Eucalyptus Blue Mallee

Eucalyptus polybractea

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With its fresh energising aroma, Eucalyptus Blue Mallee is a standout amongst the eucalypt family, with a consistently high Cineole content and for its antiseptic and antibacterial qualities.

Native to Australia, Eucalyptus Blue Mallee is found in south west New South Wales and upper western Victoria, where it thrives in semi-arid conditions. It flowers usually in March to June. Eucalyptus Blue Mallee is one of the major species used for Eucalyptus Oil production.

Eucalyptus Blue Mallee has been used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years to assist wound healing and to help treat respiratory issues.

Eucalyptus Blue Mallee oil is steam distilled from the leaves and small branches.

Find out more about our 8 other species of Eucalyptus in the video below and discover the different uses of their essential oils in our Essence of Eucalyptus blog post . . .

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties

APPEARANCE: Clear to pale yellow coloured mobile liquid

ODOUR: Fresh, characteristic

SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C: 0.905 to 0.940

REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C: 1.457 to 1.480


The specifications and chemical composition of eucalyptus blue mallee can vary according to variety, climate and environment.

Eucalyptus Blue Mallee has a consistently high cineole content of between 84 and 91%. Of the Eucalypts, Blue Mallee contains one of the highest percentages of cineole

It has antibacterial, antiseptic and decongestive properties.

The essential oil is a popular decongestant remedy for upper respiratory infections and inflammatory infections, such as bronchitis. In these instances it is used as an inhalant, where it reaches the lungs and bronchioles to help soothe congestion and chest infections.

It is antiseptic and useful in masking and eliminating odours and is effective as an insect repellent

Common Uses

The fresh scent of Blue Mallee Eucalyptus Essential Oil is energising, balancing and purifying.

In diffusers and burners – it is popular for its fresh scent and as an air freshener with antiseptic and decongestive properties.

It is also effective as an insect repellent

It is used in massage blends to soothe muscular aches and pains and for the temporary relief of headache, arthritis, rheumatism.

It can be an active ingredient in cough lozenges, inhalation sprays, mouthwash, toothpaste, balm and ointment and soap

It is popular in household cleaning products and air fresheners.

Because it is also effective as a solvent, it can be used as a spot or stain remover for carpet, clothing and linens. Blue Mallee will also remove glue from skin and surfaces and it can effectively clean stainless steel.

Eucalyptus oil has a history of wide application as a pharmaceutical, antiseptic, repellent, flavouring, fragrance and industrial uses.