Our special Eucalyptus Kochii Essential Oil grown and processed entirely in Western Australia. This species of Australian mallee was formerly known as Eucalyptus plenissima or Eucalyptus horistes and has recently undergone a name change to Eucalyptus kochii, (read its story).
Eucalyptus Kochii Essential Oil is processed from a mallee which grows in the hot/dry climate of the north/western and central West Australian wheatbelt.
Mallees were pronounced as perfect tree crops grown on farms to address salinity, provide shelter for crops and stock, wind belts as well as sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. Much research has gone into the mallee family with different species planted across the farming regions of Western Australia.
E. kochii oil has been steam distilled from the leaves in Kalannie, providing jobs in the region from planting and harvesting to distillation and distribution. The distillation period for the oil is short, taking around 3 hours to flash off making the oil very cost effective.
Heritage Oils has been involved with the oil mallee industry for some years, supporting the development of crops into oil, realising that this specific species produces some of the highest cineole/eucalyptus content in any eucalyptus oil on the global market today, in some cases reaching 94%.
The West Australian E. kochii is perfect as a decongestant used as an inhalant, vaporised in a diffuser or in an Aromatherapy inhaler. As it is highly concentrated use only a few drops at a time and it will last you.
Using as a cleaner is a popular method leaving a nice clean aroma. In the washing or it can remove gum and adhesives.
This oil can be a tad strong for infants so we recommend it is used for children over 5 years old. Before that age we suggest you use Eucalyptus radiata, a milder eucalyptus which is better for younger bodies.
Eucalyptus essential oil is a poison so should never be ingested and keep well away from the reach of children.
Major plant chemical component is cineole / eucalyptol which can reach to up to 94%