Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Country of Origin: South Africa
Plant Part: Leaves
Distillation Method: Steam
About the Oil
A majestic evergreen tree that grows up to 90 meters tall, the 'Blue Gum' Eucalyptus is native to Australia, and particularly Tasmania and is the most well known of the Eucalyptus varieties. When the term 'Eucalyptus oil' is used without mention of a species, this is usually the one. Of the 500 types of Eucalyptus tree species that yield an essential oil, Eucalyptus globulus is the most common for medicinal purposes due to its high cineol (or eucalyptol) content.
This oil is light weight, clear, and slightly blue-tinted. It is steam-distilled from the leaves of naturally cultivated Corsican Eucalyptus trees.
This Blue Gum Eucalyptus exhibits a distinctly green, menthol top note, a camphorus middle note and a deeply woody and slightly sweet undertone.
This oil blends well with Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine Cedarwood and Lemon.
We also have the slightly sweeter, citrus-like Eucalyptus radiata (Narrow Leaf) variety available.
A common household remedy in Australia, the primary use of Eucalyptus essential oil is to support respiration by clearing any blockages or congestion.
It has also been used to treat infectious conditions accompanied by fever, including cholera, malaria, and typhoid.
For further information, please see Eucalyptus Radiata.