Organic Eucalyptus polybractea Essential Oil aka Eucalyptus Blue Mallee
With it’s refreshing, slightly sweet, camphoraceous aroma, our Organic Eucalyptus polybractea Essential Oil is one of the strongest Eucalyptus selections and has a very high percentage of 1,8 cineole (80% and higher). Herbal preparations of the plant have been used for centuries by the aboriginal peoples of Australia, where it is more commonly known today as “Blue Mallee”. This essential oil has been described by a few aromatherapists as having subtle effects that include the enhancement of psychic abilities but more commonly it’s described as supporting mental clarity and focus. We suggest using it in small amounts and avoiding use before bedtime because we find it to have a somewhat stimulating effect. Avoid using this essential oil on or near the face of anyone under ten years of age.
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.
Eucalyptus Blue Mallee oil is the strongest Eucalyptus essential oil due to the high eucalyptol content. This high eucalyptol makes the oil powerful but also means that it needs additional dilution before use. Blue Mallee Eucalyptus offers extreme antiseptic powers giving it the ability to clear respiratory issues. This type of eucalyptus is preferred in pharmaceutical preparations that are geared toward combating upper respiratory infections, stimulating the immune system, and relieving pain. For this type of application, it is often blended with complementary oils like Lemon, Peppermint, and Rosemary. Given its strength, Eucalyptus polybractea should not be use for children or pregnant or nursing women.
Eucalyptus polybractea is a multi-trunked, evergreen tree with blue-green leaves. It’s a member of the Myrtle family, is native to Australia, and is a fast grower that quickly reaches a height of about twenty feet. It’s small white flowers are hermaphroditic and are pollinated by bees. Flowers bloom in clusters between March and June. It’s widely grown in western Australia for essential oil production and for its ability to help desalinize marshy coastal areas.
HISTORICAL USES (For educational purposes only: not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions; not intended as claims for use of this product).
The leaves of Eucalyptus polybractea have played an important part in the traditional medicinal practices of the indigenous people of Australia, where they have been brewed into tea for use in cases of cold and other respiratory issues and either used as tea or rubbed into the skin for relief of body aches and insect bites.
Our Artisan Aromatics Eucalyptus Options:
We Offer 6 types of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, each with somewhat different use, properties and/or aroma:
- Eucalyptus Citriodora
- Eucalyptus Globulus
- Eucalyptus Globulus– Organic
- Eucalyptus Polybractea – Organic
- Eucalyptus Radiata
- Eucalyptus Smithii
Eucalyptus Blue Mallee (Eucalyptus polybractea) gets its name from the Australian Aborigines, as it has long been used by them as a medicine. Some aromatherapists believe that Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil can actually enhance psychic abilities.
SAFETY ISSUES: When used externally 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. Do not use on or near the faces of babies or children under 10 years of age
SAFETY ISSUES AND PRECAUTIONS
Do not use this essential oil internally. Do not use on or near the face of anyone under 10 years of age. We recommend using this essential oil in small amounts only ( 1 drop in a single application is our preference) and avoid use near bedtime.