Australian Eucalyptus Oil – A Review and Giveaway

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Australian Eucalyptus Oil – A Review and Giveaway

 

The picturesque road to Banalasta

The picturesque road to Banalasta – it was stinking hot and there was a bushfire in the distance

At the end of last year I visited a friend in Armidale which is about 5 hours drive from Sydney (or about an hour flying). On our way to see friends in Tamworth – the Country Music Capital of Australia – we saw signs to a Eucalyptus farm. A few kilometres up a bumpy dirt road we found the gorgeous little shop and cafe, selling eucalyptus oil from the property “Banalasta” (the land of healthy waterholes). They are growing quickly and increasing their wholesale business to the USA, as well as supplying the Australian public through online sales and sale on the property. They are a certified organic farming business.

The lovely people gave me a quick look around out the back, where they actually store the leaves and distill the oil. Here are a few pics:

Here you can see fresh eucalyptus leaves (Eucalyptus radiata) harvested off the property, from living trees (that continue to live). The scent was absolutely divine!

Fresh eucalyptus leaves awaiting distillation

Fresh eucalyptus leaves awaiting distillation

 

The massive vats used for distilling the oil:

Distilling vats

Distilling vats

 

The receptacle that collects the essential oil:

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - where the essential oil is collected

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – where the essential oil is collected

 

Glass measuring and testing equipment to assess each batch:

Ooo glass measuring equipment!At Banalasta they also grow and distill lavender (Lavandula Intermedia grosso):

Lavender just about to flower outside the shop

Lavender just about to flower outside the shop

The Oil: Eucalyptus radiata certified organic

The Scent: A sweet and soft eucalyptus, almost like you are eating a eucalyptus candy. Within the scent I can detect mild camphorous tones and the poetic sense of the Australian bush.

The Verdict: A must have for all scent enthusiasts

To Win:

10ml bottle Eucalyptus radiata

10ml bottle Eucalyptus radiata

Please comment via the little thought bubble at the top of the blog and tell my why you’d LOVE this little bottle of Aussie goodness. The winner will be chosen through random.org on the 20th May 2015.

Thanks so much! You can support local organic farmers by buying direct from Banalasta here: http://www.banalasta.com.au/Essential-Oils-p-1-c-252.html

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copryright SR Banks 2015

 

19 thoughts on “Australian Eucalyptus Oil – A Review and Giveaway

  1. Eucalyptus Radiata is my current favorite oil. AMAZING for therapeutic uses on skin and to address respiratory concerns. Also sends me right to a happy place aromatically, in contrast to the more common eucalyptus globulus. I would be so excited to own a certified organic version from a source who lets you take pictures of their processing methods!!! Too many companies are purchasing their oils from somewhere else and cannot prove the source in a way that makes me comfortable.

      • Eucalyptus….A pure aroma that brings it all back.The smell of the bush when we were children….lots of happy memories.Mum would always reach for it when we had a cough or cold and the one featuring here is the most natural.I hear that Banalasta has a huge American market for these products.

  2. This oil looks amazing! I use eucalyptus essential oil almost daily due to my a bit curved nasal septum, it helps with my breathing and blocked nose. I always sniff it before bed time so I can breathe freely. Would love to have a bottle of this pure goodness!

  3. I recently won a really nice aromatherapy diffuser on a blog. I would really love to try this oil in it. One of my favorite essential oils is Eucalyptus! I just love that scent.
    Thank you for the chance to try it. 🙂
    Email: 2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  4. I am just learning about essential oils, I have bought a few my favorite diffusing lavender, peppermint and lemon. I would love to win this and make a diy vapor rub with coconut oil and peppermint!

  5. I’ve recently been experimenting with essential oils and Eucalyptus was one of the first oils recommended. I would love to use this oil to aid in some respiratory issues, but also in the last year due to illness my hair has been dealing with some major issues and a friend recommended Eucalyptus because it improves elasticity and the integrity of the hair fiber. This is such a wonderful giveaway that came a such a great time.

  6. I used to work for this company in the early 2000’s and I loved it……The oil is truly amazing I still have it and use it for many many things.

  7. My comment didn’t go thru, so I will try it again.
    I recently won a really nice aromatherapy diffuser on a blog. I would really love to try this oil in it. One of my favorite essential oils is Eucalyptus! I just love that scent.
    Thank you for the chance to try it.

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