A pale yellow, volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the fresh leaves and stems of the Eucalyptus Radiata tree.
Eucalyptus radiata Leaf Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil are:
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A very good analgesic so can be used in after sports balms and gels to ease muscular aches and pains.
Use in after sun products to ease the skin reddening and possible sunburn.
It has deodorant qualities and is also an insect repellant so use in deodorant or outdoor creams, gels and lotions.
A good, warming oil so it is lovely to use in a gardener's hand cream or foot cream for people with cold feet.
Helps to reduce inflammation and speeds the healing of wounds. Use in creams and lotions for acne prone skin or serums and gels for congested skin.
It is the best of the several types of eucalyptus as an insect repellent for holiday shampoos.
Is also an antiseptic so may help with insect bites on the scalp.
Use in a nebuliser or oil burner to ease tight breathing at night as it is an antispasmodic.
Good for clearing the sinuses as well.
Soothing and calming for the whole body yet leaves the mind refreshed so ideal in a massage oil blend.
Combine with Fragonia or Plai for massage or after sport products to relax aching joints and muscles.
Use with Lavender directly after applying to burns.
Mix with Frankincense to help relax shallow breathing.
Add to FCF Bergamot to soothe cold sores.
Do not use on open wounds and never use internally even as a mouthwash.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists as a powerful lung oil to assist with all types of catarrh and coughs as well as asthma and bronchitis. It can be inhaled directly to ease chest congestion and shift mucous. It does not trigger the cough reflex like Eucalyptus Globulus sometimes can. Choose radiata over globulus when the chest infection appears to be higher in the chest.
A very gentle way to clear blocked sinuses.
A good immuno stimulant, beneficial to people who are run down or prone to frequent infections.
It is softer and more suited to use with children and the elderly. This can also include everyone else who wants a more gentle approach than Eucalyptus Globulus gives.
Used in balms for rheumatism and in gels for muscular aches and pains.
During the wars, it was used to assist with post viral weakness when there was slow recovery.
During the last two World Wars, it was burned in sick rooms to help TB patients to breathe better as well as to cleanse the air. In the trenches, it was used to keep malarial fever at bay.
The leaves have always been used by the indigenous Aborigines as wound dressings.