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
- black pepper
- clary sage
- clove bud
- eucalyptus globulus
- eucalyptus radiata
- sweet marjoram
- sweet orange
- tea tree
- thyme linalol
- ylang ylang
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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