Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil
Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus
Synonyms: Blue gum, blue gum tree, southern blue gum, fever tree, stringy bark.
Plant family: Myrtaceae
Extraction: Steam distillation from the fresh or partly dried leaves and young twigs.
Origin: Native to Tasmania and Australia, cultivated in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, California, Russia & China, – little oil now comes from its native countries.
Plant characteristics: A beautiful, tall evergreen tree stretching up to 90 meters high. The young trees have bluish-green oval leaves while the mature tree trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a smooth , pale grey bark often covered in a white powder.
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil characteristics: A colourless mobile liquid (yellows on ageing), with a harsh camphoraaceous odour and woody-sweet undertone.
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil Traditional use: Traditionally a household remedy in Australia, the leaves and oil are especially good for respiratory ailments such as bronchitis and croup, and the dried leaves are smoked like tobacco for asthma.
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil blends well with: Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine, Cedarwood and Lemon.
Cautions and comments: Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant. Not to be taken internally – as little as 3.5ml can be fatal.
Main chemical constituents: Cineol (70-85%), pinene, limonene, cymene among others.
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.