Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species) - Sacred Soul Holistics

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (1,8-Cineole Species)

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  • About
  • Uses
  • Energetic & Personality
  • Chemical Composition
  • Why Sacred Soul
  • A Message From The Founders
  • Dilution
  • FAQs
  • Sources
  • Key Information

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The name eucalyptus stems from the Greek word eu (meaning well) kalipto (meaning covered) which was based on the shape of the flower as it grows.

Native to Australia, eucalyptus was first distilled in 1853, although the aborigines have been using eucalyptus leaves in a steam bath long before the distillation of eucalyptus essential oil.1

Today it's commonly used to make cough, cold and flu medicine as well as in soaps, mouthwashes and household and commercial cleaning products.

Eucalyptus oil is also a popular choice to use alone or in a blend, when you are feeling under the weather and suffering from colds, flu and sinus congestion.

Interesting fact: The hardest, most durable wood is produced by eucalypts and is known as ironbark.

Eucalyptus is part of the Myrtaceae family.2

 

Of all the Eucalyptus varieties, the 1,8-cineole rich species most commonly used for essential oil production are:

  • Eucalyptus globulus (Blue Gum) - 65-85% 1,8-cineole
    • One of the most studied Eucalyptus oils. It is usually rectified (re-distilled to remove/reduce constituents causing the unpleasant aroma) due to the unpleasant aroma from the crude (uninterrupted complete distillation) oil.
    • The rectified oil has a fresh, medicinal aroma that you'd typically associate with eucalyptus essential oil
  • Eucalyptus polybractea (Blue Mallee) - 60-93% 1,8-cineole
    • Usually contains the highest 1,8-cineole content
    • Strong, fresh, medicinal eucalyptus aroma. Rectification adds a sweetness to the aroma.
  • Eucalyptus radiata (Narrow Leaved Peppermint) - 65-75% 1,8-cineole
    • Fresh, peppery, medicinal aroma but softer than the two species above

Reasons To Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Use Eucalyptus Oil To: How To Use
  • Awaken the mind
  • Help you to focus
  • Fight fatigue3
  • Instill confidence
  • Lift the spirit if feeling down or depleted
  • Promote vitality
  • Diffuse
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler.
  • Diluted with a carrier and added to the bath.
  • When you are feeling under the weather from colds, flu and congestion4, 5
    • We’re not making a medicinal claim that eucalyptus oil is a treatment for colds and flu. Just that inhaling it is said by many, to help clear the mind when they are run down.
  • Add 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a bowl of hot water, place your face over the bowl (make sure it’s not too hot that it burns you) with a towel over your head, close your eyes and enjoy for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Inhale direct from the bottle or from a couple drops on a tissue.
  • Dilute with a carrier and add to the bath
  • Diluted with a carrier and applied topically to the chest
  • Insect repellent6
  • Dilute with a carrier and dab a little on places like your ankles, legs, arms or back
  • To help relieve aching muscles and joints7
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the affected area.
  • Dilute with a carrier and add to a bath
  • To support fungal treatments8
    • We are not claiming that eucalyptus oil is a medicinal treatment for fungal infections. Just that many report that they like using it to support fungal treatments due to the fresh aroma it creates.
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the affected area.
  • Dilute with a carrier and add to a bath
  • To scent household cleaning products
  • Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your household products
  • As a spritz to freshen and purify the air8
  • In a 4oz glass spray bottle, add 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil to 1/2 cup of distilled water with either 1 tsp witch hazel or 1 tsp vodka and shake well. Lightly spray the air in your room.
  • As a laundry detergent to help reduce mites and maintain low allergen levels in bedding9
  • Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your detergent and use in a 30min pre-wash soak

*refer to safety considerations in the attributes tab before use

Energetic And Personality Profile Of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

A tonic of the Lung and Heart Qi and strengthens the Yang and Shen. Weakness of Yang and Shen can cause mental fogginess, fatigue, poor focus, confusion and forgetfulness according to Holmes.10

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed eucalyptus can help you when you just feel like something isn’t right but have no idea why or if you are holding on to unexpressed emotional issues. Eucalyptus helps you to just breathe and let go and provides spiritual protection.

Eucalyptus essential oil can be used to cleanse places of conflict and negative energy.

Eucalyptus can help us to become aware of when we are burning ourselves out and stress levels are rising and we are feeling overwhelmed. Eucalyptus helps us to take a step back, remove the emotional energy blockages, take a deep breathe and look at the situation with a fresh set of eyes and a new perspective and fresh ideas as to how best to respond to the situation.

