Eucalyptus Radiata

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

  • cypress
  • geranium
  • german chamomile
  • ginger
  • grapefruit
  • lavender
  • lemon
  • peppermint
  • pine
  • roman chamomile
  • rosemary
  • thyme linalol

Recipes and Ideas

Massage Oil Blends with Essential Oils

Special Precautions*

Toxic if taken internally.
Should not be used around children under 12 years of age.
Reportedly not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See References and Resources page.

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