Eucalyptus Lemon (Citriodora)
Pure, Therapeutic Eucalyptus Lemon essential oil, also called Citriodora and Spotted Gum
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / Leaves and twigs
Strong, Lemon, Minty, Slightly Sweet and Camphoraceous
Botanical family: Myrtacaceae
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
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Antibacterial,, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, insecticidal. (Battaglia, 2003, Schnaubelt, 1998) .
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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)
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, skin care, insect repellent.
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.
Blends well with
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Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
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