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There are many species of eucalyptus trees and the same is true for eucalyptus personalities. Generally speaking though, eucalyptus people are calm and rational and blend in with the crowd. They keep calm under pressure and also when they are elated, preferring to keep to themselves.

This personality may appear a bit boring to some, but also a welcome escape from the more lively personalities.

Eucalyptus personalities are 'doers' and quietly start a project with purpose and see it through to completion. Private people, you often only see the end result as they tell you what you need to know.

Cool, rational and at times calculating, they will need the facts and the evidence for something to be considered. Although a stable personality, they can fire up more creative personalities by providing logic and reasoning which forms a base for the creative personalities to launch their ideas.

Eucalyptus want a partner who won’t cause much turbulence and will result in a stable relationship.

A negative eucalyptus personality can be resentful and build up frustrations until one day they explode. They keep things private so this pent up explosion can be heated and come as a surprise to many. They will quickly calm down though once they have blown up and apologise for their outburst.

Overall they are solid, good people with good morals who can be a bit shy and who will be willing to help others expecting nothing in return.11

Chemical Composition Of 1,8-cineole Rich Eucalyptus Essential Oils

Eucalyptus globulus is bit different to other oils in that the crude oil (first distilled) often yields levels of the main chemical component 1,8-cineole of around 50-70%. This is lower than the requirements set out by various pharmacopoeias – min 70%.

In most cases, the crude oil is rectified (distilled again to increase the 1,8-cineole).

Another reason for the rectification of Eucalyptus globulus oil, is due to the aroma. The aroma of the crude Eucalyptus globulus can be unpleasant and irritating, whereas the rectified oil has the typical 'eucalyptus' aroma.

Just bear in mind, as the % of 1,8-cineole increases, the other constituents decrease.

For the regular home user, this probably either does not matter or you will benefit from the increased 1,8-cineole content of the oil, especially if you are feeling under the weather from colds and flu (1,8-cineole is great for clearing the mind and airways and is highly therapeutic).

Eucalyptus Blue Mallee has the highest 1,8-cineole content and is sometimes referred to as 'the strongest' of the eucalyptus essential oils, although scientifically speaking this isn't the correct way to describe the oil.

A typical chemical composition of a 1,8-cineole rich eucalyptus oil is below:

Constituent Example Composition
1,8-cineole 65-90%
a-pinene 3.5-15%
limonene 2-9%
globulol tr-5%
pinocarveol 2-4%
p-cymene 1-3.5%
aromadendrene tr-2%
pinocarvone tr-1%

Our Commitment to Quality

Every batch of Eucalyptus oil we receive is tested for purity and quality. Each batch of essential oil can differ, even from the same producer. Because essential oil is extracted from plants, it can be affected by many factors such as the weather, the seasons, and human error… a bit like fine wine.

This is why we carry out batch testing even if the batch is from the same supplier so we can guarantee consistent quality.

The farms we’ve chosen to work with consistently provide incredibly pure, high quality oils. We regularly review our producers with a stringent set of quality guidelines that we’ve developed in partnership with our industry experts and their 20+ years in the industry.

“Even an oil which is quite truthfully described as pure may be of poor quality, and therefore of less value therapeutically. IF AN ESSENTIAL OIL COSTS MUCH LESS THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT TO PAY FOR IT, the oil may well be a third or fourth distillate from a batch of plant material which has already yielded the greater part of its properties to the first or second distillation.”

About The Cultivation

Our mission is to provide you with the purest essential oils that contain the therapeutic properties you need to support yours and your family’s health.

Sometimes this means the oil is certified organic but acquiring an organic certification can be quite costly to farmers, which means many choose not to obtain it. Oils derived from plants that are organically grown or wildcrafted are still free from man-made chemicals despite not being certified. This means the oils can be of equal or better quality than comparable certified organic products and often at a lower price.

We also try our best to source single origin essential oils wherever possible.

How We Package Our Eucalyptus Oil

Our eucalyptus oil is fresh off the still and comes in a 10ML blue glass bottle and is sealed to protect the precious oil within. The bottle also comes with an orifice reducer built in so you can dispense the oil one drop at a time.

During the shipping process, special aluminium canisters prolong and protect the quality of the oil from light and temperature during transit from around the globe and we ensure a quick turnaround time from producer to bottle, with minimal shelf time to maintain quality and purity.

We typically recommend storing your oil at or below room temperature.

