Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus

Oil Overview

Eucalyptus essential oil has a fresh, medicinal, woody, earthy odour and is clear having thin viscosity.

Oil Sources

Originating in China it is now common through Europe and Australasia.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Cineole, Pinene, Globulol, Camphene, Limonene, Pinocarvone.


Earthy, Medicinal/Camphorous, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antibacterial, Anti inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Decongestant, Deodorant, Stimulant

Possible Uses

Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Chest Infection, Colds and Flu, Expectorant, Respiration, Scar Tissue, Skin Infection, Wounds


May Overstimulate Nervous System, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers, Not Suitable for Children

Detail of Warnings

It should be used in dilution.
It should be avoided during pregnancy.
Eucalyptus oil products should never be applied to the face of an infant or small child because they can cause asthma like reactions.
Do not use if you have digestive problems, inflammation of the stomach or intestines, a biliary duct disorder, or liver disease.

Compatible Combination Oils

Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine, Rosewood, Thyme


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