Common name: Eucalyptus Oil
Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
Habitat regions: Australia and Tasmania but now Mediterranean, California, India, South Africa
Common method of extraction: Steam distillation
Part of plant used: Leaves
Scent: Fresh, Woody, Sweet and Camphorous
Combines well with: Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Thyme
Description: Eucalyptus tree (also known as fever or gum tree) originates from Australia and Tasmania and it is described as a quick grower tree which may reach 100 meters height or some species even more! The leaves of the plant were used by the ancient Aborigines for healing. The name “Eucalyptus” derives from the greek “eu-calyptus” which means well-covered. The Eucalyptus essential oil has a strong aroma, great balancing effects, powerful antiseptic, antiviral and stimulant attributes and it is well known as a natural insect repellent.
Eucalyptus oil properties
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Precautions: Eucalyptus oil is very toxic and thus it is used only externally in diluted form. Moreover, special attention should be given when used by people with high blood pressure, babies, children and women during the 3 first months of pregnancy.