Eucalyptus radiata Essential Oil is steam distilled from the Eucalyptus radiata species, an Australian native tree which grows well in the cooler, wetter climates of eastern Australia and specifically well on the mid slopes of the Tasmanian highlands.
This species is often called the Narrow Leafed Peppermint due to the size and shape of its aromatic leaves which are the primary resource for the oil.
Eucalyptus radiata was the first eucalyptus that was commercialised for the production and sale of oil by Joseph Bosisto in 1854. Now sourced from either plantations or the wild.
Eucalyptus radiata can grow in many sites across Australia as long as the weather is mild. Research plantings on farms in the Margaret River area in Western Australia is ongoing, looking into their sustainable production in growth, processing and oil yield.
Eucalyptus radiata is one essential oil which goes primarily by its Latin name.
Eucalyptus radiata Essential Oil is popular in Aromatherapy as its more gentle eucalyptol note fares better with small children and the elderly as a decongestant than many of the stronger species in the Eucalyptus/myrtaceae families.
The fresh, clean aroma of Eucalyptus radiata works well in a vaporiser having milder eucalyptus/peppermint notes with a lower cineole content of around 65% which is more comfortable for animals than the stronger eucalyptus with higher volumes of cineole which can reach 95%.
Eucalyptus radiata blends well with other essential oils and can be a pleasant additive to a massage oil if considering an enlightenment and an uplifting experience in the process.
Ensure you add the oil to a carrier oil if you are using it topically and like all our eucalyptus oils, do not ingest. Store in a cool dry place out of the reach of children. Seek advice from a clinical Aromatherapist if pregnant.
Major plant chemical compound: cineole