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Eucalyptus, citriodora

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General Properties

  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • deodorant
  • disinfectant
  • insecticidal
Origin: China. Steam distilled from the leaves. Top note.

Description

Eucalyptus, citriodora (lemon) is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree to produce an oil that is pale yellow in color. Some of the countries of origin include China and Australia. Its main chemical constituents are cineol, pinene, limonene and phellandrene. It has a high percentage of citronellal and it has a great lemon scent.

Lemon Eucalyptus is a wonderful air freshener. It clears the air by surrounding and destroying the germ-carrying bacteria. It is a strong antifungal and appears to have anti-staph effects. It has good deodorant capabilities, making it great for various sanitation applications. Due to its high citronellal content, Lemon Eucalyptus makes an effective insecticide. It is a gentler version of eucalyptus globulous.

Eucalyptus citridora blends well with Coriander, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pine and Thyme.

Specific Cautions

Avoid during pregnancy.

References

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.