Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Globules
Steamed distilled wood and leaves
1,8-Cineole: 80% - this is the cool terpinol level that helps dye release!
Scent: herbaceous, woody, medicinal
Blends well with: basil, cajeput, cedarwood, citronella, ginger, lavender, myrtle, frankincense, spearmint and tea tree.
Properties: anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, astringent, decongestant, stimulant
Use: Added to henna paste to break down the henna plant cellulose, which gives you a better lawsone dye release. Please don't add more than 15ml essential oil per 100g of henna powder. Without a proper carrier oil, essential oils should be limited.
Can also be used for aromatherapy.
Do *NOT* diffuse essential oils if you own a bird! The molecules are too small & can coat the alveoli of the lungs, causing pneumonia.
Cautions: avoided during pregnancy and if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.