Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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Also known as the blue gum or Tasmanian Blue, this is the most common eucalyptus species in the world. The leaves of this Australian native are extremely rich in eucalyptol, yielding an essential oil that contains about 70% of this organic compound. Also known as 1,8-cineole and cajeputol, eucalyptol is an ingredient in cough medicines and eucalyptus oil is commonly found in muscle-warming ointments.

Bulk Eucalyptus Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleInternal use is not recommended.
safetyAvoid during pregnancy and while nursing, or if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. The strong scent may cause headache in some people. Dilute before using topically to avoid skin irritation.
flash point117°F/47°C
fragrance note classification top

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaPale yellow with a clean and penetrating aroma with fresh notes.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or vaporize to ease respiratory symptoms. The scent is also reputed to enhance concentration.
cosmetics / personal careMix with coconut oil (in a semi-solid state) and apply to sore muscles and joints. May also be applied as a chest rub.
massage / bath / spaAdd a few drops to the bath water.
wellnessAdd a few drops to mouthwash to use as a gargle.
industrialEucalyptus essential oil is used in the fragrance, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
householdCombine with hot water and white vinegar to make a natural household cleaner.

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what else you should know

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Eucalyptus oil comes from the leaf of the Eucalyptus globulus tree, which is indigenous to Australia and is the favorite food of the koala bear.

The oil is a common ingredient in salves and creams. It is also used in ointments that are applied to the chest and under the nose to loosen congestion, including the traditional medicated ointment known as Vicks VapoRub.

Eucalyptus oil is also found in cough syrups and cough drops and, because it contains an antibacterial agent called cineole, it is added to mouthwashes, such as Listerine.

Here’s more ideas on how to use eucalyptus oil all around the house:

  • Combine 2-3 drops with 1 tsp. shea butter or coconut oil and use as a chest rub to make breathing easier.
  • Add 5-6 drops to a pan or bowl of hot water. Then make a “tent” over your head with a towel and breathe in the vapors. You’ll get relief from a stuffy nose and a facial at the same time!
  • Mix 10-15 drops with ½ cup Epsom salts and pour into a tub of hot water for a relaxing bath experience.
  • Soak tired feet in hot water that contains a few drops of oil.
  • Blend 10-15 drops with 1 oz. sweet almond oil and massage into sore muscles and joints.
  • Add a few drops to a diffuser or electric oil warmer to create a soothing environment.
  • Combine 25-30 drops with ½ cup white vinegar and 1 ½ cups water in a spray bottle. Use as an after-shower spray on tile to help prevent mildew buildup.
  • Place a few drops directly on stubborn, hard-to-remove labels and stickers to help dissolve the glue.
  • Add a few drops to your shampoo to stimulate your scalp, fight dandruff and to add shine to hair.
  • Add a few drops to a small bottle of water with a mister and use as a natural air freshener.

  • for educational purposes only

    This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
    This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    please be advised: 
    Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
    especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.