Eucalyptus Citriodora

Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil

Latin name Eucalyptus citriodora – Family species Myrtaceae

Eucalyptus Citriodora is also known as Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemon-Scented Gum, Citron-Scented Gum, Scented Gum Tree, Spotted Gum, Boabo.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Colorless (clear) to light pale yellow
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Lemony, fresh, strong, citronella type fragrance, sweet balsamy undertone

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Tree
Parts Used – Leaves, twigs
Countries of Origin – Australia, Tansmania, Brazil, China, India, South Africa
Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Known Chemical Constituents

Citronellal, cintronellyl acetate, citronellol, cineole, linalool, geraniol, pinene


Used in aromatherapy, perfumery and as a fragrance in soaps, detergents, and room sprays, as well as in pharmaceutical and insect repellent products.

Eucalyptus Citriodora Blends well with

  • basil
  • benzoin
  • black pepper
  • cedarwood
  • clary sage
  • clove bud
  • cypress
  • eucalyptus globulus
  • eucalyptus radiata
  • frankincense
  • geranium
  • ginger
  • juniper
  • lavender
  • peppermint
  • pine
  • ravensara
  • rosemary
  • sweet marjoram
  • sweet orange
  • tea tree
  • thyme linalol
  • vetiver
  • ylang ylang

Special Precautions*

Possible sensitization. Use in low concentration, especially if very sensitive skin.
Toxic if taken internally.
Reportedly not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

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