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Eucalyptus essential oil is fresh, penetrating and aromatic.
Common Name: Eucalyptus, Globulus
Plant Part: Leaves
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: Blue Gum Tree, Stringy Bark Tree
Origin: Today eucalyptus essential oil is distilled not only in Australia and Tasmania but in Brazil, California, China, India, Portugal, Russia and Spain.
Botanical Description: Very large evergreen tree with pale bark, long straplike leaves, white filamentous flowers and cup-shaped seed capsules.
Method of Extraction: All eucalyptus oils are produced through steam distillation of the fresh leaves. The oil is clear and colorless to pale yellow.
Aroma Profile: Eucalyptus has a fresh, powerful, camphoraceous and cineolic top note, and a diffusive, penetrating middle note. The dry out note is camphoraceous and less tenacious.
Major Constituents: cineol, also known as eucalyptol
Common Adulterants: Not usually adulterated.
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20.
Aroma Benefits: heat-building, warming, confidence building, encouraging, energizing, unblocking, vitalizing, bracing, clarifying, invigorating, cleansing, purifying, refreshing, soothing, mood-lifting, uplifting
Blends Well With: rosemary, camphor, spike lavender, lavandin, lavender, clove, citrus, blends with wintergreen and german chamomile in a massage blend and with peppermint in an invigorating blend.
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: Eucalyptus essential oil is fresh, penetrating and aromatic.