Leaf Peppermint Oil
Broad leaf peppermint
is the common name for Eucalyptus Dives. It grows over a large area
of southern New South Wales and Victoria's tablelands.
Eucalyptus Dives is known
to produce several different combinations of essential oil depending
on the district in which it grows.
has planted trees grown from seed collected in the Nerriga-Braidwood
area and steam distills its' leaves, which is rich in Piperitone
(42 - 52%) and hence its' fragrance of peppermint.
Broad leaf peppermint oil was once a major industry in the district
and supplied the world with essential oil for many uses. Medical
oil, perfumes, menthol and tymol, industrial solvents, mineral recovery,
also soaps and disinfectants are a few of its uses.
Piperitone is known to
be anti-asthmatic; other components are known to be antiseptic,
anti-inflammatory, antifungal, insectfugal and herbicidal properties;
and can be used for veterinary applications.
This species (Eucalyptus
Dives) has a different, more specific antiseptic action than other
eucalyptus oils. It is excellent for skin or topical application,
but should be diluted if applied to tender skin.
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scented Tea Tree Oil
Lemon scented tea tree is the common name given to leptospermum
peteronii. It grows in north eastern NSW and southern QLD and is
now grown implantations of those areas. It produces an essential
oil which is rich in a number of fragrant oils—Geranial, Geraniol
The oils of lemon scented tea tree give it a sweet lemon fragrance
with a pleasant rose background. It has been recommended for treatment
of oily skin and acne and as a natural insect repellent.
Hydrosols made during distillation have been used to good effect
in pet care in mange type skin problems and fleas.
Tea tree is the common name for melaleuca alternifolia. It grows
naturally at the north coast of NSW and southern QLD.
As with other Australian native flora, there is wide variation in
the make-up of various essential oils distilled from different districts.
Scientific research has identified plants with the highest percentage
of terpinol-4 of which is the major active ingredient in the oil
and is now plantation harvested.
Terpinol-4 oil is known to be useful in the treatment of acne, fungal
infections of the skin, dandruff, some insect bites, golden staph,
and also used as an insect repellent.The oil is used for veterinary
Strawberry Eucalyptus is the common name given to Eucalyptus Olida
and is a new find, being discovered just 20 years ago in the New
England district of NSW. It is bush harvested and new plantations
are being established. Trials to find if it can be grown on Tallawang
Plantation are encouraging.
The fragrance from strawberry eucalyptus is methyl cinnamate, an
ester unlike the essential oils and is solid like sugar. It is a
very strong enhancer of other fragrances, and is found in other
eucalyptus species in minor quantities. The ester is used in perfumes
and as a savoury herb in foods. Methyl cinnamate is also found in
Lemon myrtle is the common name given to backhousia citriodora.
It grows in north NSW and QLD rain forests and is now grown in plantations
in both states. It produces an essential oil rich in Citral.
Lemon Mytrle oil is used in the food industry as a flavour. It is
also used in other applications where its’ more lemon than lemon
fragrance is selected.
The oil is said to have properties in antimicrobial and antifungal
Narrow Leaf Peppermint is the common name for Eucalyptus Australiana.
It grows over a large area of the highlands of NSW and VIC. It is
considered the best of all the eucalyptus species for the production
of medicinal oil.
The essential oil of narrow leaf peppermint is used as antiseptic,
expectorant, anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory and respiratory catarrh.