Similar but lighter in aroma to Eucalyptus globulus and has similar health-supporting properties to E. globulus. Because it is relatively gentle and non-irritating, it is the preferred choice for children. Suitable for topical use, diffusing, and even direct inhalation
Species: Eucalyptus radiata
Penetrating, camphor aroma.
A powerful expectorants, rub it on the bottom of your feet to stop a cough due to a cold or the flu.
Decongestant in respiratory infections, analgesic, cooling and stimulating. Comforting during the cold season as it thins mucous and acts as an expectorant.
Used for aches and pains due to its warming effects. Wonderful in a massage after exercise. Good for blocked sinuses and tight coughs. Also good for feverish aches and pains in flu.
Medical properties: Antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, anti-inflammatory.
Medical uses: Respiratory/sinus infections, viral infections, fights Herpes simplex when combined with Bergamot essential oil.
Application: Dilute 1 part EO with 1 part vegetable oil; and apply 2-4 drops on location, chakras/Vita Flex points, directly inhale, diffuse or put in humidifier.
Use with children under 12 months and asthmatics.
Eucalyptus radiata oil, Australia is also known as Eucalyptus Australiana and Black or Narrow Leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus. Although it shares a common cineole aroma with other eucalyptus oils, analytically it is unique. The primary difference is the presence of the constituent, piperitone, also a component of peppermint. Other than that the aroma is quiet similar to Eucalyptus globulus. However, because it has piperitone in common with peppermint this variety of Eucalyptus would likely prove useful in blends containing mints. For a soap maker this detail may well make the difference between an average soap and a great soap.