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Eucalyptus Lemon (Citriodora), Organic

Eucalyptus Lemon (Citriodora), Organic


Eucalyptus Lemon essential oil, Organically Grown, also called Citriodora and Spotted Gum

Botanical name :  Eucalyptus citriodora

Extraction method / Source :   Steam distillation / Leaves and twigs

Note :   Top    Odor Intensity :  

Fragrance :   Strong, Lemon, Minty, Slightly Sweet and Camphoraceous

Key constituents :   Citronellol  81%      

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Myrtaceae       Eucalyptus Lemon tree is indigenous to Australia, Madagascar and Vietnam, but now grown extensively in South Africa, parts of South America, Egypt, India and Indonesia.  It has a smooth, pale somewhat mottled bark and highly fragrant, long narrow green leaves which smell strongly like lemons.  

Regions of Production :   Guatemala

Growing Practices :  Organically farmed.  Leaves are tested for purity after harvest. 

Properties :   Antibacterial,, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, insecticidal.   (Battaglia, 2003, Schnaubelt, 1998)     (Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.)

Uses / Benefits :  Widely used as a natural insect repellent.  Recommended for relief of sore throat, asthma and laryngitis.  Helpful for management of athlete's foot, dandruff,  minor skin cuts.  (Battaglia, 2003)  

Fragrant influences:   Uplifting, refreshing

Modes of Administration :  Topical :   massage, compress, skin care, insect repellent.      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.

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TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic essential oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. 


References :

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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