Eucalyptus radiata is native to Australia. It can grow to a height of 170 ft. It has long, thin, fragrant leaves that have a leathery appearance. Koala bears are known to feed on the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.
The tree has white flowers and its fruit is contained in a capsule. It is known as a gum tree and its roots are capable of storing vast amounts of water in order to survive the dry seasons. The roots of the tree contain a chemical that kills nearby plants.
- It is a stimulant to the nervous system
- It is used as a disinfectant and an insect repellant.
- It can relieve sore muscles.
- Its vapor is used to relieve nasal congestion and open breathing passages
- It improves circulation.
- It has a cooling effect.
Eucalyptus oil is toxic if taken internally.
E-Scentially Yours uses eucalyptus essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from Australia (premium). The essential oil is obtained from leaves that are wild harvested.