Undiluted 100% pure eucalyptus essential oil natural oil for diffuse steam distilled
Pharmaceutical raw materials
Daily chemical industry
Eucalyptus oil is the generic name for distilled oil from the leaf of Eucalyptus, a genus of the plant family Myrtaceae native to Australia and cultivated worldwide. Eucalyptus oil has a history of wide application, as a pharmaceutical, antiseptic, repellent, flavouring, fragrance and industrial uses.
|Appearance:||colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)|
|Food Chemicals Codex Listed:||Yes|
|Specific Gravity:||0.90500 to 0.92500 @ 25.00 °C.|
|Pounds per Gallon – (est).:||7.531 to 7.697|
|Refractive Index:||1.45800 to 1.46500 @ 20.00 °C.|
|Optical Rotation:||+1.00 to +4.00|
|Boiling Point:||175.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg|
|Congealing Point:||15.40 °C.|
|Vapor Pressure:||0.950000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C.|
|Flash Point:||120.00 °F. TCC ( 48.89 °C. )|
|Shelf Life:||24.00 month(s) or longer if stored properly.|
|Storage:||store in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.|
Benefits & Functions
eucalyptus oil is described as having antiseptic, disinfectant, antifungal, and blood-circulation activating properties. It is also used as a fragrance. native to Australia, it was regarded as a general cure-all by the Aborigines and later by the european settlers. It has a long tradition of use in medicine, and is considered one of the most powerful and versatile herbal remedies. It is said that eucalyptus oil’s anti-septic properties and disinfectant action increase as the oil ages. The most important constituent of the oil is eucalyptol. The essential oil is obtained from eucalyptus leaves. eucalyptus oil may cause allergic reactions.
1.Medicinal and antiseptic:The cineole-based oil is used as component in pharmaceutical preparations to relieve the symptoms of influenza and colds, in products like cough sweets, lozenges, ointments and inhalants. Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the respiratory tract . Inhaled eucalyptus oil vapor is a decongestant and treatment for bronchitis . Cineole controls airway mucus hyper secretion and asthma via anti – inflammatory cytokine inhibition . Eucalyptus oil also stimulates immune system response by effects on the phagocytic ability of human monocyte derived macrophages.
Eucalyptus oil also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities as a topically applied liniment ingredient.
Eucalyptus oil is also used in personal hygiene products for antimicrobial properties in dental care and soaps. It can also be applied to wounds to prevent infection.
2.Repellent and bio pesticide:Cineole – based eucalyptus oil is used as an insect repellent and bio pesticide. In the U.S., eucalyptus oil was first registered in 1948 as an insecticide and miticide.
3.Flavoring:Eucalyptus oil is used in flavoring. Cineole – based eucalyptus oil is used as a flavoring at low levels ( 0.002 % ) in various products, including baked goods, confectionery, meat products and beverages . Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial activity against a broad range of foodborne human pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms . Non – cineole peppermint gum, strawberry gum and lemon ironbark are also used as flavoring.
4.Fragrance:Eucalyptus oil is also used as a fragrance component to impart a fresh and clean aroma in soaps, detergents, lotions and perfumes.
5.Industrial:Research shows that cineole – based eucalyptus oil (5% of mixture) prevents the separation problem with ethanol and petrol fuel blends. Eucalyptus oil also has a respectable octane rating and can be used as a fuel in its own right. However, production costs are currently too high for the oil to be economically viable as a fuel. Phellandrene – and piperitone – based eucalyptus oils have been used in mining to separate sulfide minerals via flotation.