Eucalyptus Blue Mallee polybractea Organic Essential Oil*

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Eucalyptus Blue Mallee polybractea Organic Essential Oil*
Organic Essential Oil

Eucalyptus polybractea wood and leaves, steam distilled, from Australia.

*This oil is Certified Organically Grown.

Aroma: A fresh, camphorous aroma with a faint peppermint undertone.

History: The Kuri Peoples ("aborigines") use its leaves to clear air and ward off fever. In World War I the oil was used effectively as a medicine during a meningitis outbreak.

Colour: Colourless to yellow or brown

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. Milder decongestants such as lemon, basil, peppermint or niaouli are recommended for use with young children - TTF

Consistency: Thin

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Cautions: Eucalyptus should be used in dilution, and avoided by young children and during pregnancy. Toxic if taken internally, it is non-irritant and non-sensitizing on the skin. Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.

Eucalyptus oil differences

The Blue Mallee species has the highest antiseptic cineol content and therefore is one of the strongest antiseptics among the Eucalyptus. It can also be used to combat the effects of colds and flu. Has a fresh, camphorous aroma with a hint of peppermint.

Eucalyptus Radiata is commonly known as “narrow-leaved Peppermint” and contains a high percentage of cineol, also known as eucalyptol, popularly used to relieve colds and congestion. Eucalyptus Radiata is preferred over Eucalyptus Globulus because it is less harsh, more pleasant to inhale and less likely to irritate the skin. It can also be used on sore muscles and joints and also as an antiseptic. It has a crisp, clean, camphorous aroma with back notes of citrus/floral.

Photo thanks to John Moss (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons