Eucalyptus essential oil Botanical Name: Eucalyptus radiata Origin: South Africa Part Used: Leaves Process: Steam distilled Plant Description: Native to Australia and Tasmania; naturalized in many parts of the world. There are over 700 species of Eucalyptus, most are native to Australia. Eucalyptus radiata is a medium tall tree growing 100-150 feet in height with cream colored flowers appearing in the summer. The leaves are long, thin, and tapered. Commercially, the trees are topped beginning when they are 3-4 years old; this is repeated for 7-8 more years to force well-developed lateral branching and large trunks. Leaves are harvested two or more times each year by cutting off branches; the leaves and twigs are harvested from the branches at the distillery. Oil Description: Colorless mobile liquid (turning light yellow with age). Eucalyptus radiata has a slightly harsh camphoraceous aroma with a woody undertone. Historical/Traditional Uses: Eucalyptus was traditionally used in households across Australia as a remedy for respiratory illnesses. Because of their cooling effect, the Aborigines burned the leaves of E. radiata as a fumigant to relieve fevers. In 1854, E. radiata was the first eucalyptus species to be used commercially for its oil by Joseph Bosisto, a Melbourne pharmacist. Eucalyptus trees were first brought to California by Australians arriving during the gold-rush of the 1850s with the hope that the fast-growing trees would provide a renewable resource for timber. Applications (Uses and Indications): In aromatherapy, E. radiata is useful in treating insect bites and stings, burns blisters, herpes, poor circulation, muscular aches and pains, the entire respiratory system, cystitis, ’flu, headaches, fevers, and with tea tree to help heal athlete’s foot. In perfumery, E. radiata blends well with cedarwood, coriander, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, melissa, pine, rosemary, and thyme. This product is Certified Organic and is sold in a 15mL or 30mL amber bottle. We are currently offering the option to Buy 3 essential oils and get 1 FREE! Buy any three bottles of our essential oils (mix and match any size/scent on any of our listings), and we will give you an equal sized bottle of your choice, absolutely FREE as a thank you for shopping with Modern Gaia. To request the oil of your choice, simply send us a message via our messaging system. If you do not make a valid choice at time of purchase, we will choose one for you. Free Essential Oil must be At or Below the AVERAGE PRICE of Combined Purchased Essential Oils. All our essential oils come in a dark amber glass bottle. In order to bring you the purest, highest quality oils, we only carry therapeutic grade oils, we do not carry cosmetic grade. We normally ship your order within 24 hours (by the next business day) of receiving payment. We take care in getting your order to you as soon as possible!