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Eucalyptus Essential Oil (eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (eucalyptus globulus)

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: Eucalyptus globulus.

Family: 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.