Which Eucalyptus should I choose?
Eucalyptus Globulus is the most commonly used Eucalyptus and has the strongest aroma. Eucalyptus Blue Mallee has a milder aroma and is very good when used in emotional release and energy work. It also seems to penetrate more deeply into the lungs and bronchial tubes. Eucalyptus Peppermint has less eucalyptol but more menthol than the other eucalyptus varieties. This makes it more calming and slightly less caustic on the skin. Eucalyptus Radiata is gentler and softer than globulus and is preferred by many for use in meditation and energy work. Eucalyptus Blue Gum is authentic Eucalyptus Globulus which means that it is the first distillation and has not been rectified. Most Eucalyptus oils are rectified (redistilled and mixed with other distillations) to get a cineole content of 80% or more. The first distillation of an oil is usually more therapeutic, but also more expensive. Eucalyptus Blue Gum has a softer, more complex aroma and is considered to be the most therapeutic of the Eucalyptus oils. The physical and emotional aspects of Lemon Eucalyptus oil are much the same as other varieties. The high citronellal content of this oil gives it an intense lemon scent. Eucalyptus Strawberry Gum has sweet, fruity undertones and is milder than the other eucalyptus varieties.
Eucalyptus Peppermint Essential Oil
|Ingredient In:||LeAmbition, LeAway|
|Available In:||Essential Oil|
|Botanical Name:||Eucalyptus dives|
|Country of Origin:||Australia|
|Extraction Method:||steam distilled|
|Aroma:||This essential oil combines the aromas of eucalyptus and peppermint, just as the name implies. As it dries or hangs in the air, it develops a balsamic, woody undertone that is centering and calming.|
|Cautions:||All eucalyptus varieties can be caustic to the skin if used undiluted.|