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, and 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
General Applications and Uses
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
Precautions / Contraindications
Possible sensitization. Use in low concentration, especially if very sensitive skin.
Toxic if taken internally.
Reportedly not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.
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