Eucalyptus Essential Oil - Organic
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil (Organic)
Eucalyptus essential oil organic has been steam distilled from the leaves & twigs of the tall eucalyptus tree, originating from Spain. Eucalyptus essential oil organic is pale yellow in colour with a fresh, yet sweet aroma and has been certified organic by the Soil Association.
Origin & History
Organic eucalyptus essential oil is distilled from the leaves of eucalyptus trees, which are native to Australia.
Australia is home to almost all 700 species of Eucalyptus tree and around 500 of these species produce the essential oil.
Eucalyptus leaf infusions and the essential oil were traditionally used by the Australian Aborigines as a cure-all tonic.
The eucalyptus tree spread worldwide to Europe, China, Brazil, Greece and India and the essential oil has been widely adopted into traditional medicine all around the world.
Our organic eucalyptus oil is from the eucalyptus globulus variety, which is characterised by high levels of 1,8 cineole and limonene.
Organic eucalyptus oil is often used in blends with other oils and is described to have healing and relaxation properties. Eucalyptus oil is usually used as a top note.
For more information about essential oil notes and blends click here.
Here is a couple of our favourite blends with eucalyptus essential oil:
Cooling mint and eucalyptus
3 drops Cedarwood atlas oil
3 drops Organic Tea Tree oil
3 drops Organic Eucalyptus oil
3 drops Organic Peppermint oil
Refreshing lemon eucalyptus blend:
4 drops Organic Eucalyptus oil
4 drops Organic Lemon oil
2 drops Organic Peppermint oil
How to Store Your Oils:
To store your organic eucalyptus oil, make sure to keep it sealed and out of direct sunlight. This will stop it from degrading over time and help prolong the quality.
Make sure you keep your eucalyptus essential oil out of the reach of children.
Eucalyptus oil can be found across a broad range of industries and is particularly popular in cosmetics, household cleaners and cold and flu relief treatments, to name a few.
Eucalyptus oil is also an ingredient in one of our favourite common cold treatments: Vicks Vaporub. Also, using eucalyptus essential oil in an essential oil diffuser is a popular home remedy for the common cold.
Eucalyptus essential oil has also been shown to have antiviral effects. A 2013 study showed that eucalyptus oil was effective against E. Coli and Influenza A viruses when diffused in the air.
Another study showed that eucalyptus essential oil can be effective in relieving pain.
Due to its high concentration of cineol, the oil has antimicrobial properties and can be a perfect addition to your cosmetic formulations. You can add eucalyptus essential oil organic to your soap, shampoo, lotion or body butters for the classic eucalyptus scent.
Organic eucalyptus oil should be diluted with a carrier oil before skin application as it can cause skin irritation and sensitivity. Our eucalyptus oil is not suitable for consumption or any internal use and should be stored out of reach of children.
For safety information and safe dilution rates, use our technical documents found here.
The safe dilution rates are given in the IFRA document. There are different dilutions for different applications, for example soaps and shampoos are category 9. There is a full list of the IFRA categories and what they mean on the last pages of the IFRA document.
What is organic eucalyptus oil good for?
Organic eucalyptus oil has a fantastic scent and is great in essential oil diffusers, soaps and other cosmetics. Eucalyptus essential oil can also be used in an essential oil diffuser as a remedy for the common cold, and to relieve pain.
Which type of eucalyptus oil is best?
Eucalyptus globulus is the best type of eucalyptus essential oil for most applications. It has a fresh eucalyptus scent and is good value for money.
Can you put pure eucalyptus oil on skin?
Organic eucalyptus essential oil is a pure essential oil and should not be applied to the skin as it can cause skin irritation if applied undiluted.
What is organic eucalyptus?
Organic eucalyptus essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves & twigs of the tall evergreen, eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus organic essential oil is pale yellow in colour with a fresh and sweet aroma.
Which essential oils blend well with organic eucalyptus essential oil?Eucalyptus oil blends particularly well with Lemon essential oil as it creates a citrusy and sweet scent with a woody aroma. Peppermint essential oil is also often used in blends with eucalyptus oil as it is known to be good for clearing congestion.
To see the full range of technical documents available for our organic eucalyptus essential oil, click here