Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus)


Eucalyptus may also be referred to as Bluegum eucalyptus, Tasmanian bluegum, Southern blue gum, Blue gum. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the leaves.


Several different species of Eucalyptus Essential Oils exist. Eucalyptus globulusis the most commonly available. To differentiate the different Eucalyptus oils available, they typically go by their full botanical name. However, Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil sometimes goes by the name Blue Gum.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Camphoraceous Earthy Fresh Medicinal Soft Woody

  • Common Name(s): Bluegum eucalyptus, Tasmanian bluegum, Southern blue gum, Blue gum
  • Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Eucalyptus
  • Chemical Family: Oxides
  • Major Compounds: 1,8-Cineole, a-Pinene, (+)-Limonene, Globulol, (E)-Pinocarveol
  • Perfumery Note: Middle/Top
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
  • Color: Clear
  • Indigenous Country: Corsica
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Leaves
  • Shelf Life: 4 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Eucalyptus:

Don't use eucalyptus oil if you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

Safety Precautions for Eucalyptus:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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