Eucalyptus (Smithii) Essential Oil
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- Country of Origin:
- South Africa
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- Latin Name:
- Eucalyptus smithii
About the Oil: Although Eucalyptus Smithii essential oil is considered the "mildest" of all the Eucalyptus oils (due to its ease of use on the skin), it is therapeutically potent, with a wonderful bright fresh scent.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
Eucalyptus smithii essential oil, also known as Gully Gum, is from a tree with long, narrow and yellowish leaves. Originally Australian, many Eucalyptus varieties were transplanted to South Africa around 1980, where they're truly thriving. This species is named after H.G. Smith, Australia's foremost pioneer of eucalyptus oil.
ABOUT THE OIL
Like most eucalyptus oils, Eucalyptus smithii is stimulating in aroma, and used for similar applications: breathing support, muscle and joint massage formulas and insect repellent. Eucalyptus smithii oil is considered the most mild of all varieties because for many people it is well tolerated when applied topically. It may also be the best choice when diffused for bronchial and sinus ailments for children, and others whom may be sensitive to strong aromatics.
The oil has a woody, camphorous aroma, as do other Eucalyptus species, with a wonderful "fresh" aspect to it as well. It's scent is much appreciated by our staff. It is thought that because of its mild nature it can be used continually for long periods.
- neutralizes microbes
- repels insects
- 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
- Eucalyptus citradora essential oil can be used in a diffuser as a room insect repellant.
- 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.
- See our blog post on creating your own insect repellent formula.
This top note oil is camphoraceous, fresh and woody.
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.