About: Eucalyptus polybractea/ blue mallee is one of the many perennial Eucalyptus trees that are used for essential oils. The polybractea species has a refreshing and camphoraceous aroma and also has the highest active constituent of cineole.
- Latin Binomial; Eucalyptus polybractea
- Country of Origin; Australia
- Traditional Uses; Burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, skin infections, wounds, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, throat infections, cystitis, leucorrhoea, chickenpox, colds, epidemics, flu, measles, debility, headaches, neuralgia
- Method of Production; steam distillation of woods and leaves
- Note; top
- Safety; can be highly toxic if ingested in milliliter quantities; low need for dilution prior to topical application; recommend Eucalyptus radiata for children.
How to Use:
Diffusing: Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Topical Use, Bathing & Massage: Add 2-5 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and place in warm bath water or massage into skin.
Facial Steam: Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. For best results, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap steam.