Eucalyptus (Dives), Organic Essential Oil
- Distillation Method:
- Country of Origin:
- South Africa
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- Latin Name:
- Eucalyptus dives
- Certified Organic
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 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, recommended for longer-term use with children, elderly, or other sensitive individuals.
THERAPEUTICS DESCRIBED BY AROMATHERAPY SPECIALISTS
From Salvatore Battaglia’s The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:
- Recommended for asthma, bronchitis, & coughs
- Soothes muscular aches & pains
From Julia Lawless’ The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils2:
- Combats infections
- Recommended for headaches & nervous exhaustion
- Soothes sprains and sports injuries
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.
2 Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being. Conari Press, 2013.
- 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 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.