Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Part of Plant: Leaf
Size: 1/3 oz. (10 ml)
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Precautions: Do not use internally. Externally: non-toxic, non-irritant (in dilution) and non-sensitizing. Some authorities recommend avoiding during pregnancy. Use with caution on small children: see Gully Gum Eucalyptus.
For more information, see Blue Gum Eucalyptus oil profile.
Cathy’s Comments: The eucalyptus oils are ones almost everyone has heard about: great for relieving respiratory conditions and coughs, fighting infections, alleviating headaches. pain and inflammation, and boosting mental clarity. The most common of the many species made into essential oils isE. globulus, or Blue Gum Eucalyptus. This particular essential oil is non-rectified (meaning it was only distilled once and has ALL the components that it should for aroma-therapeutic use) and has a more full-bodied aroma than cheaper oils that have been rectified to standardize the cineole content.