Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum Essential Oil
Botanical name Eucalyptus dives
It is good for tired muscles, it can freshen a room and makes breathing easier, it can energise when mentally fatigued, it can remove bad room smells.
Use in an oil burner, air purifier, air freshener, potpourri, massage oil, bath, add to laundry washing or floor washing water.
2 to 4 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser, 2-5 drops into a bath.
Other Eucalyptus, Fragonia, Lemon Myrtle, Kunzea, Lemon Tea Tree, Rosalina, Sandalwood or Tea Tree.
Massage Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum
10 to 25 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.
pipertone, alpha-phellandrane, beta-phellndrane, para-cymene, terpineol -4-ol, alpha-terpinene, alpha-pinene, traces of 1,8 cineole (traces), limonene.
Keep out of reach of children, non-toxic, non-sensitising and non-irritating. Store below 30 degrees and away from sunlight.
Other Common Names
Broad leaved Peppermint Gum.
Natural Occurrence in Australia
Peppermint Gum, was initially found around the Blue Mountains and then west through the Great Dividing Range and south along the range into Victoria, as far as Ballarat. In its optimal situation this Eucalypt can reach up to 20 metres in height.
Clear to light yellow or amber, watery.
Extraction and Farming Method
The essential oil is sourced entirely from plantations, the leaves and branchlets are harvested and steam distilled.
Early European Usage
The Peppermint Gum (Eucalyptus dives) tree has been harvested and distilled for over 100 years. Early settlers took advantage of the tree leaves for colds, coughs, flu. The oil was a significant source of menthol and thymol
Present Day usage
Peppermint Gum is grown in other countries as well as Australia. In Australia, Peppermint Gum is grown and harvested in its natural area. Peppermint Gum essential oil is primarily used in aromatherapy.
Typical Major Chemical Constituents of Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum Essential Oil
Relative Density: @ 20 C: 0.890-0.935
Refractive Index @ 20 C: 1.459-1.490
Optical Rotation @ 20 C: +2 – +9 DG