Eucalyptus Blue Mallee

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History –Blue Mallee Eucalyptus

Traditional Usage

Indigenous people made use of this oil for cuts by wrapping the leaves around the wound. The leaves were boiled or smoked on a fire and the oil vapours inhaled for treating colds and flus.

Early European Usage

Settlers found the root ball an excellent source of long burning firewood. Sadly a lot of Mallee woodland and countryside was cleared to make way for wheat, barley and sheep. Initially done with bullock teams, tractors were later used to tow large chains (tractor ripping) which rapidly cleared the land. As a result of this clearing process, soil erosion became an issue.

Present Day Usage

Today the trees are largely left intact and some areas around the West Wyalong region sustainably harvest the tree for its essential oil content. We only source Australian grown and harvested Eucalyptus Blue Mallee essential oil.

Typical Chemical Profile of Eucalyptus Blue Mallee Essential Oil

1,8-cineole,                         70-90%
alpha-pinene                        1-9%
limonene                               1-10%
beta-pinene                         to 1.5%
terpineol                               to 1%

Relative Density: @ 20 C 0.920 to 0.940
Refractive Index @ 20 C 1.464
Optical Rotation +0.3