Eucalyptus is a different genus of flowering trees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. It is an extensive source of wood and its oil is used for cleaning and functions as a natural insecticide. Further, it can also be used to drain swamps thus reducing the risk of malaria.
Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora
This oil normally blends well with benzoin, thyme, lavender, lemongrass, lemon and pine.
The main chemical components are a-pinene, b-pinene, a-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, limonene, terpinen-4-ol, aromadendrene, epiglobulol, piperitone and globulol.
Owing its properties of fast growth, this tree is mainly used for its wood and has various desirable features for use as ornament, timber, firewood and pulpwood. It is also used in a number of industries, from making fence posts to charcoal and cellulose extraction for biofuels.