Eucalyptus Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Eucalyptus (From Greek eu 'well' and kalypto 'to cover'-because of the lid formed around the flower in bud) globulus (the buds look like a small globe)
EXTRACTION: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: Eucalyptus globulus is a large evergreen tree originating in Tasmania and now can be found all over the world. The tree has bluish-green, long and narrow leaves and white-yellow flowers. When the leaves are steam distilled they produce a colourless essential oil with a sharp, camphorous, sweet and woody scent. The main use for this oil is found in pharmaceutical products including cough drops and vaporizers. The essential oil is also used in aromatherapy due to its purifying and clarifying abilities.
KEY COMPONENTS: Pinene, 1, 8 cineole, limonene, globulol, aromadendrene