The Tests We Run on our Oils To Ensure Quality

All of our oil is constantly tested for purity. The testing provides us with key data about what constituent compounds are in the oils and at what volumes.

Gas Chromatography (GC)

Gas Chromatography (GC) describes the analytical separation technique used to analyze volatile substances in the gas phase. In GC, the components of a sample are dissolved in a solvent and vaporized in order to separate the analytes by distributing the sample between two phases: a stationary phase and a mobile phase. GC provides us key data about what compounds are in oils and how much of each component is present.

Mass Spectrometry (MS)

Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that identifies the amount and type of individual molecules present in a sample by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio. A mass spectrometer has three essential functions: Ion source, Mass analyzer and the Detector. The Ion source is where the sample is ionized. Once the sample is ionized, the mass analyzer sorts and separates the ions according to the mass and charge. Once the ions are separated and sorted then the separation is measured in the detector where a results chart is displayed.

A personal message from our founders

Eucalyptus is native to Australia, so when Scott emigrated to the land down under back in 2015, he was super excited to meet with the producers and see the eucalyptus plantations in person.

He was not disappointed.

The plantations are vast, yet the human touch was evident at every stage and there was a clear concern for the environment and strict processes in place to ensure a quality distillation. I hope when you first open your bottle of eucalyptus oil, that the strong, fresh scent lets you experience a part of the lush climate from which it originated.

Ultimately we believe that an oil, like the business that stands behind it, should be ethical and be exactly what it says on the tin. That’s why we only use the highest quality eucalyptus oil, with the highest quality extraction methods, and shipped with the highest quality packaging.Kristan Markham Sacred Soul Holistics

It’s also why you won’t see us throwing around buzzwords that don’t mean anything, like “therapeutic grade” or “clinical grade.” When we describe our oils, we mean what we say.

We believe that the more you know about essential oils in general, the more likely you’ll want to become a part of the Sacred Soul community.

If for any reason you’re unsatisfied with our oil, I want to personally invite you to email me and let me know. I’ll be happy to refund your money within the first 90 days of your purchase.

I’m betting my business on the fact that you’ll be blown away by the quality and aroma of our eucalyptus oil.

Either way, thanks for stopping by our site and checking us out. We hope every interaction you have with us, in person, or online is positive and memorable. Feel free to drop us a note on our contact page if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback for us.

Sincerely,

signatures of founders

Dilution Guide:

IMPORTANT:

This guide is a general overview for oils that don't have a more restricted dermal recommendation and are considered safe for topical use with adults age 16+. It also doesn't account for any specific medical issues, medication or skin conditions. You should check with a medical professional or aromatherapist before use. Below are not recommended dosages. Never apply undiluted to the skin.

ALWAYS check the max dermal use for the individual oil/s or blend you plan to use. You should also consider your medical and skin conditions and take the advice of a qualified professional. Serious negative effects such as skin sensitization, irritation, burns and other issues could occur from misusing essential oils and products containing essential oils.

Patch test: For first time use, place a drop of diluted essential oil on a small area of skin such as the inside elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24-48 hours.

 

essential oil dilution guide

General Use

See below for approximate dilution ratios and usage guidelines. These are NOT recommended dosages and you should always consult with a medical professional or qualified aromatherapist before use.

Always start with a low dilution.

  • 0.5% - 1% = facial, long term daily use or full body application
  • 2% = generally good for regular use
  • 3% = for specific localised concerns
  • 5% = short term specific concerns (max 2 weeks)
  • 10% = acute specific concerns

When measuring in 'drops', just be aware that the only way for true accuracy is to measure your drops using a digital scale because different oils can amount to a slightly different number of drops per ml. The orifice reducer in the bottle is also not a standard size so could differ between brands, which could affect the size of ‘a drop’ and therefore your dilution %. This table is intended as an approximate guide only.

Dilution

%

5ml

(1tsp carrier oil)

10ml

(2tsp carrier oil)

15ml

(3tsp carrier oil)

30ml

(6 tsp carrier oil)

0.5% <1 drop 1 drop 2 drops 4 drops
1% 1 drop 3 drops 4 drops 9 drops
2% 3 drops 6 drops 9 drops 18 drops
3% 4 drops 9 drops 13 drops 27 drops
5% 7 drops 15 drops 22 drops 45 drops
10% 14 drops 30 drops 44 drops 90 drops

*30ml is 1 ounce

Can it be used internally?

As a brand, we have taken the position that essential oils are for external use only and should not be taken internally. We therefore will never state that any essential oil is food grade as this indicates that it is fit for human consumption.

