Eucalyptus Globulus has a high percentage of eucalyptol, which makes is a powerful antimicrobial agent.
Steam distilled from leaves; unrectified
Unsprayed (grown organically but not certified)
1,8 Cineole (Eucalyptol) 66.10%
Eucalyptus Globulus is very similar to Eucalyptus Radiata; they only differ in minor components. Eu.radiata is often preferred for children over the common E.globulus because it is more gentle.
Properties and Usage
Eucalyptus Globulus is an expectorant, mycolytic, is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-aging.
It is useful for respiratory and sinus infections, is a decongestant, is helpful for rheumatism, arthritis, joint and muscle pain.
A study on the effectiveness of Eucalyptus Globulus against dust mites
done at the University of Sydney in Australia by Dr. Tovey used Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil when washing wool, sheets or linens. The study indicated that wool washed with a mixture of detergent and eucalyptus oil actually eliminated up to 95% of the dust mites in the wool. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, concludes that the method is effective, simple, inexpensive and eliminates the need for very hot water.
(see Essential Oil Usage
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil
and apply on area of concern, bottoms of feet or as desired.
According to Tisserand, the maximum dermal use level is 20%, which is 20 drops to a teaspoon.
Eucalyptus Globulus is suitable for internal use within safe parameters. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. Robert Tisserand, aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Safety
says: "Roughly, eucalyptus oil is fatal to humans taken orally at 1ml [20 drops] per age." Click here for more information about internal usage
Maximum adult daily oral dose is 600mg (20 drops). (Tisserand)
1. Eucalyptus Globulus helps with my asthma
. I rub it on my chest area nightly and haven't had to use my rescue inhaler since I started a month ago. - Grace H.
Heritage Essential Oil blend with Eucalyptus Globulus:
The Eu. globulus
variety is not recommended for infants and small children. Robert Tisserand, aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Safety
says: "Roughly, eucalyptus oil is fatal to humans taken orally at 1ml [20 drops] per age."
Avoid contact with the eye. Essential oils are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eye and skin. Essential oils are hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Wiping with carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eye. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney (2013-12-02). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, page 273-273.