About Eucalyptus Macarthurii Essential Oil
The richly rosy, floral variety of eucalyptus, Eucalyptus macarthurii, is a standout among specialty essential oils. Therapeutically complementary to its camphoraceous cousins and high in the aromatic compound geraniol, this rose-scented oil from South Africa is pleasingly sweet and soft, with a subtle, velvety bouquet.
Eucalyptus macarthurii is one of the best essential oils to keep on hand for diffusing year round. We think of eucalyptus first to assist with the challenges of winter, but the rosy fragrance of eucalyptus macarthurii in particular also works to revitalize the mind and inspire and energize an afternoon’s productivity.
Throughout time immemorial, it has been known that eucalyptus has an affinity for enhancing the breath, making it suitable for topical application as well as for direct inhalation for supporting the whole family during difficult winter months. Its powerful properties make eucalyptus oil a star support for direct inhalation or in diffuser therapy to protect against colds and flus.
Cleansing and penetrating, eucalyptus oil may be used topically, diffused, or used in inhalation therapy to support in clearing and energizing tired or overworked bodies. It may also be used topically or in a spritzer as an insect repellent. Eucalyptus is added to many household cleaners for good reason: just add a few drops to what you already have for a fresh boost in scent and cleaning efficiency.
Eucalyptus has a refreshing and stimulating action on the mind, helping to improve concentration. It is associated with the alleviation of grief and sorrow, as well as with opening the heart and intellect while equalizing the emotions. Adding eucalyptus to your diffuser blends will add a crispness that can balance too much sweetness from florals or citrus.
This therapeutic gem is cultivated organically and then distilled in South Africa for Floracopeia.
Which Eucalyptus Oil is Best for Me?
Floracopeia is proud to offer a large selection of the highest quality eucalyptus oils sourced from diverse locations and distillers. To assist you in making your choice about which species might be the best for you, we offer the following information.
As they all have very similar therapeutic functions, all of the eucalyptus oils may be used interchangeably. They may also be blended together. The primary difference between most of the eucalypti is in their olfactory characteristics:
Eucalyptus Dives Oil: Organically cultivated in South Africa, this variety is known as "Peppermint Eucalyptus" because of the cool and bright peppermint notes that complement a strong, menthol aroma.
Eucalyptus Globulus Oil: Organically harvested in India, Globulus is known as the "Blue Gum Tree" due to its blue-gray leaves. This is the most common of all the Eucalyptus varieties because of its high level of eucalyptal content, the therapeutic compound found in Eucalyptus. It has a classic, intensely camphoraceous menthol aroma.
Eucalyptus Macarthurii Oil: Organically cultivated in South Africa, this "Rose scented" eucalyptus is high in the aromatic compound geraniol, which gives it a rich and fruity, rosy/floral aroma. It has the same therapeutic benefits as the other varieties, with a unique aromatic quality.
Eucalyptus Radiata Oil: Organically cultivated in South Africa, this variety is also known as Narrow Leaf Eucalyptus. Its crisp, clean, and herbaceous true eucalyptus aroma is soft and sweet, with smooth camphor notes. Rich in cineoles, it is the most therapeutically versatile variety.
Lemon Scented Eucalyptus Oil: Organically harvested in India, Eucalyptus citriodara has the same therapeutic qualities as the other Eucalyptus species, but smells of fruity citronella and lemon.
Eucalyptus Oil Blend: A wonderful blend of five Eucalyptus species (globulus, radiata, smithii, dives, and citriadora), specially formulated for superior therapeutic qualities.
How To Use Eucalyptus Macarthurii Oil
Diffuse it in your home daily whenever the children are congested or you want to be sure to keep the air fresh and clean. Can be blended with other oils like peppermint and conifers to increase effectiveness.
Other Ways To Use Eucalyptus Macarthurii Oil
Eucalyptus oil can be applied topically (in at least 50-50 dilution), as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or used with a diffuser.
Other Ways To Use Eucalyptus Macarthurii Oil
Fresh Air: Add a few drops to water in to a spray bottle to reduce pet and other stale odors.
Comfortable body: Massage diluted eucalyptus oil (2% eucalyptus, 98% carrier oil) to promote feelings of comfort in the body and in the joints.
Clear and Uplift: Inhale (direct palm) or diffuse eucalyptus oil to lift the moods.
Insect RepellentDiffuse eucalyptus oil to disinfect and repel insects.
Eucalyptus Oil Recipes
Easy Breathing: Add 4 drops Eastern hemlock, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops peppermint and 4 drops chamomile to steaming water and inhale several times daily. Blend can also be added to 1/2 oz unscented balm and rubbed on chest as desired.
Household Cleansing spray: 12 drops pinon pine, 12 drops eucalyptus, 12 drops tea tree and 12 drops cajeput mixed in an 8 oz mist bottle.
Bug and Mosquito spray: 8 drops lemon bush, 8 drops African bluegrass, 8 drops eucalyptus, 8 drops catnip oil, 4 drops peppermint mixed with 4 oz. of distilled water in a spray bottle. Shake and spray to repel bugs and soothe bites.
Free Breath: 2 drops cedar, 4 drops frankincense, 4 drops juniper berry, 2 drops eucalyptus. Diffuse or use inhalation therapy, or mix several drops in 1 oz of carrier oil and apply topically to chest.
Aromatic Profile And Blending Of Eucalyptus Macarthurii Oil
Perfumery Note: Top
Odor: Soft, sweet, fruity-rosaceous bouquet with a mild balsamic-woody undertone
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: herbaceous oils such as thyme oil, rosemary oil and marjoram oil; tree oils such as pine oil, spruce oil and fir oil; florals like geranium oil and lavender oil; wood oils cedarwood oil and sandalwood oil; also melissa oil and lemon oil.
Safety Considerations For Eucalyptus Macarthurii Essential Oil
Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. People with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid eucalyptus oil. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches. Do not take eucalyptus essential oil internally. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus macarthurii
Composition: 100% Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Origin: South Africa
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Cultivation/Harvesting: Non-Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves, young twigs
Bottle Size: 15 ml (1/2 oz.)
Interesting Eucalyptus Macarthurii Essential Oil Information
There are over 900 different species of eucalyptus, of which at least 500 produce essential oils. Native to Tasmania and Australia where it is a traditional home remedy, the leaves of this tree are smoked to improve difficulties in breathing.
Approved as a food additive, the oil is used in the preparation of liniments, inhalants, cough syrups, toothpastes and as a pharmaceutical flavoring. It is also used in veterinary care and dentistry and as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents and toiletries. A variety of dyes are produced from different parts of the plant.
Africans use the finely powdered bark as an insect repelling dust, while people from around the world use it for anything from maintaining healthy gums to relieving joint discomfort. Australian aborigines traditionally used the leaves to treat wounds. Early Australian settlers named eucalyptus macarthurii the "fever tree" because of its efficacy in treating septic and typhoid fevers.