This tree is distinguished from other eucalyptus species by the strong aroma of citronellal in the leaves. It is a medium to tall tree with pink or spotted bark that grows in the tropical zones in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Morocco and Guatemala. The essential oil is steam distilled and is colourless to pale-yellow.
INCI: Eucalyptus citriadora
ESSENCE: Lemon Eucalyptus esssential oil has a sweet balsamic / floral note with a strong Lemon overtone - fresh and alive, balancing mind and body. This oil is a middle to top note and is considered to be stimulating.
EFFECT: Lemon Eucalyptus brings out vitality and laughter - the feeling of being free to explore new ideas and places.
THERAPY: This oil is best known as a natural insect repellent; however, it is also recommended for the treatment of cuts and athlete's foot as well as for dandruff control. The properties are antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal and insecticidal.
PRECAUTIONS: E. citriodora oil is reported to be non toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.