Lemon Eucalyptus

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Botanical name:       

Eucalyptus citriodora

Corymbia citriodora

Origin:

Northern Australia

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distilled

 

Color of oil:

Pale yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Leaves

 

Note clarification:

Top and middile

 

Aroma:

Sweet and lemony

 

Blends well with:

It blends really well with any of the citrus, wood, or floral family essential oils 

Some examples are cedarwood, lavender lemon, pine needle, rosemary, or thyme. 

Therapeutic uses:

Lemon eucalyptus oil is often used to treat a muscular injury, fungal or bacterial skin infections, insect bites, and some respiratory tract infections.

It is not too overpowering but is an uplifting fresh ingredient in most formulations.  

 

Safety:

There are no known hazards linked to lemon eucalyptus.

 

Approximate shelf life:

2 years (refrigerated)

Note:

Lemon eucalyptus contains a high concentration (80%) of citronellal which has powerful antimicrobial properties. The citronellal is also responsible for its insect repellent capabilities.

Despite its name lemon eucalyptus does not contain high percentages of cineole which gives eucalyptus its distinctive medicinal smell.

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil is also called lemon-scented gum essential oil.

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.