Eucalyptus Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves and branches of the eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus globulus), a tall, evergreen tree that is native to Australia but is now grown in many parts of the world. The tree can grow up to 90 meters tall and has long, narrow leaves and white or cream-colored flowers. The steam distillation process extracts a colorless to pale yellow oil from the leaves and branches.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil has a strong, fresh, camphoraceous aroma and is commonly used in aromatherapy and as a natural remedy for respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. It’s also believed to have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, which make it beneficial for treating skin conditions, headaches, and muscle pain.
Botanical Name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill
CAS# : 8000-48-4
Origin : Australia
Method of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Source : Leaves and Branches
Solubility : Ether, Ethanol, Chloroform, Glacial Acetic Acid, Oils, Fats and Paraffins
Color & Odor : Colorless mobile liquid (yellow with age) with a penetrating, camphoraceous, woody-sweet scent
Constituents : 8-cineol and α-pinene
Specific Gravity : 0.8491 and 0.8455
Flash Point : 55°c
Optical Rotation : 0 to + 10
Major Constituents : 8-cineol and α-pinene
Eucalyptus Essential Oil can be used in a variety of applications and has many benefits, some of the most common include:
- Aromatherapy: Eucalyptus oil has a strong, fresh, camphoraceous aroma that can help reduce anxiety, stress and tension, and it’s believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body.
- Topical application: Eucalyptus oil can be applied to the skin to help with various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
- Respiratory relief: Eucalyptus oil can be inhaled or applied topically to help with respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and coughs.
- Pain relief: Eucalyptus oil can be used topically to help with headaches, sore muscles and other types of pain.
- Personal care: Eucalyptus oil can be added to soaps, lotions, and other personal care products for its scent and its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cleaning: Eucalyptus oil can be added to cleaning products for its natural deodorizing and cleaning properties.
- Immune system support: Eucalyptus oil can help support the immune system.
- Insect repellent: Eucalyptus oil can be used as a natural insect repellent.
It’s important to note that Eucalyptus Essential Oil should be used with caution as it can be strong and may irritate the skin if used in high concentrations. Always consult a healthcare professional before using any essential oil.