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Eucalyptus Globulus tree is planted practically all over the world in temperate and semitropical regions and in tropical highlands or swamps. The tree is found in France, Spain, Portugal, Algeria, North Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and India. There are more eucalyptus trees in Brazil than in any other country outside of Australia. To a minor extent, it is planted in California and in numerous African and European countries. In the Belgian Congo, the Globulus tree has now been replaced with Eucalyptus Smithii. Eucalyptus Globulus oil is steam distilled from the fresh or partly dried, long and narrow leaves of this large beautiful tree. The oil is colorless and quite mobile when rectified. It is pale to dark yellow when old or poorly stored. The germicidal effect is not very outstanding. In perfumery, the oil enters numerous formulas for low cost perfumes, industrial perfumes, in the masking of various odors and as a replacement for other essential oils. It is comparatively stable in soap and it has a powerful radiation or lifting effect upon the other ingredients in the soap perfume.