There are over 700 different species of Eucalyptus, with about 500 of which are able to produce an essential oil. Some reports state that only fifteen species occur outside Australia, with just nine of these not occurring in Australia. Though with only a few that produce essential oils - these oils are universally well known for their medicinal or perfumery applications. Of each Eucalypt, the quantity and quality of essential oil produced varies greatly, due to a different chemical fingerprint with variations in the constituents within the oil. This and most Eucalyptus oil contains cineole which is a common constituent for the medicinal, therapeutic or pharmaceutical application.
A small tree commercially grown and harvested for the essential oil. This is the most common species of Eucalyptus used in commercial oil production in Australia, the harvested leaves and terminal branches are steam distilled to produce the essential oil.
Premium cineole type, highest natural cineole levels of any single distilled Eucalypt. First described in 1900, this Mallee tree has leaves with a blue appearance when viewed en-masse. A small bushy tree of about 5 to 10 metres, is commercially grown and harvested for the essential oil. This is the most common species of Eucalyptus used in commercial oil production in Australia
One of the most commonly used Eucalyptus in liniments and pharmaceutical applications. One of the best natural air cleaners. With a long standing history of use in the skin care of minor burns, blisters, cuts, skin infections and wounds, would also aid in repelling insects. Eases muscle and joint aches and pains, poor circulation, and rheumatoid arthritis. Clearing common respiratory complaints, eases headaches, as well as boosting the immune system.
Safety Precautions : Flammable.
Blends well with : Aniseed, Cedarwood, Fragonia, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Marjoram, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree and Thyme.
FACT : Having a long traditional history, and a common household remedy in most Australian households. Recognised for its ability to be used multiple times in a day, by aiding personal everyday wear and tear, home deodorising and disinfecting, freshening laundry to removing stubborn stickiness. Encouraged in pharmaceutical and major food flavourings, even soap fragrance, detergents and toiletries.