EUCALYPTUS SMITHII ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml. Violet glass bottle
Botanical name: Eucalyptus smithii
Source: Australia, South Africa
Distillation: Steam distilled from the leaves
Note: Also known as Gully Gum
The aroma of Eucalyptus smithii essential oil carries a strong, fresh eucalyptus note. It is tolerated well by children who may be overwhelmed by other eucalyptus species oils. It does not have a tendency to burn the eyes when diffused, unlike some of the stronger oils.
Eucalyptus smithii has a stimulating effect on the mind and body. It relieves depression and anxiety when inhaled or applied topically. When inhaled, it also has a stimulating effect on white blood cells, causing them to increase action to remove toxic infections from the blood stream.
Eucalyptus smithii essential oil is known to adapt to biorhythms. It can have a simulating effect in the morning and a sedating effect at night. Energetically, it has a direct effect on the heart, lung, and pericardium meridians, promoting balance and energy.
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage only, inhalation, suppository
External--topical, skin application, massage, bath, wounds, energy centers and meridian points
Top note: Herbaceous, leafy, minty, green notes
Heart note: Leafy, green, spicy
Base note: Leafy, herbaceous, spicy
Classification: Top note
It is often used in diffusion blends for purifying the environment. It can be used in natural perfumery, to create herbaceous notes, spice notes, forest notes, and colognes. Eucalyptus smithii essential oil blends well with anise, star anise, basil, sweet fennel, bitter orange, palmarosa, ravensare, and sage.
• Analgesic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-catarrh • Anti-fungal • Anti-infectious • Anti-neuralgic: sciatica, arthritic pain • Anti-septic • Anti-viral • Bronchodilator • Decongestant • Disinfectant • Expectorant • Mucolytic • Tonic: immune & respiratory systems • Vulnerary
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Eucalyptus smithii essential oil is considered the most mild of eucalyptus oils. It has a gentle effect when used topically on the skin, making this a good choice for application to skin rashes, acne, and break outs.
It can help stimulate a quick recovery from colds and infections, and can boost the immune system when traveling on airplanes, or otherwise exposed to contagious diseases.
Eucalyptus smithii is a muscle relaxant and makes a wonderful massage oil for muscles and joints. It has mild pain relieving properties, and stimulates circulation, and the removal of toxicity and lactic acid build-up in muscles.
It also opens breathing passages and clears nasal congestion and sinuses. For this purpose, it can be inhaled, or compressed with a hot washcloth over sinuses, throat, and chest. See this link for instructions on how to apply a compress.
On a personal note, I know of Massage Therapists who find that even placing one drop of Eucalyptus smithii on the head cradle will bring their client's into a state of relaxation.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Avoid use with small children and infants.
- Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
- Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
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