Pure, Therapeutic Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil, also called Tasmanian Blue Gum
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / Fresh Leaves
Pungent eucalyptus odor, slightly camphoraceous
1.8 Cineole (86%), Alpha pinene, Beta pinene, Limonene, Trans-pinocarvol, Aromadendrene, Globulol
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
Leaves are harvested from trees grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
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.
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.
Energizing, clears the mind. Promotes a sense of well being, purification, freedom.
Modes of Administration
2) Direct inhalation, often used in an inhaler
3) Add to carrier oil or lotion for massage of sore muscles
4) Dilute with carrier and apply to upper lip or chest to relieve congestion
Blends well with
Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Lemon.
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.
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. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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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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)
TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.