Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lemon-Scented

Retail Price: $ 13

Lemon-scented eucalyptus has sweet rosy-citronella notes while retaining the therapeutic qualities of its more camphoraceous counterparts.


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 distilled from leaves and twigs of the lemon eucalyptus tree in South Africa.

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.

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

Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil Profile

Lemon-scented eucalyptus is a clean, air brightening eucalyptus variety distilled from the leaves and twigs of the lemon eucalyptus tree in India.

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Composition: 100% Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • Origin: South Africa
  • 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)

Aromatic Profile and Blending of Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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.

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 Globulus Essential Oil: 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 Radiata Essential Oil: 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: Harvested in South Africa, Eucalyptus citriodara has the same therapeutic qualities as the other Eucalyptus species, but smells of fruity citronella and lemon.

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.

Eucalyptus (E. citriodora) 1/2 oz

Bottle Size:
1/2 oz (15mL)
Latin Name:
Eucalyptus citriodora
Country of Origin:
South Africa
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