Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus citriodora / Corymbia citriodora
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 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.
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Benefits and Uses
- Muscular Injury
- Fungal Skin Infection
- Bacterial Skin Infection
- Respiratory Tract Conditions
- Insect Bites
- Insect Repellent
Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 586.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Top - Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil smells sweet, lemony and fresh.
Sustainability and Conservation Status
To learn more about the conservation status of essential oil bearing plants and how to use the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, please refer to AromaWeb's Guide to Essential Oils and Sustainability.
Major Constituents of Australian Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of typical constituents.
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil 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.]
General Safety Information
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. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. 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 and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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