100% pure Narrow Leaf Eucalyptus essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of Eucalyptus radiata trees, Certified Organically grown in South Africa. Eucalyptus radiata may be the Eucalyptus with the most broadly therapeutic action and a nice, bright aroma. One of the most important factors in the cineol-rich essential oils is that the stock be very fresh, and we take special care to ensure this quality for you. Our Narrow Leaf Eucalyptus Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
A relatively smaller variety of this evergreen species, the 'narrow leaf peppermint' Eucalyptus is native to Southwestern Australia and only reaches a maximum height of 50 meters.
ABOUT THE OIL
This oil is light weight, clear, and slightly blue-tinted. It is steam-distilled from the leaves of Certified Organically cultivated South African trees. While Eucalyptus generally originated in Australia, there was a great effort to transplant many of the varieties (Blue Gum, Dives, Citradora, etc...) to South Africa in the 1980's. The trees did spectacularly well and their essential oil is of the highest quality.
This oil is cooling with bright citrus-like top notes, a camphoraceous middle note and slightly sweet, cedar-like undertones. It blends well with Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine Cedarwood and Lemon.
A common household remedy in Australia, the primary use of Eucalyptus essential oil is to support respiration by clearing any blockages or congestion. The oil and leaves of Eucalyptus are a traditional folk remedy in Australia: the leaves being smoked like tobacco to improve asthmatic conditions. It is also an effective insect repellent. It has also been used to fight infectious conditions accompanied by fever, including cholera, malaria, and typhoid.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
A recent study revealed the stimulating effect Eucalyptus oil has on the immune system. The oil worked to enhance the actions of white blood cells. This demonstrated one of the unique ways essential oils support human health - not through direct action as an antibacterial or antiviral (though this oil does demonstrate these effects) - rather it dramatically stimulated the phagocytic response of macrophage cells, meaning it enhanced their activity of attacking and destroying foreign pathogens in the bloodstream.
Opens the bronchial area and encourages oxygen uptake; may be beneficial for asthma
Aids in expelling mucus, and may be a supportive remedy for coughs, colds and all bronchial conditions
Muscles & Joints
Helps relieve sore joints
Quells pain from rheumatism, and arthritis pain
Soothes sore muscles and minor sprains
Application and Use
Externally non-toxic and when in water dilution Eucalyptus oil is a non-sensitizing non-irritant. NOT FOR INTERNAL USE; ingestion of as little as 3.1oz has been reported fatal. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.