This is a very unique variety of Eucalyptus that is also known as Blue Peppermint, Peppermint Eucalyptus, or the Peppermint Gum Tree! Its aroma is medicinal and playful and the same time, with notes of mint and pepper. Many consider this aroma to be softer and more inviting than the other species of Eucalyptus.
Though our essential oil comes from South Africa, this tree is endemic to Australia. It is often used medicinally for congestion, coughs, and to promote regular breathing. It can be used for bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Though it appears to offer similar results as the other varieties of Eucalyptus, this variety apparently accomplishes it by different means.
Eucalyptus Dives contains very little 1,8-cineole (usually only 1-2%), which is prominent in other types of Eucalyptus, and more a-phellandrene and piperitone. This makes Eucalyptus Dives a better choice for sore throats and muscles, and also a more gentle oil for children.
Eucalyptus Dives can also help to increase feelings of motivation and focus, and promote mental clarity. For this reason, Eucalyptus Dives can be a great ally to have by your side when tackling big projects, writing, meditating, soaring through a big work day, or in any other situation where you find that some extra clarity and motivation could be helpful.
Cold Season... Eucalyptus Dives can offer respiratory and immune support during cold season. Try making a chest rub with this essential oil to give your body's natural defenses a little boost. If you find yourself experiencing body aches due to a cold, this oil can make an excellent anointing or massage oil to help you find relief from your symptoms, while also helping you to recover more quickly.
Cough & Congestion... Like other Eucalyptus oils, our Eucalyptus Dives can help to clear the airways and clear congestion and coughs.
Sore Muscles... Eucalyptus Dives offers more support for sore and stiff muscles than other types of Eucalyptus. Try diluting this oil and applying it to stiff neck and shoulder muscles, or even using it to create your own massage oil.
Focus... Eucalyptus Dive's fresh aroma can offer a little boost of mental clarity. Try inhaling this oil's aroma when you are feeling "bogged down", or before meditating or writing.
Chest Rub for Cold Season: (10% dilution)
2 tsp Argan Oil
10 drops Eucalyptus Dives essential oil
5 drops Frankincense Carterii & Frereana Codistillation
5 drops Rosalina essential oil
*Rub this blend on the chest and throat for immune support during cold season, or to soothe sore throat, congestion, or cough. Can also be used for bronchial infections.
Motivation & Creativity Diffusion Blend:
2 drops Eucalyptus Dives essential oil
2 drops Laurel Leaf essential oil
1 drop Nutmeg essential oil
*Diffuse this blend in your space when you want to keep creative momentum going. Add 1 drop of Sweet Marjoram essential oil to the blend for a comforting touch.