Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Plant part: Leaves
Aromatic scent: Refreshing, medicinal, sweet, woody
Blends well with: Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint, Basil
Volume: 10 ml
It is native to Australia, but its cultivation has spread to other countries like China, India and South Africa. Eucalyptus is grown in well drained sandy soils. Its tree can grow up to 300 feet with cream coloured flowers. It is commonly known as the fever tree, blue gum tree or stringy bark tree. It is used as pulpwood for the production of paper and raw materials as well as many other commercial purposes due to its scent and antibacterial properties.
Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil has one of the best anti-septic properties. When exposed to air, an ozone layer is formed over it making it a very strong antiseptic that can be used to treat burns, wounds, ulcers and insect bites and stings. It is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature so massaging it on sore muscles helps relieve pain and stress from that area. It also relieves joint pain for those suffering from arthritis and sprained ligaments or tendons. It can help you treat sinus allergies and strong fevers. When diffused in the air, Eucalyptus essential oil clears out sinus congestion, breathing difficulties and relieves headaches caused by sinusitis. Due to its antifungal properties it can also be used to treat infected toe nails, athlete’s foot and cold sores.