Eucalyptus Dives essential oil is also known as broad-leafed peppermint. Softer in aroma than other varieties with minty undertones and a gentler action. Excellent for respiratory problems, aches, pains and nervous exhaustion.
Eucalyptus Dives var. Type essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Eucalyptus dives tree (also known as broad-leafed peppermint, blue peppermint and menthol-scented gum). The tree is native to south-east Australia and Tasmania but is also grown commercially in South Africa. Eucalyptus Dives essential oil is clear to pale yellow in colour and has a fresh, camphoraceous aroma with lovely woody, peppermint undertones. Many people prefer this oil’s aroma as it is softer, more earthy and less penetrating than other varieties of Eucalyptus oil. It also contains less 1,8 cineole / Eucalyptol (1-2%) than the other oils, making it more suitable for topical application. Although gentler in aroma and action, Eucalyptus Dives possesses the same therapeutic benefits as other Eucalyptus oils. It is thought to have the following properties: analgesic, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, parasiticide, prophylactic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary. The oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy for fighting infection and relieving respiratory problems, aches, pains and nervous exhaustion. Please note there are two types of Eucalyptus Dives. We sell E. dives var. Type which is rich in piperitone. The other variety is E. dives var. C. which is rich in cineole.
Species: Eucalyptus dives var. Type
Plant family: Myrtaceae
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Safety Note: Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitising when diluted appropriately. Avoid in pregnancy and with children under 3.
Skin: Eucalyptus Dives can be helpful for minor wounds, cuts, sores, ulcers, insect bites, blemishes and acne-prone skin. It can also be useful as an insect repellent and for treating head lice and other parasitic skin infections.
Mind: The oil’s stimulating, uplifting, revitalising action is useful for relieving nervous exhaustion and mental fatigue. It can help to dispel apathy, increase clarity of thought and aid concentration. It can also be helpful for headaches and migraines.
Body: Eucalyptus Dives is most commonly used for respiratory infections such as coughs, colds, catarrh, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis and throat infections. As well as fighting the infection it helps reduce inflammation and congestion to promote easier breathing – which makes it useful for other respiratory issues such as allergies and asthma. The oil is soothing for aches and pains, including sprains, strains, cramps, period pain, arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia and sciatica. It can also help to reduce fever, re-energise tired, overworked bodies and ward off other infectious illnesses such as chickenpox and measles.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Spruce, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Ho Leaf, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrtle, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme.
Allergens Listing: Limonene 1%, Linalool 1%