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).
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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