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Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil is sometimes known as Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil.

Despite it's common name, Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil does not possess the distinctive cineole (camphor-like) aroma that Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiata are known for because it contains very little cineole. Instead, it possesses a lovely, sweet lemon aroma.

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil contains approximately 80% citronellal, an aldehyde that is strongly responsible for its aroma, antimicrobial properties and insect repellent capabilities.

Aromatically, Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil possesses a lovely lemon aroma that I find more beautifully sophisticated than that of Lemon Myrtle or Lemon Tea Tree essential oils. It blends especially well with essential oils in the citrus, medicinal, wood and floral families.

Emotionally, Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil is an energizing, uplifting essential oil that isn't too overpowering or stimulating.

Botanical Name

Eucalyptus citriodora / Corymbia citriodora

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves

Color

Pale Yellow

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Top - Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Sweet, lemony, fresh.

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses

Muscular injury, fungal skin infection, bacterial skin infection, sores, wounds, respiratory tract conditions, asthma, fever, candida, insect bites, insect repellent. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 586.]

Major Constituents of Australian Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Citronellal
Citronellol
Isopulegol
See Essential Oil Safety for constituent lists of Eucalyptus citriodora oils sourced from different regions

[Private Communication: Condon, 2003. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 335.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any known hazards for Lemon Eucalyptus Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 336.]

Shelf Life

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Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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