Eucalyptus is a popular ingredient in perfumery known for its fresh, cooling, and invigorating aroma. Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, primarily through steam distillation. Eucalyptus globulus, commonly known as the Tasmanian bluegum or southern bluegum, is native to southeastern Australia. It is primarily found in the states of Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and parts of southeastern Queensland.
The Eucalyptus genus is diverse, with various species found across Australia, but Eucalyptus globulus is one of the most widely known and cultivated species. It has been introduced to many other parts of the world with suitable climates, such as Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and parts of Asia, where it is grown for its timber, ornamental value, and essential oil production. Our Eucalyptus is sourced from South Africa, where it was introduced and began being grown in South Africa during the mid-19th century. The first introduction of Eucalyptus species to South Africa is credited to the botanist and explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker, who brought seeds of Eucalyptus globulus from Tasmania and planted them in the Cape of Good Hope in the early 1860s.
Eucalyptus has a distinct, uplifting scent characterized by its strong, medicinal, and camphoraceous notes. The aroma of eucalyptus is often described as crisp, minty, and refreshing.
Eucalyptus is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide range of perfume compositions. It is often employed in various fragrance categories, including herbal, aromatic, green, and citrus fragrances. Its invigorating and energizing scent can add a cooling effect to perfumes, making it a popular choice for summer and sporty fragrances. It is a Top note found in our Herbaceous family.
Eucalyptus is renowned for its therapeutic properties, which can also influence its use in perfumery. The oil is believed to have soothing and clarifying effects, promoting feelings of relaxation, mental clarity, and respiratory well-being. These aromatic qualities can be utilized in perfumes intended to evoke a sense of calmness or to provide a refreshing and revitalizing experience.
Eucalyptus blends well with many other fragrance notes, enhancing and complementing their characteristics. It is often combined with citrus notes like lemon and bergamot to create a zesty and uplifting effect. Eucalyptus also pairs well with other herbal and woody notes, adding depth and complexity to a perfume composition.
Overall, eucalyptus brings a refreshing and invigorating element to perfumery, contributing to both its fragrance profile and potential therapeutic benefits.
Eucalyptus holds significant cultural and spiritual importance for Indigenous Australian communities. The tree features prominently in Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and plays a role in traditional medicine, food, and toolmaking.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus Globulus
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: South Africa
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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