About our Eucalyptus citriodora Essential Oil
Eucalyptus citriodora (Corymbia citriodora), commonly known as Lemon Eucalyptus or Lemon-scented Gum, is a close relative of the more widely known Eucalyptus globulus. Native to Australia, it’s a magnificent and heavily scented evergreen that reaches heights of over 115 feet. In addition to being an important source of essential oil, the tree is also used in the production of honey and for timber.
Note: All information on this page, above and below, is provided for educational interest only. Nothing here is intended to make claims for our product “Eucalyptus citriodora Essential Oil”. Your experiences with an essential oil may differ from any one else’s experiences. No information provided here is intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any physical or mental illness. Please pay attention to the safety information provided below in order to insure that your experiences with this product are good ones.
Though the penetrating scent of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil may overpower delicate floral aromas, it blends very well with lemon, lavender, and many types of conifers. Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil does not have the camphor-like cineol scent that Eucalyptus globulus has. It often contains less of the constituent known as 1,8 cineole and has more of a sweet lemon aroma. Because it contains less 1.8 cineole, Lemon Eucalyptus may be a better choice for use with children and the elderly than is Eucalypts globulus.
Although having the advantage of being gentler in it’s actions than Eucalyptus globulus, Lemon Eucalyptus has also been described by aromatherapists as having somewhat different benefits; while E. globulus has frequently been said by aromatherapists to be helpful for respiratory complaints, E. citriodora has been described as being a good choice for easing the discomfort of body aches and some types of fungal issues and may not be as effective in other regards.
The lovely, lemony aroma of this essential oil has been described as emotionally energizing and uplifting.
Our Full Range of Artisan Aromatics Eucalyptus Options:
We Offer 6 types of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, each with somewhat different use, properties and/or aroma:
- Eucalyptus citriodora
- Eucalyptus globulus
- Eucalyptus globulus – Organic
- Eucalyptus polybractea – Organic aka Eucalyptus Blue Mallee
- Eucalyptus radiata
- Eucalyptus smithii
How to Use Eucalyptus citriodora Essential Oil with Adults
Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil can be diffused for enjoyment of it’s lemony aroma; 3 drops on a fan diffuser is all you need and although this essential oil has been described as being a bit “gentler” than Eucalyptus globulus, we still prefer to avoid diffusion of large amounts. A drop or two on the pad of an aroma locket is also a nice way to use this essential oil. Any aromatherapy jewelry you use should be designed so that undiluted essential oil doesn’t touch your skin; we don’t like lava stone jewelry because it doesn’t meet this criterion and because it can irritate the skin as it rubs against it.
If you want to see if this essential oil will help ease pain or address a routine fungal issue, then topical application is suggested. Like all essential oils, Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil should be diluted in vegetable oil or other fatty base (such as jojoba) before putting it on your skin: the recommended maximum concentration in vegetable oil is 2.5%. To mix up a small batch at this concentration, add 23 drops of the essential oil to one ounce of vegetable oil or jojoba.
For using Eucalyptus citriodora Essential Oil in a bath, add up to 4 drops to a tablespoon of vegetable oil, jojoba, or Castile Soap; pour this mixture into warm (not overly hot) bath water and stir gently to diffuse; avoid getting the essential-oil infused water in your eyes and if you’ve used vegetable oil or jojoba, be careful – the tub will be slippery!
The use of essential oils with children under16 years of age is a specialized topic; please consult an aromatherapy reference book or, better yet, a properly trained professional aromatherapist, before using essential oils with children (see www.naha.org for appropriate training standards for aromatherapists and for help in locating a professional aromatherapist).
Diluted properly, Eucalyptus citriodora essential oil is generally non-toxic and non-irritant in small amounts. It should only be used externally; do not take internally.
Before using, please review the Essential Oil safety considerations provided via the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. Its is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant. All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children.