Eucalyptus (Dives), Organic Essential Oil
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- Country of Origin:
- South Africa
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- Latin Name:
- Eucalyptus dives
About the Oil: Also known as "Broadleaf Peppermint" Eucalyptus dives has a lower cineole content than other Eucalyptus varieties, making it an excellent choice for topical application. It has a lovely "woody" tone, unique to its variety, with a light peppermint note.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
Eucalyptus dives is a small tree with a large crow which prefers open conditions and grows in south-eastern Australia. The oil is produced on a large scale in Australia and South Africa.
ABOUT THE OIL
Eucalyptus Dives essential oil, one of the many commonly used eucalyptus varieties in aromatherapy, shares many common characteristics with the other oils. However, the lower cineole content makes it is a favorite for topical use. Otherwise, many Eucalyptus oils are interchangeable and depend on personal preference of aroma.
This aroma is refreshing and uplifting – an excellent choice for inclusion in massage formulas and diffusion for support of breathing conditions. Some folks may prefer its softer "woody" aroma to other Eucalyptus oils, having less "eye opening brightness” being instead soft and earthy. This variety is often chosen solely for it's aroma, and because it can be used in a higher concentration on the skin. The MOST "gentle" yet still quite effective is Eucalyptus smithii, noted for longer term use with children, elderly, or other sensitive individuals.
- neutralizes microbes
- repels insects
- neutralizes airborne microbes
- quells coughs
- aids in the expulsion of mucous
- stimulates the bronchi
- relaxes cramping
- Eucalyptus is classified as a tonic of the lung Qi and is used to enhance the breathing function, promoting the uptake of oxygen by the red blood cells.
- Eucalyptus may be used at a subtle level to cleanse any place where there has been conflict or where negative energies are felt. It is also described as a fragrance of newness and renewal.
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, humidifier, steam inhalation
- It is also used for bronchial conditions in the way that other eucalyptus oils are – it helps fight infection and is antimicrobial. For best effect, it should be blended with an oil containing a higher amount of cineole, such as Eucalyptus Radiata or Blue Gum, – blending with these oils may enhance the anti-inflammatory action for reducing joint and muscle soreness.
- massage, compress, bath, liniment, skincare
- Create a diluted spray (see the article link) for use on your body.
This top note is camphoraceous and fresh.
Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Do not take internally.