Eucalyptus, Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, medicinal, heavy lemon aroma
Largest Producing Countries: Brazil and Australia
Traditional Use: Eucalyptus lemon is mostly seen in the fragrance industry. More recently it has become a popular addition to natural bug repellants.
Properties: Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, calmative, deodorant, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticide.
Benefits: Colds, cuts, infections, insect repellent, sore throat, sores, wounds. The insecticidal properties which help to repel insects comes from the citronellal content of the oil.
Blends Well With: Basil, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: There are many types of eucalyptus used to distill oil. Oils high in eucalyptol are used medicinally, and oils such as the eucalyptus lemon are used more in the fragrance industry.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.