You are on page 1of 4


LATIN NAME Eucalyptus globulus There are many different species, of which at least 500 produce an essential oil. Myrtaceae Tasmanian blue gum or blue gum Colourless, turns pale yellow with age Watery Clear, sharp, piercing / very distinctive smell / strong camphorous odour Top


COUNTRIES OF PRODUCTION Originally from Australia and Tasmania, but introduced to many other countries , now cultivated in Brazil, China, Spain, California, India PARTS USED EXTRACTION METHOD YIELD Fresh or partially dried leaves & young twigs Steam distillation 1.8 2%

BLENDS WELL WITH Benzoin, coriander, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, Melissa, pine, cajeput, thyme, cedarwood, marjoram, cypress, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree

MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTS Cineol (70 85%), pinene, limonene, cymene, phellandrene, terpinene, camphene, citronellal, fenchene, aromadendrene, WARNINGS & CONTRA INDICATIONS Use with care Irritating to the skin Always dilute well Potent a little goes a long way Two drops in a bath will suffice Use sparingly in blends to avoid overpowering the other eos Avoid in early pregnancy and topically throughout pregnancy Excessive use may cause headaches Do not place any eucalyptus product near an infants nose or chest a risk of choking because of the fast cooling effect it has on the respiratory system WARNING Toxic if taken internally WARNING - Do not use if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy In dilution externally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising


THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES Analgesic, anaesthetic, anti-rheumatic, anti-neuralgic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, vermifuge, parasiticide, rubifacient, depurative, vulnerary, febrifuge, stimulant THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS EMOTIONAL Refreshing & stimulating To help with explosive, heated emotions & irrational thinking Soothing calming effect on the whole body CIRCULATION Excellent for poor circulation GENITO-URINARY Cystitis Leucorrhoea NERVOUS SYSTEM Debility Headaches Neuralgia RESPIRATORY Traditionally one of the most valuable oils for treating respiratory conditions Increases the oxygen to the body Suitable for muscular soreness, rheumatism Headaches Nervous exhaustion The active property of 1,8-cineole reduces swelling of mucous membranes & aids in the loosening of phlegm, thus making breathing easier Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis Throat infections Soothes inflammation & eases mucous, clearing the head from the stuffiness of colds & hay fever SKIN Use on herpes For preventing bacterial growth Bactericidal & antiseptic properties make it suitable for treating skin lesions (in dilution) Athletes foot Insect bites Parasitic conditions ringworm, head lice Soothing for shingles & herpes General skin care burns, blisters, herpes, cuts, wounds, skin infections, insect bites


STRUCTURAL Warming oil when used for muscular aches & pains Rheumatoid arthritis Sprains Muscle aches due to poor circulation OTHER Chicken pox Colds Epidemics Flu Measles Effective insect repellent Effective against bacteria especially staphylococci

METHODS OF APPLICATION AEROSOL Vapour form Sneezing Hay fever Flu Respiratory problems Insect repellent Often used in hospitals to aid the sick deodorises the atmosphere and acts as a bactericidal fumigating agent Vaporiser or bowl of hot water Stuffy nose Lingering cough During the day a handkerchief with oil on can be used for inhalation purposes Nebulizers Sneezing Hay fever Flu Respiratory problems Insect repellant


BATH / FOOT BATH Bath Arthritis Asthma Bronchitis Mucous congestion Colds Headaches Rheumatism Sinusitis Catarrh Fatigue Muscular pains & soreness Sitz bath Urinary tract infections CREAM OR MASSAGE OIL Massage oil Warming effect for muscular pains & stiffness Arthritis Asthma Bronchitis Mucous congestion Colds Headaches Rheumatism Sinusitis Catarrh Fatigue COMPRESS