The Australian tree can grow to around 370 feet. The eucalyptus essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the oil-rich twigs and leaves. There are many varieties of the eucalyptus but just a few are used in aromatherapy. The most common one is the eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptus has a sharp, clearing and camphor like aroma, the eucalyptus oil has a top note. Use with lemon or lavender essential oil as a room freshner. The wood of the eucalyptus was used on fires by the Aborigines for cooking to flavour food.Latin name:
Myrtaceae.Plant part used:
The tree and leaves are used.Extraction:
By the steam distillation of the leaves and tree parts.Aroma:
A clear and sharp, piercing aroma.Blends well with:
Basil, cedarwood, lemon, vertivert, peppermint, bergamot, cypress, grapefruit
, lavender, mandarin, juniper, marjoram, orange, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree and clary sage.For clearing negativity.
The powerful, camphoraceous fragrance creates an invigorating and clean atmosphere while helping to destroy airborne bacteria. A good antiseptic, so recommended as an addition to cleaning solutions.Oil combinations:
Juniper berry oil will add a clean scent, and lavender oil will soften the aroma and will help to enhance the harmony of the blend. Place a few drops in an oil burner or a dish of hot water over a radiator to help disinfect a room.