Eucalyptus Globulus - EO
Eucalyptus globulus essential oil is antiseptic and respiratory and can also help to maintain healthy joints and muscles.
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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 cool, dark place.
|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. |
|Oil characteristics||A colourless mobile liquid (yellows on ageing), with a harsh camphoraaceous odour and woody-sweet undertone. |
|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. |
|Blends well with||Thyme, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, pine, cedarwood and lemon essential oil. |
|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|