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Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Country of Origin: Australia

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Eucalyptus citriodora

A very fresh, crisp, very invigorating lemon aroma. Good as a room freshener and for insect protection.

Lemon Eucalyptus owes much of its distinctive lemon fragrance to citronellal, which has been used for many years as a natural insect repellent, and is now widely sought as a source for synthesis of an even more effective repellent, PMD, which rivals the notorious DEET.

It is widely used in soap-making and related products.

In a properly formulated lotion or spray, it can be a useful deterrent to many insects.

In a dilute combination with Melaleuca oils such as Tea Tree, Nerolina, or Rosalina, it makes a very effective and refreshing addition when diffusing.

Lemon Eucalyptus is a refreshing, clearing and invigorating essential oil that offers an attractive alternative to standard Eucalyptus.

It is softer, blends more easily and is more suited to children and those who are feeling mentally or physically fragile.

Lemon Scented Gum trees naturally occur near and around the forests of Maryborough to Mackay in mid Queensland and again around Atherton in north Queensland.

Lemon Scented Gum grows to a maximum height of 40 metres in the wild, like most Eucalyptus it can grow on low nutrient soils. The trunk of the tree is quite smooth to touch, the fallen leaves have a distinct and very strong lemon fragrance when crushed.

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of a tall evergreen tree with variegated pink and grey bark. It is similar to other eucalyptus species but is distinguished by its lemon-scented aroma.

Lemon Scented Gums owes much of its distinctive lemon fragrance to citronellal/citronellol, which has been used for many years in the perfume industry to manufacture other products. As a natural insect repellent it is widely sought as a source for synthesis of an even more effective repellent, PMD, which rivals the notorious DEET.

Aromatherapy Directions
1-3 drops in an oil burner, a couple of drops in a vaporiser, 1 drop into a bath.
Skin Care products at rate about 1%

1 drop per 20ml of carrier oil

Blends sparingly with
Eucalyptus varieties, Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Rosalina and Tea Tree


Traditional Usage
The gum from the bark (kino) contains citriodorol, an antibiotic substance used for upset stomachs and diarrhoea.  Early settlers also used the leaves to keep cockroaches and silverfish at bay.

 Early European Usage
The tree was also harvested for its timber and fragrant furniture making.

Therapeutic Benefits:
anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-septic, insecticide, anti-viral, analgesic, hypertensive, expectorant

Energetics, Emotions & Chakras:
2nd Chakra – relationships, creation energy, 6th Chakra – perspective, Clarity, Energizing, Protective, Purifying

Profile: Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum

Botanical Name: Corymbia citriodora (formerly Eucalyptus citriodora)
Common Names: lemon-scented gum, blue spotted gum, lemon eucalyptus and eucalyptus citriodora.
Origin Australia
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Farming Method: Plantations
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves and branchlets
Chemical Family: Aldehydes
Main Activities: citronellal, citronellol, limonene, pinene, iso-pulegol and traces of 1,8 cineole.
Perfume Note: Top
Shelf Life: 3 years
Colour & Consistency: Yellow to gold
Aroma: Strong, fresh, lemon

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Typical Chemical Profile
Citronellal      70-90%
citronellol       4-12%
isopulegol       1.5-18%

Relative Density: @ 20 C 0.865-0.880
Refractive Index @ 20 C 1.450-1.460
Optical Rotation -1.0-+6.5 DG

Safety: Keep out of reach of children, store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.

May cause skin sensitisation if undiluted

Please also refer to detailed safety information

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition.

Additional Information

Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 2.5 x 2.5 x 7 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml


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