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Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus Globulus


Pure, Therapeutic Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil, also called Tasmanian Blue Gum

Botanical name : Eucalyptus globulus

Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / fresh leaves

Aroma : Pungent eucalyptus odor, slightly camphoraceous

Note classification :   Top       Odor Intensity :   5

Key constituents : 1,8 Cineole (Eucalyptol)  70%, Alpha pinene, Limonene, Trans-pinocarvol, Aromadendrene, Globulol        

Plant description : Botanical family : Myrtacaceae        Indigenous to Australia, Eucalyptus globulus trees are now also cultivated in Portugal, Spain, Africa and China. They are evergreens that grow 100-180 feet in height, with dark green leaves and cream colored flowers. Also called Blue Gum, Eucalyptus Globulus produces broad juvenile leaves which are covered in a blue-gray waxy "bloom". The mature leaves are characteristically narrow and have a dark green sheen.

Regions of Production :  South Africa

Growing Practices :  Leaves are harvested from trees grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Properties :  Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycemic, rubefacient, vermifuge, vulnerary   (Battaglia, 2003).   Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits : Beneficial during cold and flu season, respiratory and sinus infections, bronchitis, as a decongestant and as a mouth rinse. Soothes sore muscles and joints. Promotes wound healing.

Fragrant influences:  Energizing, clears the mind. Promotes a sense of well being, purification, freedom.

Modes of Administration : 1) Diffusion, 2) Direct inhalation, often used in an inhaler, 3) Diluted in carrier oil or lotion for sore muscle massage, 4) Added to carrier and applied to upper lip or chest for relief of respiratory congestion

Safety : Not for internal use. Do not use for babies or small children. Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are epileptic, or if you have high blood pressure.

Blends well with : Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Lemon.

History / Fun Facts : Also called Blue gum, Eucalyptus Globulus produces broad juvenile leaves which are covered in a blue-gray waxy “bloom”. The mature leaves are narrow and have a dark green sheen. A powerful insect repellant, Eucalyptus Globulus trees were introduced to parts of Africa to stem the spread of malaria. The trees are now also grown there commercially.

Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the oils in the legendary Four Thieves Vinegar oil blend.  The oil is said to have been used by a band of thieves during the 15th Century Bubonic Plague. The men rubbed the oil all over themselves, and were protected from their infected victims.  Look for TIMELESS Thieves Oil, our version of this classic blend.

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic essential oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. 


References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016)

Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Tourles, Stephanie L, Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.

United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1  Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016)


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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