Eucalyptus Globulus


Also known as Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eucalyptus Globulus is native to Tasmania, an Australian island. It is grown in Spain, Portugal, Chile, some parts of California (first introduced 1856), Hawaii (first introduced 1865), and many countries. It is one of the first “tree” type eucalyptus planted in other countries and is the genus used the most worldwide.

About Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus trees are fast-growing and can reach heights up to about 87 feet tall. The flower is a favorite of bees and hummingbirds, rich in nectar, and is used to make honey.

The Eucalyptus globulus tree is quite tolerant and adaptive to varying temperatures but grows best in temperatures ranging from 20 °F to 85 °F with heavy rainfall. Trees are planted as windbreaks, sound/sight barriers, and to prevent soil erosion. Its wood is harvested for firewood, lumber (for fence posts, poles, and crates), pulpwood, and charcoal. (1) (2)

Eucalyptus globulus is in the Myrtaceae family of plants. Its foliage is dark bluish-green and unpalatable to farm animals. The essential oil is steam distilled from its leaves and the primary constituent is the oxide 1,8 cineole or just Cineole. This component gives the resulting essence its pungent, medicinal aroma.

Eucalyptus globulus is most effective as an antimicrobial agent, immune stimulant, decongestant, and topical pain reliever. It is also useful for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. (3) (4)

Benefits of Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus is effective in the following uses:

  • Decongestant
    Cough suppressant
    Immune stimulant
    Pain reliever
    Wound healing
    Boost mental clarity

How to Use Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

Diffuse – Place 10 to 15 drops in a diffuser. Diffuse 15 minutes every two hours during the day.

Inhale – From bottle or lid 2 to 3 times a day. Place 2 drops on a cotton ball and inhale. Rub 1 to 2 drops on hand, hold near the face (avoid touching face), and inhale. Use up to 5 drops in a vaporizer reservoir before turning it on.

Mist – Add 40 to 50 drops to a half cup of water. Shake vigorously before each use and apply lightly to areas of concern. Avoid getting it in the eyes.

Rub – Place 20 to 50 drops in about 2 tablespoons (1 fl.oz.) of massage cream or oil and let sit for 5 minutes. Rub on as needed to help reduce pain from sore muscles.

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