Eucalyptus Globulus (Blue Gum) Leaf Oil
The blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) is an evergreen native to Australia. Of over 300 Eucalyptus species, this is the most widely cultivated for use in essential oil production. Mature trees grow up to 55 meters tall, with long, fragrant yellowy-green pointed leaves. The bark is also notable for its tendency to shed in long strips. Leaves are steam distilled to produce Eucalyptus globulus essential oil, which is the primary source of eucalyptus oil in the world.
Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
Other names: Tasmanian blue gum, Southern blue-gum
Main constituents: eucalyptol, ethyl alcohol, amyl alcohol, camphene, eudesmol, phellandrene, pinene, aromadendrene