Green Valley Aromatherapy

Eucalyptus, globulus

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General Properties

  • analgesic
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • decongestant
  • deodorant
  • expectorant
  • immuno-stimulant
  • stimulant
Origin: China. Steam distilled from the leaf. Top note.


Eucalyptus, globulus (blue gum variety) is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree to produce an oil that is pale yellow in color. Its countries of origin include Australia, Tasmania, China and Brazil. Its main chemical constituents are eucalyptol (about 80%), ethyl alcohol, amyl alcohol and aromadendrene.

Eucalyptus, globulus is an antiseptic, analgesic and expectorant. It is also effective at balancing or re-equilibrating energy imbalances in individuals. As an antiseptic, it can help with infectious diseases of the respiratory system while its expectorant qualities can help with asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis. It is also thought to be an immune booster. Avoid this oil near the nostrils of infants and young children as there is a risk of spasm of the glottis due to the cooling effect on the respiratory system. Combined with Bergamot it is used for the treatment of cold sores caused by the virus herpes simplex, and also for the blisters occurring in shingles (which are caused by the same virus as chickenpox).

Blends well with Coriander, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Thyme and Pine.

Specific Cautions

Avoid with small children, high blood pressure and epilepsy. Avoid during pregnancy.


Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.