A majestic evergreen tree that grows up to 90 meters tall, the ‘Blue Gum’ Eucalyptus is native to Australia, particularly Tasmania, and is the most well known of the Eucalyptus varieties. When the term ‘Eucalyptus oil’ is used without mention of a species, this is usually the one. Of the 500 types of Eucalyptus tree species that yield an essential oil, Eucalyptus globulus is the most common for medicinal purposes due to its high cineole content.
About the Plant
Steam-distilled from the leaves of organically cultivated Corsican Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees, this oil is light-weight, clear, and slightly blue-tinted. It has a camphoraceous odor and a woody-sweet undertone. We also have the slightly sweeter Eucalyptus Radiata (Narrow Leaf) variety available.
This essential oil has traditionally been used to help mitigate infectious conditions.