Eucalyptus (Dives) essential oil
- Product Code: EO-E07
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £2.37
Eucalyptus Dives var. Type essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Eucalyptus dives tree (also known as broad-leafed peppermint, blue peppermint and menthol-scented gum). The tree is native to south-east Australia and Tasmania but is also grown commercially in South Africa.
Eucalyptus Dives essential oil is clear to pale yellow in colour and has a fresh, camphoraceous aroma with lovely woody, peppermint undertones. Many people prefer this oil’s aroma as it is softer, more earthy and less penetrating than other varieties of Eucalyptus oil. It also contains less 1,8 cineole / Eucalyptol (1-2%) than the other oils, making it more suitable for topical application.
Although gentler in aroma and action, Eucalyptus Dives possesses the same therapeutic benefits as other Eucalyptus oils. It is thought to have the following properties: analgesic, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, parasiticide, prophylactic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary.
The oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy for fighting infection and relieving respiratory problems, aches, pains and nervous exhaustion.
Please note there are two types of Eucalyptus Dives. We sell E. dives var. Type which is rich in piperitone. The other variety is E. dives var. C. which is rich in cineole.
- Species: Eucalyptus dives var. Type
- Plant family: Myrtaceae
- Origin: Australia
- Note: Top
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitising when diluted appropriately. Avoid in pregnancy and with children under 3.
Eucalyptus Dives can be helpful for minor wounds, cuts, sores, ulcers, insect bites, blemishes and acne-prone skin. It can also be useful as an insect repellent and for treating head lice and other parasitic skin infections.
The oil’s stimulating, uplifting, revitalising action is useful for relieving nervous exhaustion and mental fatigue. It can help to dispel apathy, increase clarity of thought and aid concentration. It can also be helpful for headaches and migraines.
Eucalyptus Dives is most commonly used for respiratory infections such as coughs, colds, catarrh, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis and throat infections. As well as fighting the infection it helps reduce inflammation and congestion to promote easier breathing – which makes it useful for other respiratory issues such as allergies and asthma. The oil is soothing for aches and pains, including sprains, strains, cramps, period pain, arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia and sciatica. It can also help to reduce fever, re-energise tired, overworked bodies and ward off other infectious illnesses such as chickenpox and measles.
|Blends well with:||Bergamot, Black Spruce, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Ho Leaf, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrtle, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme.|
Limonene 1%, Linalool 1%
Anti-viral and decongestant daytime diffuser blend
Diffuse 2-3 drops each of Eucalyptus Dives, Lemon and Tea Tree essential oils to fight off infection and relieve congestion.
Steam inhalation for coughs and colds
Add 3 drops Eucalyptus Dives, 2 drops Lavender and 1 drop White Camphor to a bowl of steaming hot water. Lean over the bowl, place a towel over the head and inhale deeply through the nose and mouth for at least 5 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Note: Inhalations should be used with caution if suffering with asthma or allergies. Inhale for only 30 seconds initially to test your reaction, then gradually increase if there are no adverse effects.
Decongestant inhaler / nasal stick
Add 2 drops each of Eucalyptus Dives, White Camphor, Lavender and 4 drops Tea Tree to an aromatherapy inhaler and sniff as and when required.
Easy breathing chest rub
Mix 30ml of base oil, cream, lotion or unscented massage wax with 4 drops each of Frankincense and Juniperberry and 2 drops each of Eucalyptus Dives and Cedarwood. Mix well and massage into the chest and upper back to help clear the airways. Use half the quantities of essential oil in 30ml of base for use on children. If you’re using our unscented massage wax, melt gently before adding the oils, then pop in the fridge to re-set.
Easy breathing night-time diffuser blend
Diffuse 2 drops each of Eucalyptus Dives, Cedarwood, Lavender and Sweet Orange to relax mind and body and promote clearer breathing. Suitable for use around children.
Allergy relief chest rub
Mix 5 drops each of Eucalyptus Dives, Ho Leaf and Myrtle with 30ml of base oil, cream, lotion or unscented massage wax. Massage into the chest to soothe inflammation, clear congestion and support easier breathing.
Aches & pain massage blends
Mix 30ml of base oil, cream, lotion or unscented massage wax with 6 drops Eucalyptus Dives, 5 Sweet Marjoram and 4 Black Pepper.
Or 30ml base with 6 drops Eucalyptus Dives, 6 Turmeric and 3 Plai
Cleansing & revitalising home fragrance
Mix 50ml of Lavender Hydrolat and 50ml of cooled, boiled water with 5 drops each of Eucalyptus Dives, Peppermint, Rosemary and 10 drops Lavender and use as a natural room spray.