River Red Gum
River Red Gum
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus camaldulensis Family Mytaceae
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled Hand harvested from the wild by Rare Earth Oils
The oil is excellent for energetically clearing a space and to aid meditation. Helping us to be open hearted, restoring optimism and vitality it offers us cleansing and renewal, lifts our spirit and grants us the vision to see new horizons.
- Inhalation: Aroma diffuser, steam inhalation, direct, bath
- Bath, compress, antiseptic wash and household cleaners
- Add to massage oil or liniment for pain
Aroma: A light surprisingly sweet clean, refreshing perfume without the usual woody undertone of Eucalyptus.
Origin: Far North Queensland
Indigenous Australians would cleanse a space of bad energies or spirits, or places where there has been conflict by burning (smudging) eucalyptus leaves throughout the space.
River Red Gum Eucalyptus
Status: Wild Harvested, Organic, Pure, Steam Distilled
Aroma: Woody, Medicinal
River Red Gum has a light surprisingly sweet, rich yet cleansing and refreshing perfume without the usual woody undertones of Eucalyptus. It is like waking from a great sleep feeling refreshed and renewed, full of energy for the sweet day ahead.
Each species of Eucalyptus, and there are hundreds, contains varying levels of different natural chemicals that create a unique aromatic signature. River Red Gum is a less common Eucalyptus species only growing in dry creek beds and its unique aroma makes the challenge of harvesting the leaves more than worth it. To ensure the highest-grade organic essential oil Rare Earth Oils hand harvests in sustainable forests in Far North Queensland and we distil the leaves with-in hours of picking.
Eucalyptus Oil is probably best known for its ability to loosen and expel mucus. Research does indicate that inhalations of Eucalyptus Oil can markedly improve breathing and function. Because of its antibacterial, antiviral nature it may also reduce initial and secondary infections. Some research indicates it may boost our body’s production of white blood cells to fight an infection.
The oil is excellent for energetically clearing a space and to aid meditation. Indigenous Australians would cleanse a space of negative energies or spirits, conflict, or after a death by burning (smudging) eucalyptus leaves throughout the space.
Helping us to be open hearted, restoring optimism and vitality it offers us cleansing and renewal, lifts our spirit and grants us the vision to see new horizons.
Aroma: Woody, medicinal Note: Middle Chakra: Heart
Historical and Traditional Uses
For thousands of years traditionally used by Indigenous Australians for; cough, cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, pneumonia, sore throats, asthma, ear infections and for its antiseptic properties. Reputed to have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties, it was applied to reduce the symptoms of cold sores and genital herpes. Research indicates it seems to have a strong affect on strains of Streptococcus bacteria.
Surprisingly it is less well known for its use in liniments to ease the symptoms of; muscle aches and pains, arthritis, headaches, nerve pain, neuralgia, improve circulation, relieve injury and general muscular problems due to its analgesic, inflammation reducing effect. On the skin it was used as an antiseptic to treat injuries, cuts, wounds, blisters, cold sores, shingles and mild burns.
In Traditional Chinese and European Herbal Practice it was considered a very powerful aid to clear too much wind- heat and lung phlegm and tones Chi, improve breathing whilst also promoting the uptake of oxygen by the red blood cells.
Aroma: Woody, medicinal
Blends with; Woody, Citrus
Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Wintergreen, Camphor, Menthol,
Ginger, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Orange, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin
Why not be pro-active in your protection from viral infections. With the exploding world population, the seemingly rapid growth and spread of new viruses, including the ever-changing flu, coupled with the lack of pharmaceutical antiviral medicines it makes sense to use this wonderful oil in your health care. You can use our snuffler when out and about as protection, an aroma diffuser at home to reduce the risk of infection, or our chest rub and it will go to work while you sleep.
Mode of Administration
Skincare products, chest rubs, balms, ointments, massage, bath, compress
Steam inhalation, oil diffuser or vaporiser
Cleaning: Add a small amount to bench sprays etc to deodorise and disinfect naturally.
Eucalyptus oil is reported as being non-toxic, non-sensitising and non-irritant. Do not use direct on the face, especially the nostrils of young infants.
Always be aware of individual allergies.