Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
Latin name Eucalyptus radiata – Family species Myrtaceae
The Eucalyptus Radiata tree is known as “River White Gum” and “White Top Peppermint”. Its oil is generally considered to be gentler than eucalyptus globulus essential oil. According to Shirley Price in Aromatherapy Workbook, eucalyptus radiata is “often used in France in aromatherapy”.
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Colorless (clear)
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Wood, camphory, faint pepperminty undertone
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Tree
Parts Used – Leaves, Twigs
Countries of Origin – Australia, Tasmania
Extraction Method – Steam distillation
Known Chemical Constituents
1,8-cineole (eucalyptol / cineol), alpha-terpineol, limonene, alpha-pinene
Eucalyptus Radiata Blends well with
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Precautions / Contraindications
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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