Broad 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.

Tallawang Plantation® 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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Lemon 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 and citronellal.

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 Oil
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 applications.

Strawberry Eucalyptus Oil
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 sweet basil.

Lemon Myrtle Oil
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 uses.

Eucalyptus Australiana Oil
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.

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