But eucalyptus variations include:
- Eucalyptus radiata (Narrow leaved peppermint eucalyptus) - used widely in aromatherapy
- Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon eucalytpus) - wonderful and very effective in bug repelling essential oil blends
- Eucalytpus dives (Peppermint eucalyptus) - a very interesting fresh, spicy-minty eucalyptus
Blends Well With:
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Safety:
Usage in Soap or Candles:
In candles, recommended use is between .3 and .7 ounce per pound of wax.
But as I said above, just straight eucalyptus essential oil is very overpowering. It works best in a blend of other essential oils, and even then, as a small percentage - 10-20%.
More About Eucalytpus Essential Oil:
If I had to sum up eucalyptus in one word, it would be clearing. With its decongestant uses in treating colds and respiratory troubles, it clears up your nose and lungs. In aromatherapy, it is used in "energizing" and "concentration" blends - helping you to think clearly. Its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities are known to help you to clear out germs and viruses.
Judith Fitzsimmons & Paula M. Bousquet, in their book Aromatherapy Through the Seasons, pick eucalyptus essential oil for January - the month of colds, sore throats, muscle strains and coughs...and admire its adaptability - that "it can be used to cool the body in the summer and warm it in the winter."
In soap, it is a wonderful "green" top note in fresh, crisp essential oil blends:
- eucalyptus, lavender, lemon and cedarwood
- eucalyptus, bergamot, lemongrass
- eucalytpus, pathcouli, tea tree, peppermint, lemon
- eucalypus, clove, rosemary