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Eucalyptus Citriodora / Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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Lemon eucalyptus is also commonly referred to as lemon-scented gum or lemon-scented spotted gum. While it shares some similarities with its other Eucalyptus family members, it is set apart from them mainly by its strong lemony scent.

Name of Oil:  Lemon Eucalyptus

Latin Binomial:  Eucalyptus citriodora

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  South Africa, Brazil, Zaire, Indonesia, Morocco, Guatemala

Scent Profile: Sweet, lemony, fresh

Parts used in distillation:  Wood, leaves

Oil Characteristics:Pale yellow, thin, medium

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed
Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Muscle pain, insect bites, insect repellant, fever, respiratory concerns, sore throat, laryngitis, athlete’s foot, dandruff and herpes.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Creative expression.

History

Lemon eucalyptus has historically been used in inexpensive perfumes, soaps, and cleaners.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, citronellal, linalool, isopulegol, iso-isopulegol,b- caryophyllene, citronellyl acetate, citronellol

Safety & References

Safety:

No known safety precautions

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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