A well-known staple throughout both the aromatherapy and cosmetic industries, Eucalyptus has captured the hearts of millions who fall in love with its refreshing, cinoleic scent. Try this captivating variety for a new spin on a classic!
Eucalyptus Yandee Essential Oil
A relatively new variety to hit the scene is Eucalyptus Yandee, a Western Australian native with interesting green apple-like notes that set it apart from the rest. Its chemical profile is rich in 1,8-Cineole, whose characteristics offer both respiratory support and a sense of relief during times of illness. Help purify and freshen the atmosphere in your home by diffusing Eucalyptus Yandee, adding to a natural cleaner, or diluting in a carrier oil and rubbing onto your chest and neck to encourage clear breathing. The invigorating scent can also promote mental focus, making this a great choice when you need to stay alert or could use a midday pick-me-up.
Eucalyptus Yandee is sustainably sourced from the “Wheat Belt” where it is credited with supporting the rural landscape. Planted in intercropping rows with large wheat fields, this species uses its deep, 65-foot roots to help reduce the impact of increased soil salinity by drawing down the water table. Each tree is harvested using unique equipment and techniques that minimize damage to the lignotuber (mallee root). This allows the trees to coppice and regrow in a repeatable cycle of harvest and reproduction, which sequesters more carbon from the atmosphere than if the trees were left to mature over a 25-35 year cycle.
Some Things to Know
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus loxophleba spp lissophloia
Country of Origin: Australia
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Aromatic Scent: Camphorous and crisp with fruity undertones that is reminiscent of green apples and fresh-cut grass
Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water. Topical – Dilute to 2-4% in a carrier.
Shelf Life: 3-4 Years
KidSafe/Nursing Safe: No
Pregnancy Safe/Pup & Pony Safe: Yes
Summer Breeze Carpet Refresher DIY
What You’ll Need:
½ cup Sodium Bicarbonate
40 drops Eucalyptus Yandee
30 drops Lemon
20 drops Sweet Marjoram
10 drops Scots Pine
What You’ll Do: Mix all ingredients in a 4 oz shaker jar. Set aside for 24 hours to allow oils to fully saturate powder. Shake over carpet and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes before vacuuming.
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Source: plant therapy Blog