Eucalyptol (Cineole)


1,8 – Cineole is a mono-terpene ether which is the main chemical constituent of Eucalyptus essential oil. It is also found in Melaleuca, Basil, Rosemary, Clary Sage en Peppermint essential oils. Often referred to as eucalyptol, 1,8-cineole has a camphor-like aroma and a pleasant spicy taste. It is often used as a flavoring in bakery products, baked goods and beverages, but has been found to be highly toxic. Beyond its many uses in the food industry, recent research has shown that 1,8-cineole may have some intriguing health benefits.

Internal use

Despite the fact that it is not safe to consume in large amounts, lower internal consumption of 1,8-cineole has been shown to have several health-promoting properties. As a component of the essential oil of Melaleuca and alone, 1,8-cineole can help soothe and support a healthy airway.* For daily support of a healthy airway, try adding a drop of rosemary to a glass of water or tea, or add a drop to meat dishes.* Experimental research suggests 1,8-cineole may provide antioxidant support when consumed internally.* For a refreshing taste and added antioxidant support, add a few drops Basil of Rosemary to your favorite Italian dishes.

Current use

Essential oils rich in 1,8-cineole are known for their great benefits when used topically, especially in terms of skin health, but there are several properties that you may not be aware of. For example, experimental research suggests that 1,8-cineole may have surface cleaning properties. A few drops Melaleuca of Eucalyptus Adding it to a glass spray bottle of water is a great way to wipe down bathroom and kitchen surfaces while leaving a stimulating scent. In addition, experimental research suggests that 1,8-cineole may act as an insect repellent when used aromatically or applied topically. Before going for a walk, you can take advantage of the insect repellent properties of 1,8-cineole by taking a few drops Rosemary of Peppermint on your arms and legs.

Although this is mainly related to eucalyptus and the respiratory benefits when experienced aromatically, 1,8-cineole is actually found in several other essential oils and has a wide spectrum of properties depending on the application model. To experience these benefits, experiment with Melaleuca, Basil, Rosemary and other 1,8-cineole containing essential oils in your cooking, cleaning and outdoor activities.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.