Family: Myrtaceae (shrubs and trees)
Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves
Volatility: Top note
Colour: Clear to slightly yellow
Aroma: Strong heavy camphoraceous, with typical eucalyptus aroma
Oxides – 1,8 cineole (76-88%)
Alcohols – globulol (5-7%)
Terpenes - Sesquiterpenes – aromadendrene (3 -7%), allo-aromadendrene (2%)
Cautions / Safety Data
Not for internal use. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Avoid use with high blood pressure. Use sparingly with asthma and other severe respiratory conditions. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Eucalyptus is one of the most widely known and used oils by herbalists, home remedy DIY and pharmaceutical OTC as a powerful remedy to combat colds, and clear the respiratory system. Dr. Jean Valnet states that a 2-3 % solution sprayed in the air will kill 70 % of airborne germs.
The derivative 1,8 cineol ( eucalyptol) was one of the first naturally occurring chemicals to be isolated and synthesized for mass commercial use.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.