Common Name: Eucalyptus
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus Globulus
Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil is probably most well known for its wonderful benefits for respiratory applications including helping to ease congestion and pressure, colds, flu, fever and bronchitis. It’s also a great essential oil to use in massage or other topical blends to ease muscular pain and arthritis.
Aromatically, Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil has a fresh, woody and bright medicinal aroma. The term camphorous is sometimes used to describe the medicinal characteristics of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. However, it’s the 1,8 cineole that is responsible for giving the oil its distinctive eucalyptus aroma.
Today, the essential oil of Eucalyptus has a multitude of uses given its marvelously versatile nature. It is popular in the food industry as a flavoring, in the fragrance industry and in the industrial setting. At one point in history, it was also a popular insect repellant.