Eucalyptus globulus


Eucalyptus globulus, sometimes called Blue Gum, is the most common of the 500 different species of Eucalyptus which produce some type essential oil. We call each species of eucalyptus by their full botanical names to differentiate between those species.

Eucalyptus globulus is renown for its effective benefits for respiratory applications which include the relief of congestion and pressure, colds, flu, fever and bronchitis.

There are 3 categories of Eucalyptus: 1. Medicinal  2. Industrial  3. Perfumery     Eucalyptus globulus is part of category 1, medicinal.

Botanical Name

Eucalyptus globulus

Plant Family


Country of Origin

Spain, China, Australia, Portugal, Brazil, India

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used






Perfumery Note

Top – Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil smells fresh, medicinal, woody and earthy.

Possible Substitute Oils

Niaouli (1,8-cineole CT), bay laurel, cajeput, ravintsara (1,8-cineole CT), ravensara (1,8-cineole CT), cardamom, rosemary (1,8-cineole CT), myrtle, sage (1,8-cineole CT)

Blends Well With

Bay laurel, bergamot, blue cypress, cajeput, cedarwood, camphor, chamomile (German, Roman), geranium, ginger, grapefruit, peppermint, lavender, lemon, juniper, lemongrass, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, ravintsara, rosemary, sage, melaleuca (tea tree), tangerine, thyme

GRAS status


Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses

Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anesthetic, antiviral, antineuralgic, arthritis, balance blood-sugar levels, bronchitis, catarrh, cyctitis, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, infectious disease, supports normal respiration, reduces fevers, insect repellent, muscle aches and pains, nervine (calms and soothes the nerves), reduces abnormal bone growth, respiratory infection, promotes oral cleanliness, wound healing, eases cough, sinusitis, stimulating, invigorating, refreshing, aids concentration, combats negative emotions, relieves mental exhaustion, rheumatism, urinary infection, parasitic infection.

Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 585-586.

Major Constituents for Eucalyptus globulus

  • 1,8-Cineole
  • a-Pinene
  • (+)-Limonene
  • Beta-Pinene
  • Para-Cymene

See Essential Oil Safety for a more complete list of typical constituents.

Source: B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1981-1987 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1989), 199-200. B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1993), 122-125. Sources cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 272.

Eucalyptus Globulus Safety Information

Tisserand and Young indicate that due to its 1,8 cineole content, Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil may cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. They caution against using Eucalyptus Globulus Oil on or near the face of children under 10. Their dermal maximum recommendation is 20%. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 273.] Eucalyptus Oil is very toxic when taken orally (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 141.]

Recommended Dilution Range

3%-33%; neat for some conditions

General Safety Information

Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC as to the medicinal value of any products from Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.


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