Eucalyptus Smithii | Latin Name: Eucalyptus Smithii | Family: Myrtaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Leaves
This Essential Oil is a very pale yellow oil with a camphoraceous, woody, sharp aroma – typically eucalyptus.
This tall, elegant tree is to be found in Southern Europe and the Southern Hemisphere. The pale green-grey leaves are distilled to produce this powerful, yet gentle oil. Koala bears in Australia regularly strip the silver-grey bark of the tree. There are over 700 species of which at least 500 produce essential oil. Many have been extracted for experimental purposes. They can be divided into two categories – Medicinal oils and industrial oils both containing different chemical makeups.