From Vietnam, Indonesia or Australia, the leaves and twigs of this evergreen tree are distilled to give a green, yellow oil with a eucalyptus-camphoraceous odour that is said to have many medicinal properties. The level of cineol content, which determines its price, varies from 25 to over 70 percent.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Year round
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, fresh, eucalyptus, herbal, camphor, rosemary
Common Applications eucalyptus, lavender, herbal, rosemary
Appearance Colourless to greenish yellow liquid
Optical Rotation -4.0 to 1.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4500 - 1.4710
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.905 - 0.928
Flash Point ℃ n/a
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.