Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil, Eucalyptus polybractea, is an exotic alternative to Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil for use with adults. Some aromatherapists claim that it has a stronger antiseptic action than other types of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. It is colorless to pale yellow with a sharp, fresh, medicinal aroma & blends well aromatically with lavender, lemon, and pine.
|Botanical Name||Origin||Cultivation||Method of Extraction||Source||Note||Blends Well With|
|Eucalyptus polybractea||Australia||Conventional||Steam Distillation||fresh leaves||Top||lavender, lemon, pine, rosemary, and thyme|
Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil (Eucalyptus polybractea)
Native to Australia, the Blue Mallee (Eucalyptus polybractea) is a much smaller relative of its eucalyptus cousins. This many-trunked tree has smooth bark and narrow gray-green leaves and it’s from the tree’s fresh leaves that our therapeutic quality Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil is obtained via steam distillation.
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Like Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil is high in the constituent 1,8 cineole and has many of the same properties. Blue Malle Essential Oil is, in fact, actually higher in 1,8 cineole than Eucalyptus globulus, leading some aromatherapists to conclude that it has stronger antiseptic properties. That said, it could also be more likely than Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil to cause breathing problems in children and we feel its use is best restricted to adults. Aromatherapists have used both types of Eucalyptus Essential Oil for easing respiratory system complaints and the discomfort of joint pain.
Our cultivated therapeutic quality Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil is colorless to pale yellow with a sharp, fresh, somewhat medicinal odor. Aromatically, this oil blends well with lavender, lemon, pine, rosemary, and thyme.
How to Use Blue Mallee Essential Oil with Adults
Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil has powerful effects and we do not recommend it for routine use with children. For use with adults, it’s good to be aware that it can have a strong drying effect and can be aggravating in conditions where the respiratory tissues already feel dry. Used in a bath (see below), it can also dry the skin, including the delicate tissues of the genital region and for this reason it may not be the best choice for those with dry skin or for women experiencing vaginal dryness.
Overall, we prefer the results we get when we use Eucalyptus Blue Mallee in small amounts. A single drop in a traditional steam inhalation is a good method of use. One or two drops on the pad of a fan diffuser is also good. For application to the skin, dilute one or two drops in 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil and rub onto the chest and throat or into sore muscles or joints. You could increase to 3 drops in these methods of use but even a single drop is often sufficient.
To use Eucalyptus Blue Mallee in a bath, add one to three drops to a tablespoon of vegetable oil, jojoba, or Castile Soap and stir gently into warm (not hot) bath water, being careful not to splash the essential oil-impregnated water into the eyes. If you’ve used vegetable or jojoba, be careful not to slip as the tub will be slick.
The use of essential oils with children under 16 years of age is a specialized topic – please consult an aromatherapy reference book or, better yet, a properly trained professional aromatherapist, before using essential oils with children (see www.naha.org for appropriate training standards for aromatherapists and for help in locating a professional aromatherapist). We do not recommend this type of Eucalyptus Essential Oil for use with children.