Can it be used in a diffuser/oil burner?

Yes it can! :)

Can you use direct on the skin?

No we never recommend that any essential oil is used direct on the skin. Always dilute with a carrier, even when using in the bath.

Is it antibacterial (or any other medicinal property)?

Due to legal restrictions, we are not allowed to make any medicinal claims about essential oils and their properties, even if there is scientific evidence that supports the claim.

Is it certified organic?

In the additional details section on the product page, you will see the cultivation listed in the attributes. It will state ‘certified organic’ and the program under which certification was obtained if the oil is certified organic.

Sometimes an oil will be derived from plants that have been organically grown but the producer doesn’t have organic certification (organic certification comes with a price that many producers choose not to obtain). This doesn’t mean the oil is of a lower quality and in fact the opposite can be true. The cultivation will state ‘organically grown’ if this is the case.

Wild-crafted/wild-harvested means that the plants have been harvested from the wild rather than a plantation.

Is it therapeutic grade?

Therapeutic grade is a term created to assist with marketing. There isn’t an official industry standard for therapeutic grade so we refuse to use this term.

Can it be used in a steam room or sauna?

Technically yes but if it is a public steam room or sauna then NO, because you don’t know the people sharing the steam room with you.

These people could be suffering from health issues or taking certain medication and using essential oils in the steam room with these people could cause unwanted negative and potentially serious effects.

Can it be used to make toothpaste?

No, we only recommend using essential oils externally.

Can it be used for massage?

Yes it can but always diluted with a carrier.

Can it be used to make candles?

Yes it can! :)

Sources

  1. Boland DJ, Brophy JJ, House APN. Eucalyptus leaf oils: use, chemistry, distillation and marketing. Inkata Press, Melbourne, 1991.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtaceae
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  9. Braun L, Herbs and natural supplements: an evidence based guide. 4th edn, Elsevier, Chatswood, 2015
  10. Holmes P. Aromatica - a clinical guide to essential oil therapeutics - Vol 1: Principles and Profiles. Singing Dragon, London, 2016.
  11. Worwood VA, The Fragrant Mind. Transworld Publishers, London, 1997
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  • Tisserand and Young, Essential Oil Safety, second edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014
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Brand

Sacred Soul Holistics

Size

10ml

Botanical Name

Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus Polybractea (Blue Mallee)

Plant Family

Myrtaceae

Plant Part

Leaves

Country Of Origin

India (Globulus)

Australia (Blue Mallee)

Extraction Method

Steam Distilled

Cultivation

Organically Grown, Single Origin

Aroma

Balsamic, Camphoraceous, Cool, Fresh, Medicinal

Notes

Top

Consistency

Thin

Colour

Clear to light greenish yellow

Chemical Family

Monoterpenes, Oxides

Approx Shelf Life

3 years

Energy

Focus and energise the mind, reduce fatigue, increase feelings of vitality, clear the respiratory system, improve the flow of Qi, freshen the room

Chakras

2nd – Sacral, 4th – Heart, 6th – Third Eye

Mind & Emotions

Stimulating & Energising

Blends With

Citrus and spicy top notes such as Lemon, Citronella, Grapefruit, and Bergamot. Also blends with clinical spices such as Tea Tree, Cinnamon, Cloves and Ginger. Middle notes that enjoy Eucalyptus’s company are Lavender, Chamomile, Peppermint, Clary Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram, all evergreens such as Pines, Spruces, Firs, Junipers and Cypresses. Resinous base notes and ones taken from roots such as Vetiver, Frankincense, Spikenard and Benzoin all blend well with Eucalyptus essential oil.

GC/MS Testing

Disclaimer

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by medical practitioners. Neither Sacred Soul Holistics nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Safety

General:
Store in a cool, dark place away from heat and light and out of the reach of children. For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin (or in the bath). Conduct a patch test before topical use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

Specific:
Oils high in 1,8-cineole can cause CNS and breathing issues in young children so do not use with children under 10 years of age and keep away from the face of young children.
Dermatitis sufferers and those with sensitive skin should take extra care when using topically, as the maximum dermal use could be as low as <1%.

Application

Bath, Compress, Diffuse, Inhale, Massage, Topical

Dilution Guide

Dilution rates of essential oils are generally at a rate of 1%, 2% or 3% ratio of essential oil to carrier. For facial use it's usually max 0.5%. Some essential oils are even less than this or not to be used topically at all so check the safety of the individual oil before use.