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.

Also see Eucalyptus Dives, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Eucalyptus Radiata.

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.

Other Links of Interest

Using Insect Repellents Safely and Effectively – EPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency

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