Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Part of Plant: Leaf
Cultivation: Ecologically ethical
Size: 1/3 oz. (10 ml)
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Precautions: Do not use internally. Externally: non-toxic, non-irritant (in dilution) and non-sensitizing. Some authorities recommend avoiding during pregnancy. Use with caution on small children: see Gully Gum Eucalyptus.
For more information, see Lemon Eucalyptus oil profile.
Cathy’s Comments: This oil has a potent bright citronella-like aroma. The sweet balsamic-floral low notes are quite lasting. Lemon Eucalyptus is a great source for natural citronellal (which has antimicrobial, antifungal, antispasmodic and anticonvulsant activities). It’s also quite useful as an insect repellent, and in various inflammatory conditions. In low dosages, it can be calming and sedating.