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47 July 2, 2015 - Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Infographics

Eucalyptus Essential Oil - Young Living - Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Blue



  • Jenni Giannourakis September 30, 2016 - 7:58 pm Reply

    What eucalyptus oil would be close to lemon eucalyptus or which one could i use with the lemon oil? Or would it be best to use the citronella with one of them? Trying to not use deet and it says lemon eucalyptus is just as effective for mosquitoes.

    • Young Living October 10, 2016 - 9:06 am Reply

      Hi Jenni, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • Danielle August 30, 2016 - 11:21 am Reply

    Which eucalyptus variation smells most like the plant typically found in floral arrangements?

    • Young Living September 19, 2016 - 11:51 am Reply

      Hey Danielle,

      The eucalyptus you’re most likely looking for is Eucalyptus Blue, but there are hundreds of different species that florists use, so it all depends on the arrangement! We think Eucalyptus Globulus, Radiata, and Blue would all make a wonderful addition to any floral arrangement. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Rita August 5, 2016 - 11:32 am Reply

    Any idea when Eucalyptus Radiata will be available again?

    • Young Living August 5, 2016 - 1:13 pm Reply

      Hi Rita, At this time we do not have an estimated date for when Eucalyptus Radiata will be available. We recommend checking the Out of Stock list located in your Virtual Office for any updates. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Jessica Garrett May 18, 2016 - 2:13 am Reply

    Hi Young Living…thank you for all of your hard work in providing the best quality oils. Question: I know RC has Eucalyptus citriodora in it…wI’ll it ever be a single oil available?

    • Young Living May 18, 2016 - 2:29 pm Reply

      Hi Jessica, thanks for your question! At this time we do not have specific information about if this product will be offered as a single oil. We appreciate your interest in this product!

  • Hillary May 5, 2016 - 8:20 am Reply

    My mother has COPD so I’m thinking the Eucalyptus Globulus would be great for her respiration! Would that be the right option??? Any other essential oil I should consider??? How should she apply/use…??? I’m new to oils!

    • Young Living May 5, 2016 - 1:46 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Hillary! Please always refer to the label for usage directions. We cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that your mother consult with a medical professional on her specific issue.

  • grace February 22, 2016 - 10:41 pm Reply

    Is eucalptus riadata suitable for infant below 1 yr old ? Just difussin? Very diluted application on soles – is it ok?

    • Young Living April 6, 2016 - 1:50 pm Reply

      Hello Grace, Eucalyptus essential oils can be challenging to a baby’s sensitive system so some individuals choose to use extra caution with these oils or blends containing them. If you have additional questions, be sure to talk to your health care professional for personalized guidance for your infant. You may find the information given on this blog post useful as well: Essential Oils in the Nursery Thanks for stopping by!

  • Heather Sjodin February 22, 2016 - 7:46 am Reply

    Hi, my question is : My dad has an allergy to the Eucalyptus plant and whenever the greens are added to a floral arrangement he can’t be around him. Are the oils different from the plant and would he be likely to have an allergic reaction to the oils? Thanks!

    • Young Living March 30, 2016 - 9:45 am Reply

      Hi Heather, As your dad is allergic to the Eucalyptus plant it is possible that he could be sensitive to Eucalyptus oil. We recommend that he speak with a health care professional prior to using Eucalyptus oil.

  • Carrie S. February 18, 2016 - 1:28 pm Reply

    I was reading through some of the above responses and is it my understanding that you can no longer have the same oil that’s used for all 3, aromatic, topical & internal in the same bottle? You are now required to have a separate bottle of Eucalyptus specifically for internal use in a separate bottle even though it’s the same oil as the other bottle indicated for aromatic & internal?

    • Young Living March 29, 2016 - 12:12 pm Reply

      Great questions, Carrie! Although the same high quality essential oil constituents are in both the topical/aromatic products and the dietary Vitality products, the new Vitality line is intended to allow members to differentiate between those oils for dietary use and those for topical/aromatic use. Always refer to the product labels for proper usage instructions. Thanks for stopping by with your questions!

  • Janie February 7, 2016 - 12:37 pm Reply

    What happened to Eucalyptus Dives?

    • Young Living February 11, 2016 - 10:55 am Reply

      Hi Janie, Thank you for your question. Eucalyptus Dives was retired in 2011. Young Living has carefully reviewed redundancies in the oil line and decided that eucalyptus blue provides the enhanced health-promoting benefits.

  • Hope Johnson February 2, 2016 - 6:48 pm Reply

    What is the botanical name of eucalyptus blue? If it’s not globulus or radiata, then what variety of eucalyptus plant does the oil come from?

    • Young Living February 4, 2016 - 2:49 pm Reply

      Hi Hope, Great question! The botanical name of Eucalyptus Blue is Eucalyptus bicostata. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Dawn January 26, 2016 - 5:24 pm Reply

    Is Eucalyptus radiata no longer available?

    • Young Living February 1, 2016 - 4:35 pm Reply

      Hi Dawn, Eucalytpus Radiata has been temporarily removed from our product listing because it may be out of stock for an extended period of time due to supply constraints.

  • Crystal November 23, 2015 - 8:01 am Reply

    Did Eucalyptus Globulus recently change its uses? I have a book that states it can be used for dietery, so I ordered a bottle and it states Topical and Aromatic. I also had customers looking for eucalyptus that can be ingested. Any help would be great!

