21 November 2008

The 'Narrow Leaf' or Radiata Eucalyptus Oil variety's wonderful aroma and low price help make it the number one Eucalyptus Oil variety, and may be highly effective in treating coughing, sniffles, and a horse or scratchy throat for some people. It is also excellent for cooling the body; add 5 or so drops per ounce of water in a spray bottle and enjoy the mist on a hot day.

This therapeutic grade Eucalyptus oil is also known as gray Eucalyptus or gray peppermint Eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil's aroma tends to dominate when blended with other essential oils; if you are looking for a balanced scent, go slowly with the amount of eucalyptus you add. Eucalyptus will blend well with other tree oils such as Pine, Spruce or Black Spruce which may enhance it's expectorant effect, and present a lovely aroma.

Botanical Name
Eucalyptus radiata

Color
Clear

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Cooling, Slightly camphorous, fresh

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
Steam Distilled

Constituents and Chemical Composition
1,8-coneole

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis
  • Eucalyptus essential oil has traditionally used as an antibacterial, expectorant, mucolytic
  • Eucalyptus essential oil can offer support in conditions of Bronchial infections, joint and muscle soreness
  • The leaves of the tree being smoked like tobacco to improve asthmatic conditions
  • Eucalyptus essential oil is even effective as an insect repellent
  • It is antiseptic, expectorant and antispasmodic
  • Eucalyptus oil is also noted in the aromatherapy literature as having anti-viral properties, in addition to it's action as an anti-microbial
  • When combined with Bergamot Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Oil has been claimed effective on herpes simplex outbreaks
Precaution
  • Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using this oil
  • Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician
  • Do not take internally
Blend With
Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Melissa, Sandalwood and Thyme

Recipe

For relief sinusitis and dry up phlegm :
  • Add a few drops to a steaming bowl of water
  • The heat from the water will vaporize the essential oil, and you can inhale the moist, aromatic air to support your breathing
Eucalyptus and Pine oils added to a spray bottle of water can be used to disinfect room air - a cold-air nebulizer or adding the oil to a humidifier can do the same.

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