Eucalyptus (Globulus) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Eucalyptus globulus
Country of Origin:
Portugal
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Oxides
84.24%
Sesquiterpenes
8.77%
Monoterpenes
4.10%
Primary Constituents
eucalyptol
84.24%
alpha copaene
6.17%
beta caryophyllene
1.89%
limonene
1.63%
p cymol
1.50%
  • 8oz -
    $40.48
  • 16oz -
    $69.13
  • 1Kg -
    $113.42
  • Sample -
    $0.99
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Wholesale Certified Organic Blue Gum Eucalyptus Essential Oil

100% pure Blue Gum Eucalyptus Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves of Eucalyptus globulus trees grown in Corsica. This is the finest Blue Gum Eucalyptus we've ever tried. Many Eucalyptus globulus oils are rectified or re-distilled for manufacturing. This Corsican oil is in its natural, most-therapeutic state, having a bright, fresh, full-bodied aroma. Our Blue Gum Eucalyptus Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.

ABOUT THE OIL

A majestic evergreen tree that grows up to 90 meters tall, the 'Blue Gum' Eucalyptus is native to Australia, and 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 cineol (or eucalyptol) content. This oil is light weight, clear, and slightly blue-tinted. It is steam-distilled from the leaves of organically cultivated Corsican Eucalyptus trees.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Blue Gum Eucalyptus exhibits a distinctly green, menthol top note, a camphorus middle note and a deeply woody and slightly sweet undertone. This oil blends well with Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine Cedarwood and Lemon. We also have the slightly sweeter, citrus-like Eucalyptus radiata (Narrow Leaf) variety available.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Astringent, Decongestant, Deodorant, Diuretic, Expectorant
  • Cineol vapor on the nasal passages allows for easier and deeper breathing
  • Cleansing in spaces of conflict and negative energy – “restores vitality and positive outlook”
  • “gives us, inwardly, ‘room to breathe’”

From The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide1:

  • Tonic and regulating properties
  • Can be used as a cooling compress to relieve fever, aches, and pains
  • Provides powerful respiratory support and expectorant properties

Eucalyptus in Research

Eucalyptol (1,8-cineol) is one of the most common and most therapeutic compounds found in essential oils. Named after eucalyptus, it is one of the primary components of eucalyptus oil, making up over 80% of both varieties of the eucalyptus oils we carry. Eucalyptol has been extensively studied in scientific research and has been reported to have strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-blocking)3, antimicrobial4, antioxidant5, anti-ulcer6, and asthma relieving properties7,8.

Summary of Research Studies

  • Eucalyptol had significant anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-blocking), and sedative effects in mice.3
  • Eucalyptus essential oil has been reported to have anti-microbial, fungicidal, insecticidal/insect repellent, herbicidal, acaricidal and nematocidal activities and has been proposed as an effective natural alternative to traditional pesticides.4
  • Both the eucalyptus radiata and globulus varieties showed significant antioxidant and antibacterial activity in vitro.5
  • Cineol (eucalyptol) administered to rats significantly decreased the formation and severity of ulcers in the colon, confirming "the anti-inflammatory action of 1,8-cineole and [suggesting] its potential value as a dietary flavoring agent in the prevention of gastrointestinal inflammation and ulceration."6
  • Application of eucalyptol to human cell culture showed a significant decrease in the production of cell-signaling proteins that cause inflammation airway mucus hypersecretion. The authors suggest that this is evidence that eucalyptol may have a role as a "long-term treatment to reduce exacerbations in asthma, sinusitis, and COPD."7
  • In a clinical trial with patients with steroid-dependent bronchial asthma, daily doses of eucalyptol led to a significant decrease in the patients' dependency on the steroid prednisone to treat their asthma symptoms.8

Application and Use

Safety

Externally non-toxic and when in water dilution Eucalyptus oil is a non-sensitizing non-irritant. NOT FOR INTERNAL USE; ingestion of as little as 3.1oz has been reported fatal. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Stiles, K. G. The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide: Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy. Page Street Publishing, 2017.

3 Santos, F. A. & Rao, V. S. N. “Anti-inflammatory and Antinociceptive Effects of 1,8-Cineole a Terpenoid Oxide Present in Many Plant Essential Oils.” Phytotherapy Research, vol. 14, no. 4, June 2000, pp. 240–244., doi:10.1002/1099-1573(200006)14:43.0.co;2-x.

4 Batish, Daizy R., et al. “Eucalyptus Essential Oil as a Natural Pesticide.” Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 256, no. 12, 10 Dec. 2008, pp. 2166–2174., doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2008.08.008.

5 Luís, Ângelo, et al. “Chemical Composition, Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Anti-Quorum Sensing Activities of Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oils.” Industrial Crops and Products, vol. 79, Jan. 2016, pp. 274–282., doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.10.055.

6 Santos, F. “1,8-Cineole (Eucalyptol), a Monoterpene Oxide Attenuates the Colonic Damage in Rats on Acute TNBS-Colitis.” Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 42, no. 4, 2004, pp. 579–584., doi:10.1016/j.fct.2003.11.001.

7 Juergens, Uwe R., et al. “Inhibitory Activity of 1,8-Cineol (Eucalyptol) on Cytokine Production in Cultured Human Lymphocytes and Monocytes.” Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, vol. 17, no. 5, 2004, pp. 281–287., doi:10.1016/j.pupt.2004.06.002.

8 Juergens, U. R., et al. “Anti-Inflammatory Activity of 1.8-Cineol (Eucalyptol) in Bronchial Asthma: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial.” Respiratory Medicine, vol. 97, no. 3, 2003, pp. 250–256., doi:10.1053/rmed.2003.1432.