Eucalyptus smithii Essential Oil
Eucalyptus smithii comes from Eucalyptus trees native to Australia that are also grown in South Africa. It has similar therapeutic properties as other species of Eucalyptus.
- Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
- Other Common Names: Gully Gum
- Part of Plant Used: Wood/Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are numerous types of Eucalyptus available including E. Blue Leaf Mallee, E. Globulus, E. Radiata, Ironbark Eucalyptus, Lemon Eucalyptus, and Peppermint Eucalyptus.
- Chemistry: Eucalyptus smithii is high in oxides/ethers (1,8-cineole).
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular and joint aches and pains
- Nervous System: stimulates energy, but can also be calming and relaxing
- Respiratory: supports the respiratory system when it is stressed and symptomatic of illness
- Scent Profile: Mid to top note with an earthy camphoraceous aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Eucalyptus smithii can last up to 4 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Camphoraceous, Minty
- Blends well with: Basil, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Citronella, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Spearmint, and Tea Tree
- According to Tisserand & Young: Essential oils high in 1,8 cineole should not be applied to or near the faces of babies or children under 10 years old due to potential risk for CNS and respiratory issues.
Products Using Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil
- Coming soon
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.