Species Spotlight: Eucalyptus Globulus
17th Apr 2020
The Eucalyptus Globulus, otherwise known as the Tasmanian Blue Gum, is one of the more commonly used species of Eucalyptus to produce oil. Native to Tasmania and Southeastern Australia, it was first introduced to California and Hawaii in 1856 and 1865 respectively.
The scientific name Eucalyptus Globulus is derived from the Latin term globulus, which translates to "a little ball" or "small sphere". It's common name, Tasmanian Blue Gum, is in reference to the sticky-like substance that secretes from the trunk of the Eucalyptus.
The leaves of the Tasmanian Blue Gum are a glossy, dark green color with a thick and leathery texture. When extracted and distilled, the oil carries a refreshing herbaceous aroma with a woody undertone. As an essential oil, this species of Eucalyptus is widely known to help aid in respiratory problems as well as aching muscles or joints.
Respiratory System Aid
Use Eucalyptus Globulus oil to fight morning congestion or the common cold. One of the main chemical components of this species of Eucalyptus is its high content of eucalyptol, making it an excellent product to facilitate easy breathing. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it has been known to ease discomfort due to coughing or shortness of breath.
Consider using Eucalyptus Globulus oil through steam inhalation, diffusers, or in your shower. For steam inhalation, simply add two drops of Eucalyptus Globulus oil to a bowl of hot water. Place your nose at least one foot away from the bowl and inhale. In addition, hanging a fresh Eucalyptus plant in your shower has also become a holistic trend as well a popular aesthetic.
Muscular Aches and Joint Pain
An alternative use for the Eucalyptus Globulus oil is to add several drops in your bath, which is known to help alleviate muscular aches and joint pain. Be sure to add the drops before getting into the bath. Decompress and allow yourself a soothing soak accompanied by the invigorating aroma of Eucalyptus.