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Eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus radiata

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AromaticTopical Internal (!)  Oral Children

Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus radiata)


Eucalyptus radiata is an essential oil native to Australia.  It has a fresh, crisp, aroma with soft woody undertones and hints of citrus and florals, and is slightly smoother than E. globulus.  Commonly used for respiratory complaints, including wheezing and asthma, eucalyptus radiata is an excellent choice for diffusing in your home or applying topically to the chest.  This product is favored especially for children over E. globulus.  This product is available in a 15 mL amber glass Euro bottle.

All Wellness Warrior essential oils are organic. 


Acne, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, burns, bacterial dysentery, cancer, catarrh, colds, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), coughing, diabetes, fever, flu, gallbladder problems, infection, joint pain such as rheumatism, liver problems, loosen coughs, loss of appetite, mental focus, osteoarthritis, poor circulation, poorly healing ulcers, pulmonary tuberculosis, respiratory tract infections such as whooping cough, ringworm, sinusitis (pain and inflammation of the respiratory tract, mucous membranes, and respiratory infections), upset stomach, and arming to the body, and wounds.


Analgesic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antifungal, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, and stimulant.


Aromatic – Add 3-4 drops of oil to distilled water and diffuse; inhale directly by cupping your hands around an open bottle and breath in deeply through your nose.  Eucalyptus' expectorant properties loosen coughs.  Its antiseptic properties are used to reduce fever and can be vaporized in water to achieve this result.

Topical – Directly apply 1-3 drops of oil to the area of concern or to reflex points (dilute using a carrier oil).  Eucalyptus oil should not be taken by mouth or applied to the skin in its full strength.  Diluted eucalyptus essential oil can be applied directly to the skin for pain and swelling of respiratory tract mucous membranes (rub on chest), genital herpes, joint pain and nasal stuffiness.  Eucalyptus is used as an insect repellent - some research shows that applying a specific spray containing a combination of eucalyptus and lemon extract to the skin lowers the number of tick bites by about 30% in people living in tick-infested areas.

Internal (!) – Eucalyptus radiata is safer than E. globulus, however, it is still cautioned that the internal use of this oil is only done under the direction of a qualified healthcare provider skilled in the proper internal use of essential oils.  If possible, avoid using all Eucalyptus varieties internally.  A tea of the Eucalyptus leaves is safer than using the oil internally.

Oral  In dentistry, eucalyptus essential oil is included in products used as sealers and solvents for root canal fillings.  Apply with a cotton applicator.

Children – Likely safe for children with proper dilution.   


For people with sensitive skin, Wellness Warrior suggests diluting essential oils with a vegetable-based carrier oil, such as raw coconut or jojoba oil.

Skin reactions: Eucalyptus oil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when applied directly to the skin without first being diluted. 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Eucalyptus HERB is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant and breastfeeding women when consumed in food amounts. But don’t use eucalyptus essential oil while pregnant or breastfeeding as there is not enough information known about safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding.



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