Eucalyptus globulus is part of the myrtle family, which also includes the Melaleuca varieties. Eucalyptus foliage is unique in that it changes in shape and growth orientation between the juvenile and adult stage. The leaves art juvenile (up to 18 months old) plants are oval in sah;e with a power silver gray color. The adult plant has long leaves that can be up to 15 inches long and are more elongated vs oval. The difference in leaves does not change the oil that is extracted.
Traditional Aromatherapy Use
The cleansing and penetrating properties of Eucalyptus have been known to provide relief for congestion. Has properties that are invigorating and can provide an uplifting sensation when experiencing mild fatigue due trabel or lack of sleep. Is commonly found in topical ointments used for muscle relief.
Tips for Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
Country of Origin, China, Australia
Part of the plant used, Leaves
Method of extraction, Steam Distilled
Interesting Facts about Eucalyptus globulus:
The Didgeridoo wind instrument is primarily made from wood harvested from Eucalyptus tree trunks or large branches.
Craftsman prefer to find trees that have been naturally hollowed out by termites.
All parts of the Eucalyptus plant can be used for dyes. Dye colors include yellow, green, tan, chocolate and deep rust.
Eucalyptus trees are known for using large amounts of water from surrounding soils and have been used to dry out swampy areas prone to Malaria. Mosquito larvae habitats are therefore compromised and can not thrive in these dryer conditions.