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Eucalyptus radiata Essential Oil


Eucalyptus radiata, also known as narrow-leafed peppermint gum, is said to be the most important source for Eucalyptus essential oil. Like other forms of eucalyptus, it is well known in aromatherapy for its effect on the respiratory system and for relieving aches and pains.

Name of Oil:  Eucalyptus radiata

Latin Binomial:  Eucalyptus radiata

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Australia, South Africa

Scent Profile:  Sweet, fruity, camphoraceous

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves, wood

Oil Characteristics:  Clear, thin, middle note, medium aroma

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Insect bites, muscular aches/pains, rheumatic pain, neuralgia, shingles, headaches, debility, colds, catarrh, rhinitis, flue, otitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, common cold, insect repellent, burns, blisters, cuts and wounds.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Enhances breathing, dispels melancholy, revives spirit, restores vitality and positivity.


Eucalyptus has been used medicinally since 1853 in Melbourne. By the1880s the eucalyptus oil industry was a strong business that was securely established. Was used frequently in World War 1 for controlling outbreaks of meningitis and influenza.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, 1,8 cineole, limonene, p-cymene

Safety & References


Avoid using with children; max dermal 20%

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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