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INCI / LATIN / TYPE: Eucalyptus radiata oil
SHELF LIFE: 2 YEARS
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
PART OF PLANT: Steam distillation of the leaves
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Africa or Swaziland
INFORMATION AND USES: The Eucalyptus Radiata species is high in 1,8 cineol, also known as Eucalyptol. Eucalyptol is an oxide and a cyclic ether. Studies show that 1,8 cineol has good antiviral and antibacterial properties, with some studies using 1,8 cineol as a treatment for chest ailments. It is recommended that Eucalyptus radiata is inhaled to help open the bronchial tubes (airways). Mostly used for the treatment of chest ailments, the Eucalyptus radiata species is known as a more gentle Eucalyptus species because it has a lower concentration of Eucalyptol (around 60-70%). Research has shown that Eucalyptol is an effective treatment for acute bronchitis.
“The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days.”Juergen Fischerand Uwe Dethlefsen.
USAGE IDEAS: Eucalyptus Radiata can be diluted at around 5% into a carrier oil (for example Jojoba oil) and used topically. 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata may be dropped into hot water to vaporize or into a diffuser as an inhalant.
Eucalyptus oil blends well with Peppermint oil.
ODOR: Minty and fresh smell
STORAGE: Remember to store your Eucalyptus oil in a dark container to limit light exposure. Store the Eucalyptus oil at room temperature and always replace the lid to limit contact with air.
SAFETY DATA: Use with care for high blood pressure & avoid if you suffer from epilepsy. Excessive use may cause headaches. Do not ingest.
VOLUME: 10ml (approx. 0.33 fl. oz)