Description: Eucalyptus essential oil is expectorant, antiviral.
Cultivation: Certified USDA organic
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus radiata
Fragrance: Typical eucalyptus fragrance
Part of Plant: Leaves and Twigs
Extraction process: Steam distillation
Suggested Use: Use in a diffuser or dilute in a vegetable or massage oil. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., says, "We agree with the Commission E maximum dose…up to 20% for dermal applications" (p. 273). This means that in 1 teaspoon (about 5 ml) of fractionated coconut oil, or an equivalent vegetable oil, one may mix up to 30 drops of Organic Eucalyptus radiata Essential Oil (p. 48. Reprinted by permission of author).
Application: Best known for its soothing and healing properties and ability to ease breathing.
Caution: " Hazards: Essential oils high in 1,8-cineole can cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. Contraindications: Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children under ten years of age" (EOS p. 273). According to Robert Tisserand, Eucalyptus can be applied topically at 0.5% dilution for children under 3 years of age, and at 1.0% for children 3-6 years of age. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark place. Blends well with: Myrtle, Ravintsara, Niaouli, Eucalyptus citriodora, Tea Tree
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