Eucalyptus Dives Essential Oil

Latin name Eucalyptus dives var Type – Family species Myrtaceae

Eucalyptus Dives is also referred to as Broad-Leaf Peppermint, Blue Peppermint, Methol-Scented Gum, and Broad-Leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus. The oil is reportedly used for the manufacture of synthetic thymol and menthol. E.dives var Type is rich in piperitone. There is another type of Broadleaved Peppermint which is rich in cineole (var C).

Also see Eucalyptus Citriodora, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Eucalyptus Radiata.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Colorless (clear) to pale yellow
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Fresh, camphory, spicy, minty, with woody undertone

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Tree
Parts Used – Leaves / Twigs
Countries of Origin – Tasmania, Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, South Africa
Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Known Chemical Constituents

Piperitone, phellandrene, camphene, cymene, terpinene, thujene

General Applications and Uses

Used in aromatherapy and found in pharmaceutical and veterinary products. Also found in deodorants, disinfectants, and mouthwash.

Eucalyptus Dives blends well with


Precautions / Contraindications

Eucalyptus oil can be toxic if taken internally.
Should not be used around children under 12 years of age.
Reportedly not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

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