Essential oils of the Amazon Archives

Dorado Azul (Guayofolis officionalis) is another essential oil from Ecuador, that works quite well to provide respiratory support.
Gary Young came across the plant, while he was searching for suitable land to grow plants for essential oil production. It was the aroma given off by the plant that drew Gary’s attention and led to him doing research on it. Until Gary’s discovery the plant had been officially regarded as a weed (It’s also known as Goldenweed).  The indigenous population have been using it for hundreds, possibly thousands of years in the following ways  :
  • Facilitate wound healing
  • Assist people with arthritis and asthma
  • A daily beverage
  • Against Cancer
The tree itself grows very quickly. to a height of around 14 feet and yields up to 8 tons of plant per acre.
The essential oil is high in eucalyptol and includes the following medical properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial and respiratory stimulant.

Essential Oils of Ecuador – Eucalyptus Blue

Phew!! It’s been a while since our last post. It’s taken longer than expected, but we are back. For those of you who have been enquiring about what we’ve been up, we’ve set up a page on this site giving some details on the charity work we’ve been involved with.

But getting back on to the subject of oils from the Amazon region and Ecuador…In this post we check out Eucalyptus Blue.

Eucalyptus Blue is harvested from trees found deep in the Guayaquil jungle in Ecuador and the leaves are then taken to to the Young Living farm, also in Guayaquil, to be distilled for their oil. Eucalyptus Blue (or Eucalyptol Natriol Azul if you want the scientific name) is high in Eucalyptol, Limonene and Alpha-pinenes. Apparently it is a cross between two other species: Eucalyptus Citriodora and Eucalyptus Globulus. [1]

An interesting feature of this oil is that unlike many eucalyptus oils, it does not cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to Eucalyptol. It also won’t make your eyes water, like many other types of eucalyptus oil.

So what can it do for us?

The native people of Ecuador traditionally used Eucalyptus Blue leaves to cover wounds and to repel insects.

Some of you will have guessed that because of its Eucalyptol content, this oil will be handy for dealing with respiratory conditions. Well that’s spot on. It’s included in the Breathe Again Roll-on, a powerful blend of oils made up to support the respiratory system.

It’s listed in the Essential Oils desk reference as having anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. At a 2009 conference, Gary Young related an experience he had with Eucalyptus Blue:

When we were filming in the Middle East on my recent trip, I was fighting a terrible candida-related cough (it could have been mould spores or something). It became pneumonia, and I was filling up with fluid. … I had my Eucalyptus Blue (which I was going to give away as gifts). I put 10 drops of Eucalyptus Blue in my mouth – wow, I was blowing smoke rings!!! It was so remarkable, for the next few days I’d put 3-4 drops in my throat, let it run down, then a couple of drops under my tongue. It opened my lungs and respiratory tract, and the coughing stopped within 2 days. I’ve never had those results with any other Eucalyptus…..So use 1-2 drops of Eucalyptus Blue in your mouth, use it in Raindrop fashion up the spine, rub it on your kid’s feet. It’s a natural antibiotic. You can add it to the Thieves oil. I’ve sprayed my throat with the Thieves spray, then added a drop or two of Eucalyptus Blue under my tongue. Eucalyptus Blue gives a greater permeation in the buccal and nasal cavity – more so than with Thieves. You can even try Eucalyptus Blue with Peppermint.”

Applying Eucalyptus Blue

We’ve just seen how Gary Young took the Eucalyptus Blue internally. If you’re not comfortable with that there are alternatives. In terms of its fragrance, Eucalyptus Blue has a fresh and invigorating aroma. Try adding it to a diffuser and placing it in your bedroom, your living area or even a workspace, and see what a difference it makes. Even just inhaling it from the bottle will help. You could even try applying it around the chest area, if for example you’re suffering a chest infection.

Here are some examples, from, of how other people have used Eucalyptus Blue:

Sinus infection cleared up, Tiffany Dowell, WI, United States

Eucalyptus Blue for sinus pain , Janice Erhart, WY, United States

If you would like to obtain this essential oil, visit our product site. Contact us if you have any questions concerning it or you would like to join our mailing list. Next post we look at Dorado Azul.

Till Next time



Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed here does not
constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care. Where essential oils are mentioned, it’s recommended you use only pure, unadulterated therapeutic grade essential oils and follow the safety directions of the manufacturer.

[1] p 2.34, Chapt 7, Essential Oils Desk Reference, 5th Edition








Essential oils of Ecuador – RutaVaLa

Young Living farm in Ecuador

The YL farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador where Ruta Graveolens is grown and distilled for the RutaVaLa oil blend.

Welcome back. Last time round we had a look at Palo Santo. This week we look at a blend – RutaVaLa. – made up of Ruta, Valerian and Lavender. I’m sure you all know people around you who are stressed, anxious, depressed or find it difficult to sleep at night. This oil blend will interest you.

The oil Ruta (Ruta Graveolens) has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, which explains why they use Ruta as a flavouring agent in cheese – it prevents mold.

It also contains Alpha Pinene and Eucalyptol. Alpha Pinene is anti-tumoral, while Eucalyptol is beneficial to people with chronic respiratory stress. It’s also beneficial to people who suffer from Maladaptive Stress Syndrome. This disorder results in what Gary Young refers to as stress allergies. When the body is under stress, allergies manifest (usually food allergies) because the digestive system is compromised and proteins can’t be digested. RutaVaLa helps to alleviate stress allergies. RutaVaLa will lower cortisol and anxiety levels.

Gary Young added Lavender and Valerian. Lavender contains aldehydes and esters which are calming and sedative. Valerian has been investigated for its tranquilising properties. Its key components – Valerenic acid and Valerone – have a calming effect on the central nervous system. The Lavender and Valerian also give the blend a pleasant fragrance, as Ruta on its own has a very strong and not too pleasant odour. So the Lavender and Valerian balance it out.

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Essential oils of Ecuador – Palo Santo

Welcome back !!! And a Happy New Year to you all.

We have a lot of great information to share with you in the coming weeks. We mentioned in our last post, that Gary Young had given a conference call covering topics such as cancer, hormonal inbalances and yeast infections. More recently he gave a conference call talking about Palo Santo and the blend RutaVala.

Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) and Ruta (Ruta graveolens), one of the constituent oils of Rutavala, are both harvested and distilled in Ecuador. So we thought this would be a great opportunity for us to introduce you to the essential oils of Ecuador.

Bursera graveolens

The Frankincense of Ecuador

Palo Santo (which means “Holy Wood”) has many similarities to Frankincense and is used in a similar fashion by the peoples of Ecuador and Peru. Like Frankincense it’s considered a spiritual oil, and the locals use it to drive away negative energies.

Its constituents are similar but Palo Santo has a much higher level of limonene (55-65%), and is high in 1.8 Cineole and Carvacrol. What does that mean for you and me? Palo Santo has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral and immune-stimulating qualities.

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