Eucalyptus oil is made from leaves of selected eucalyptus tree species. The trees belong to the plant familyMyrtaceae, which is native to Australia, Tasmania and nearby islands. There are more than 500 eucalypti species, but essential oils ofEucalyptus salicifoliaandEucalyptus globulus (which is also called fever tree or gum tree) are retrieved for their medicinal properties.
Aside from extracting their essential oils, the bark of the eucalyptus tree is used for papermaking and the wood is used in Australia as fuel and timber.
The main constituents of Eucalyptus Oil are:
Country of Origin: China Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Globulus Family Name: Myrtaceae INCI: Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil Common Names: Blue Gum Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus 80/85, Gum Tree, Tasmanian Blue Gum Parts Used: Leaf and Twigs Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Scent: Strong, Clear, Sharp, Fresh, Herbaceous with Woody Undertones