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”.

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

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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