fragrance: Camphoraceous, strong with peppermint scent, fresh, fruity, herbaceous, earthy
Color of Oil: Clear
Note: Top-Middle Note
Blends well with: Benzoin, Cedarwood, Coriander, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Eucalyptus is cleansing, cooling, refreshing, and uplifting.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Eucalyptus is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antiseptic, and antiviral. It is especially good for herpes, burns, and infections. Eucalyptus is an immunity stimulant that benefits the respiratory tract and helps with flu, throat infections, coughs, sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma. It is a very good decongestant and expectorant. Eucalyptus is also helpful with diabetes, cystitis, cold sores, and chicken pox. It is a disinfectant and can be used as an insect repellant.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Eucalyptus is used for purifying.
Chemical Constituents: 1,8-cineole, alpha-pinene, alpha-terpineol, limonene
Common Adulterants: Other species of eucalyptus, alpha-terpineol (synthetic or bioidentical)
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Color Energy: Light Blue - Drying