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.
Blue Mallee oil is the strongest Eucalyptus essential oil having extremely high eucalyptol content thus making the oil powerfully therapeutic but also most in need of extra dilution before use. Blue Mallee Eucalyptus offers great antiseptic prowers and the ability to clear respiratory issues and so is preferred in pharmaceutical preparations geared toward combating upper respiratory infections, stimulating the immune system, and relieving pain, particularly when blended with complementary oils like Lemon, Peppermint, and Rosemary. Given its strength, Blue Mallee is NOT recommended for children or pregnant or nursing women.
Note: All information on this page, above and below, is provided for educational interest only. Nothing here is intended to make claims for our product “Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil”. Your experiences with an essential oil may differ from any one else’s experiences. No information provided here is intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any physical or mental illness. Please pay attention to the safety information provided below in order to insure that your experiences with this product are good ones.
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 it’s use is best restricted to adults. Aromatherapists have used both types of Eucalyptus Essential Oil for easing respiratory system complaints and the discomfort of arthritis.
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 under16 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
Our Artisan Aromatics Eucalyptus Options:
We Offer 7 types of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, each with somewhat different use, properties and/or aroma:
- Eucalyptus Blue Mallee
- Eucalyptus citriodora
- Eucalyptus globulus
- Eucalyptus globulus – Organic
- Eucalyptus polybractea – Organic
- Eucalyptus radiata
- Eucalyptus smithii
SAFETY ISSUES: When used externally in small amounts and in correct dilution, Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil is generally non-toxic and non-irritant for adults. Do not use this essential oil internally. We do not recommend use on persons under 15 years of age due to the very high percentage of 1,8 cineole that comprises this essential oil.
Before using, please review the Essential Oil safety considerations provided via the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. Its is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant. All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children
Essential Oil Safety Considerations