Digging Deeper: Eucalyptus Radiata

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Who’s ready to dig deeper into Eucalyptus Radiata?

First, the basics and the obligatory disclaimer.

I am not a doctor. None of the statements included in this post have been approved by the FDA or any other cool acronym known agency. It is Young Living’s official stance that they and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any specific disease or illness. Young Living Independent Distributor #14632733

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Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for a fun DIY recipe.

Eucalyptus leaf oil
(Eucalyptus radiata)

Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil is often used in massage to ease muscles. Its distinctly fresh aroma is sharp and clean, sparking a sense of refreshment and renewal.

Most Young Living Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil comes from Australia and South Africa.

There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus in the world—Eucalyptus Radiata, sometimes known as narrow-leaved peppermint—is only one of them. The Eucalyptus radiata tree comes from Australia, where eucalyptus makes up more than 75 percent of the continent’s vegetation. Eucalyptus Radiata oil contains the naturally occurring constituent eucalyptol, which provides much of its signature scent.

From the bottle: Fresh, subtle, woodsy aroma


TopicalAromaticKey Constituents
It can be used topically on the chest or back in the evening for a soothing yet invigorating aromatic experience.Refreshing, clean aroma

Energizing scent

Creates a stimulating and rejuvenating environment






This eucalyptus species has been treasured in folk medicine. A 2011 study conducted at Heidelberg University found the Eucalyptus radiata has the second highest abundance of 1,8 cineole (Eucalyptol) after E. globulus.

Medical Properties: Antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, anti-inflammatory

Uses: Respiratory/sinus infections, viral infections, fights herpes simplex when combined with bergamot

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 30+ drops of your favorite aromatic essential oil

Click on the picture for the full recipe.

Thank you for joining me in digging deeper into Eucalyptus Radiata.

On a personal note, we use this oil by rubbing it on chests (or backs for a less intense experience) when we’re all snuffly. Give it a shot next time you’re in need of some extra nasal support.

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