Eucalyptus Dives Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Dives Essential Oil Latin name: Eucalyptus Dives
Synonyms: Broad leafed peppermint, blue peppermint, menthol-scented gum
Plant family: Myrtaceae
Extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves and gum
Origin: Native to Tasmania and Australia, also produced in South Africa
Plant characteristics: A robust, medium sized eucalyptus tree, with a short trunk, spreading branches and fibrous grey bark. The young leaves are blue and heart shaped, the mature leaves are aromatic, thick and tapering at both ends.
Eucalyptus Dives Essential Oil characteristics: A colourless or pale yellow mobile liquid with a fresh, camphorous, spicy-minty odour.
Traditional use: The aborigines used the burning leaves in the form of a fumigation for the relief of fever.
Eucalyptus Dives Essential Oil blends well with: Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon and Geranium essential oils.
Cautions and comments: Non-toxic, non-irritant (in dilution), non-sensitising. Eucalyptus oil is toxic if taken internally.
Main chemical constituents: Piperitone (40-50%) Phellandrene (20-30%) camphene, cymene, terpinene and thujone.
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.