Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

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There has been some controversy behind Eucalyptus Oils and the safety issues, so lets discuss!

Geologically the gum tree started in Tasmania and Australia and spread. The Aussies were the first to figure out that this plant was way more than just a fast growing tree, the aborigines would use it to bind up serious wounds, expediting the healing process.

This certain Eucalyptus Oil is Called Eucalyptus Radiata!! The reason a lot of people use this variety as their go to kid oil is because it has the lowest levels of eucalyptol in it (60-70%) Lower levels of eucalyptol mean lower levels of risk in terms of accidental overdose. What would accidental overdose look like with eucalyptus? You’d basically have to drink a 5 ML bottle OR use an INSANE amount diffused/applied topically. Anyhow, back to Eucalyptus Radiata. Something interesting about this variety is that it has a nice little chunk (around 30%) of terpenes called α- & β- Pinenes. α- & β- Pinenes are great for protecting the body. Since you guys are Eucalyptus pros, you know already that Eucalyptuol is wonderful support for the respiratory system. This is would definitely be a great multifaceted oil to have on hand for things like homemade hand sanitizer, cleaner or baby rub. I suggest if you’re making a nighttime rub for the littles to blend it with lavender, it will be really calming and help offset and stimulating action the eucalyptol might cause.

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