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Eucalyptus Essential Oil - Aceite esencial de eucalipto - The botanical name for this most popular Eucalyptus is eucalyptus globulus. Some other Eucalyptus varieties include e.citridora, e. radiata, and e. smithi and are produced in Indonesia, South Africa, and Australia respectively.
The tree that Eucalyptus is distilled from is beautiful. The Eucalyptus is a very tall broadleaf evergreen that can grow up to 250 feet in height. Younger trees have oval bluish-green leaves while mature trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, egg shell colored flowers and a light grey smooth bark.
Commonly Eucalyptus oil is used on skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. It is also very useful to help fight the effects of colds and flu infections. Eucalyptus is also traditionally used as a liniment by applying to sore muscles and joints. Eucalyptus is a welcome addition to insect repellent blends, and is effective against all skin and nail fungus.
Eucalyptus essential oil has long been used in homes in Australia for its properties that include microbial qualities that kill bacteria, virus, and fungus. In Spain, the timber of the Eucalyptus tree was used in construction and those buildings always carry a subtle hint of the aroma as long as they stand.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus Main Constituents: 1,8-Cineole: > 80% Plant Part: Wood and Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid. Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong pungent aroma, Eucalyptus Globulus has an herbaceous scent with woody undertones. Blends With: Basil, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Citronella, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Frankincense, Spearmint and Tea Tree.
Cautions: Eucalyptus should be used in dilution, and avoided during pregnancy.