Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil
Latin Name: Eucalyptus smithii
Part of plant: Leaves
Chemical Componants: 1,8-cineole, limonene, β phellandrene, para cymene, α-pinene
Aroma Character: fresh, typical cineole eucalyptus
The name Eucalyptus come from the Greek word 'eucalyptos', meaning 'well covered', because the flower buds are covered with a cup-like membrane which is thrown off as the flower expands.
Eucalyptus Smithii, commonly known as 'gully gum', 'white iron bark' and also Smith's gum after HG Smith, Australia's foremost pioneer of Eucalyptus essential oil. This species is widely grown in Southern Africa where the leaves are harvested for oil production.