    • Young Living December 23, 2015 - 2:26 pm Reply

      Hi Crystal, Great question! Young Living has recently made some changes to the instruction panel on our essential oil labels. These changes align our labels with FDA regulations that state a product cannot be labeled for use as a Dietary supplement AND for Topical or Aromatic use. In compliance with these regulations, our essential oils will display labels that will distinguish the products intended as a Dietary supplement and those intended to be used for Topical application or Aromatic use. This new labeling does not reflect any changes to the constituents or benefits of our essential oils. Eucalyptus Globulus is currently labeled for Topical application and Aromatic use. In the event a Young Living product is used in a manner not consistent with labeling, you should always use your best judgment and consult your health care professional if you have any concerns. We hope this information is helpful!

      • Kelly May 17, 2016 - 10:36 am Reply

        Beautiful answer!!! This helps so much with how WE discuss the difference between vitality and topical/aromatic.

  • Lisa Baugher November 19, 2015 - 7:51 am Reply

    Hi! I’d love to hear any oven cleaner recipes~~~Thanks in advance!

    • Young Living November 19, 2015 - 1:01 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa, Thanks for stopping by! We’ll make sure keep your idea in mind for future blog posts. Thanks!

    • Theresa Fraser July 26, 2016 - 11:40 am Reply

      Hi Lisa. We use straight Thieves cleaner on the oven. Works amazing!

  • Marta October 17, 2015 - 10:05 am Reply

    My husband inhales Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil when he gets in bed every night. He then rubs his feet. As a result, I get six hours of peaceful sleep! Thanks, Eucalyptus Globulus! 🙂

  • Diane Adams October 10, 2015 - 12:33 pm Reply

    It’s frustrating when ordering they don’t back order. Does that mean I need to go every day to see if it is in stock? Thanks.

    • Young Living October 22, 2015 - 9:48 am Reply

      Hi Diane, You may find the information on the Out of Stock list in the Virtual Office useful in determining when an item may become available. We appreciate your patience!

  • Judi O'Brien September 4, 2015 - 7:25 am Reply

    I especially love diffusing RC…which has all 3 Eucalyptus oil species Young Living offers in it!
    Not only am I feeding my body healthy molecules, but I love how clean the air smells!!

  • Pat Johnson August 25, 2015 - 8:18 pm Reply

    Are there any oils whichcan be ingested or diffused to relieve headaches?

    • Young Living September 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm Reply

      Hi Pat! Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional regarding this specific issue.

      If you would like further information on Young Living’s Seed to Seal process, the quality of our essential oils, recommended uses, or any further information on any of Young Living products, please visit

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  • jeannie August 12, 2015 - 10:44 pm Reply

    Why do people keep posting recipes that contain sandalwood??? I can’t find it for sale at Young Living …..

    • Erika Young August 16, 2015 - 5:12 am Reply

      I had the same problem. Look for
      Hawiian Sandlewood.

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  • Katie August 9, 2015 - 8:56 pm Reply

    I am curious which of the 3 oils you would recommend for children. Are they all safe for young kids or is there one that is not as strong?

  • Amanda August 5, 2015 - 5:42 pm Reply

    I am ADDICTED to Eucalyptus Radiata!! I have not tried the other two Eucalyptus oils though. Gotta add those to my future shopping list. 😀

  • JoAnn Adams July 29, 2015 - 10:14 am Reply

    Which of the three eucalyptus oils smells the most like Vicks? I also would like to get the most potent smelling eucalyptus oil that I can get. I just love the smell.

    Thank you.

    • Young Living August 1, 2015 - 10:02 pm Reply

      Hi JoAnn! We would recommend Eucalyptus Globulus.

  • Diana July 11, 2015 - 8:32 am Reply

    I’d love to see citriodora available as a single

  • Tiffany July 10, 2015 - 6:39 pm Reply

    I was inspired by this post to try Eucalyptus Globulus in my diffuser. I created a mixture of Eucalyptus Globulus, Copaiba and Lavender for a great relaxing work environment! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Beth Etheridge July 10, 2015 - 12:29 pm Reply

    I love the Eucalyptus Globulus. I use it often blended with many of my other oils in my massages!

  • anna July 8, 2015 - 10:16 pm Reply

    Aside from the smell, I would love to know more about any differences in their applications and benefits along with their frequency differences. 🙂

    • Young Living July 27, 2015 - 5:11 pm Reply

      Hi Anna! Eucalyptus Blue, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Eucalyptus Globulus are different species of the plant from different geographical locations of harvest. Although very similar in composition, they do contain one or two different constituents. Eucalyptus Blue is grown and distilled on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador. It is an oil that is high in eucalyptol, which is calming and invigorating when diffused. Eucalyptus globulus has an earthy, fresh aroma and has been used in many oral-care products for its cleansing properties. Eucalyptus radiata is a key ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves oil blend due to its wide range of beneficial properties. This oil contains citral, a constituent known for its cleansing abilities. Hope this helps!

  • Carol Howell July 7, 2015 - 5:35 am Reply

    I wouldn’t use anyone but Young Living because of their seed to seal!!! It is the best therapeutic grade and best smelling oils in the world!!! They have helped me so much!😊

  • Suzette M. Heider July 6, 2015 - 6:57 am Reply

    I am interested in the Eucalyptus Oil for foot treatment.

    • Lori August 27, 2015 - 8:57 am Reply

      Do you have Young Living oils already? Or are you just looking for a recipe?

  • Christine July 3, 2015 - 10:50 pm Reply

    After reading this post I wanted to try diffusing Eucalyptus Radiata and Lavender together in my family room while I worked. It was wonderfully fresh and I got so much work done while breathing! Love it!

  • mary richardson July 3, 2015 - 5:38 am Reply

    Great article.

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