Similar to Eucalyptus globulus, the radiata species also has a camphoraceous and stimulating aroma.It is most commonly used for respiratory issues (as are many oxides). Use in a steam inhalation, diffuser, or inhaler to prevent illness during the cold and flu season. Eucalyptus helps break down mucus while being cooling and cleansing for the respiratory system. It is also beneficial to rub (diluted) into sore muscles and it blends well with other essential oils.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus radiata
Plant Origin: South Africa
Botanical family: Myrtaceae
Plant Part: Leaves
Processed: Steam distilled, Organic
Chemical family: Oxides
Max Dermal Use: 20%
Safety Concerns: May cause Central Nervous System and Breathing issues in young children. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children under the age of 10.
Antimicrobial-helps the body strengthen its resistance to infective organisms
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs/infections (urinary, pulmonary)
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation, cooling
Bactericidal – destructive to bacteria
Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus production and swelling
Expectorant – removes excess mucus from respiratory system
Mucolytic – breaks down mucus (pulmonary)
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are not doctors or medical professionals.
We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.