Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Radiata Plant Part: Wood and leaves Extraction Method: Steam Origin: China
Description: The Eucalyptus tree is beautiful; it is a tall evergreen that can grow up to 90 metres high (270 feet). 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.
Common Uses: Eucalyptus essential oil is fantastic on skin ailments (Burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections), as well as to combat the effects of colds and the flu. There is also a history of Eucalyptus essential oil being applied to sore muscles and joints.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: pine, thyme, lavender, rosemary, marjoram, cedarwood and lemon.
Aromatic Scent: Eucalyptus has a very herbaceous scent. It also has soft wood undertones.
History: Eucalyptus essential oil has long been used in homes in Australia. In Spain, the timber of Eucalyptus was used in construction.
Cautions: Eucalyptus should be used in dilution, and avoided during pregnancy.