Botanical/INCI name: eucalyptus globulus leaf oil
Botanical family: myrtaceae
Country of Origin: Australia
This oil is colorless with a strong, fresh, camphoraceous, balsamic, slightly sweet aroma.
Areas of Body Affected: Lungs, urinary tract, cortex of the skin, intestinal tract.
Properties of Oil: General antiseptic, diuretic, healing, anti-depressant, soothing, mental balancing, balsamic, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, stimulant, parasiticide, hypoglycemic, vulnerary.
Physical Conditions: Overwhelm, fatigue, colds, coughs.
Holistic Uses: In Chinese medicine, warm/dry action, metal element, clears Lung phlegm, tonic of Lung Qi, clears dampness and congestion, strengthens Defensive Qi. Relieves melancholy, revives spirit, promotes a wider perspective on life, dispels stagnated feelings. Good for those feeling emotionally constricted, transforms sense of suffocation into expansive renewal, sharpens perceptioN, stimulates the 6th and 7th chakras.
Exceptions: If taken internally, toxic and as little as 3.5 ml has been reported fatal.
Blends Well With: Eucalyptus Blue Gum is a top note and blends well with thyme, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, pine, cedarwood, lemon, and other myrtaceae family oils.
Chemical Components: Cineol (70-85%), pinene (10-12%), globulol (6%), limonene, cymene, phellandrene, terpinene, aromadendrene.
Process of Extraction: Steam distillation from fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs.