Country of Origin: Australia
Plant Part Used: Leaves and young twigs
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Eucalyptus 80/85 is a colorless redistilled essential oil that is food grade and USP. It is called 80/85 because it is standardized to a minimum Cineol (or Eucalyptol) content of 80% which is the key aromatic component (Aroma Chemical) in Eucalyptus Globulus 80/85.
Eucalyptus 80/85 is the most common commercial Eucalyptus variety that is available in today's essential oil marketplace. This oil is produced mainly in China and Australia but could potentially be produced in most sub-tropical regions and is often seen growing voluntarily even in California.
Eucalyptus oil has been used for centuries for flavors, fragrances and pharmaceutical applications. Eucalyptus is a very useful essential oil and is considered a pain reliever known to help headache-related muscle tension. It is often blended with Peppermint, Rosemary and menthol which aids in health and aromatic benefits.
Eucalyptus oil is often used to kill and or repel dust mites, fleas, and other pests and is often incorporated in the newest natural pesticides and insect repellants available in most mainstream retail outlets.
The most enduring medical use for this oil is its amazing power to ease nasal congestion and reduce coughs. It also is a great product to use in spa and sauna application as well as cold and flu remedies.