How to choose your eucalyptus essential oil?

08 Mar 2021


Choisir huile essentielle eucalyptus - choose eucalyptus essential oil

How to choose your eucalyptus essential oil?


A number of different types of eucalyptus essential oils exist. How to choose the one that suits you best?



This is why Vert Essentiel offers you a brief description of 3 varieties to help you choose your eucalyptus essential oil.



Why choose eucalyptus radiata

INCI: Eucalyptus radiata

First of all, eucalyptus radiata is the best known and most popular eucalyptus. It is widely used for viral infections such as colds and flu. Diffuse it for its purifying and refreshing actions as well as its antiviral, expectorant and decongestant properties.

Then, for an application on the skin, we advise you to always keep the reflex to dilute the essential oils in a portion of plant-based oil.  

For a relaxing bath: Mix about 20 drops with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Add this mixture to 1 cup of Epsom salt before adding to the bathtub.

Nasal congestion tip: Pour about ten drops in a bowl of hot water. Cover your head with a towel and breathe deeply. An instant spa moment! As a bonus, a facial sauna that will purify your skin.  

Why choose eucalyptus blue gum

INCI: Eucalyptus globulus var. globulus

Next, the eucalyptus Blue gum is more potent than its sister radiata and should be avoided during pregnancy and in children under three years of age.  

In addition, we advise asthmatics to avoid it.  

Since this oil can be irritating when applied to the skin, we recommend consulting a health care practitioner before using eucalyptus Blue gum oil.


Here’s a safe tip for beginners: Use eucalyptus radiata!    


Why choose eucalyptus lemon scented

INCI: Eucalyptus citriodora

Then, the lemon eucalyptus is rather used to soothe joint pain and inflammation.   Simply mix 3 drops diluted in a plant-based oil or an arnica macerate and rub the painful area.   If you like the characteristic smell of lemon eucalyptus, air diffusion is a good tip against insects.  It is one of the oils considered repellent against insects.  

Indeed, a trick for the outdoors is to pour a few drops of lavender and lemon eucalyptus in your sunscreen to be less attractive to mosquitoes.  

Finally, no essential oil should be ingested without the advice of your health care practitioner. Keep out of reach of children.

In conclusion, this information comes from the following books: L’aromathérapie by Dominique Baudoux; L’aromathérapie by Michel Turbide and Le grand guide de l’aromathérapie by Aude Maillard.  

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