About Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Floracopeia's light and refreshing lemon-scented eucalyptus oil has sweet citronella notes that benefit the respiratory tract and immune system. A clean, air brightening eucalyptus variety that retains the full complement of therapeutic qualities of its more camphoraceous counterparts, this citriodora variety is organically distilled from leaves and twigs of the lemon eucalyptus tree in India.
Our lemon-scented eucalyptus oil has a stand-alone aroma, yet it functions therapeutically in the same manner as our more common camphoraceous varieties. This oil brings an energizing citrus sweetness to the aromatherapy application that is quite different from the typical cooling, penetrating fragrance of eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus has an affinity for enhancing the breath, making it suitable for topical application as well as for direct inhalation for supporting the whole family’s healthy breathing during challenging winter months. Its powerful properties make eucalyptus oil a star support for direct inhalation or in diffuser therapy.
Cleansing and penetrating, eucalyptus oil may be used to support clearing the body and energizing the mind when tired and overworked. It may also be used topically or in a spritzer as an insect repellent. Eucalyptus can be safely and effectively added to many household cleaners: just add a few drops to your cleaning products for a fresh boost in scent and cleaning efficiency.
Eucalyptus has a refreshing and stimulating action on the mind, helping to improve concentration. It is associated with the alleviation of grief and sorrow, as well as with opening the heart and intellect while equalizing the emotions. Adding lemon-scented eucalyptus to your diffuser blends will add a crispness that can balance the sweetness of floral or the intensity of citrus scents.
Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil Profile
Lemon-scented eucalyptus is a clean, air brightening eucalyptus variety distilled organically from the leaves and twigs of the lemon eucalyptus tree in India.
Which Eucalyptus Essential Oil is Best for Me?
Floracopeia is proud to offer a large selection of the highest quality eucalyptus oils sourced from diverse locations and distillers. To assist you in making your choice about which species might be the best for you, we offer the following information.
As they all have very similar therapeutic functions, all of the eucalyptus oils may be used interchangeably. They may also be blended together. The primary difference between most of the eucalypti is in their olfactory characteristics:
- Eucalyptus Dives Essential Oil: Organically cultivated in South Africa, this variety is known as "Peppermint Eucalyptus" because of the cool and bright peppermint notes that complement a strong, menthol aroma.
- Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil: Organically harvested in India, Globulus is known as the "Blue Gum Tree" due to its blue-gray leaves. This is the most common of all the Eucalyptus varieties because of its high level of eucalyptal content, the therapeutic compound found in Eucalyptus. It has a classic, intensely camphoraceous menthol aroma.
- Eucalyptus Macarthurii Essential Oil: Organically cultivated in South Africa, this "Rose scented" eucalyptus is high in the aromatic compound geraniol, which gives it a rich and fruity, rosy/floral aroma. It has the same therapeutic benefits as the other varieties, with a unique aromatic quality.
- Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil: Organically cultivated in South Africa, this variety is also known as Narrow Leaf Eucalyptus. Its crisp, clean, and herbaceous true eucalyptus aroma is soft and sweet, with smooth camphor notes. Rich in cineoles, it is the most therapeutically versatile variety.
- Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Organically harvested in India, Eucalyptus citriodara has the same therapeutic qualities as the other Eucalyptus species, but smells of fruity citronella and lemon.
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil Blend: A wonderful blend of five Eucalyptus species (globulus, radiata, smithii, dives, and citriadora), specially formulated for superior therapeutic qualities.
How to Use Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil can be applied topically (in at least 50-50 dilution), as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or used with a diffuser.
- Diffuser: Diffuse it in your home or office to help purify the air. Can be used whenever citrus and floral notes are desired to balance out the classic, cooling scent of eucalyptus.
- Fresh Air: Add a few drops to water in a spray bottle to reduce pet odors and to freshen the air.
- Chest Rub: Add several drops to ½ oz of marula carrier oil and apply as a chest rub to encourage open and clear breath.
- Comfortable Body: Massage diluted eucalyptus oil (2% eucalyptus, 98% carrier oil) into skin as needed to promote feelings of comfort in the body and joints.
- Clear and Uplift: Inhale (direct palm) eucalyptus oil to lift the mood.
- Repellant: Diffuse eucalyptus oil to disinfect and repel insects.
Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil Recipes
- Respiratory Support Blend: 4 drops Eastern hemlock oil, 2 drops eucalyptus oil, 2 drops peppermint oil and 4 drops chamomile oil. Add to steaming water and inhale several times daily, or add to ½ oz unscented balm and rub on chest as needed.
- Household Cleanser Spray: 12 drops pinon pine oil, 12 drops eucalyptus, 12 drops tea tree oil and 12 drops cajeput mixed with water in an 8 oz spray bottle.
- Bug and Mosquito Spray: 8 drops lemon bush oil, 8 drops African bluegrass, 8 drops eucalyptus, 8 drops catnip oil, 4 drops peppermint oil mixed with 4 oz of distilled water in spray bottle. Shake and spray to repel bugs and soothe bites.
- Free Breath: 2 drops cedar oil, 4 drops frankincense oil, 4 drops juniper berry oil and 2 drops eucalyptus. Diffuse, use inhalation therapy, or mix several drops in 1 oz of carrier oil and apply topically to chest.
Interesting Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil Information
There are over 900 different species of eucalyptus, of which at least 500 produce essential oils. Native to Tasmania and Australia where it is a traditional home remedy, the leaves of this tree are smoked to improve difficulties in breathing.
Approved as a food additive, the oil is used in the preparation of liniments, inhalants, cough syrups, toothpastes and as a pharmaceutical flavoring. It is also used in veterinary care and dentistry and as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents and toiletries. A variety of dyes are produced from different parts of the plant.
Africans use the finely powdered bark as an insect repelling dust, while people from around the world use it for anything from maintaining healthy gums to relieving joint discomfort. Australian aborigines traditionally used the leaves to treat wounds. Early Australian settlers named eucalyptus macarthurii the "fever tree" because of its efficacy in treating septic and typhoid fevers.
Safety Considerations for Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. People with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid eucalyptus oil. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches. Do not take eucalyptus essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Odor: Camphorous, citronella-like, lemony-herbaceous, woody undertone, with a sweet, clean dryout
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Blends Well With: all mints; herbaceous oils such as thyme oil, rosemary oil, and marjoram oil; tree oils such as pine oil, spruce oil, and fir oil; florals like geranium oil, and lavender oil; wood oils cedarwood oil and sandalwood oil; also melissa oil and lemon oil
- Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
- Family: Myrtaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Origin: India
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Conventional
- Plant Part: Leaves, young twigs
- Color: Clear to pale yellow
- Consistency: Mobile
- Yield: 1.0% - 2.4%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)