Eucalyptus citriodora, Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Corymbia citriodora)


Eucalyptus, Lemon may also be referred to as Eucalyptus Citriodora, Lemon Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Corymbia Citriodora. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the leaves.


Lemon eucalyptus oil comes from the leaves and twigs of the Corymbia citriodora tree. It has a citrus woody scent.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Camphoraceous Fresh Lemony Strong

  • Common Name(s): Eucalyptus Citriodora, Lemon Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Corymbia Citriodora
  • Synonyms(s) for Corymbia citriodora: Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Corymbia variegata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus maculata var. citriodora, Eucalyptus melissiodora, Eucalyptus variegata

  • Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Corymbia
  • Chemical Family: Aldehydes
  • Major Compounds: Citronellal, Citronellol, Isopulegol
  • Perfumery Note: Middle/Top
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Pale Yellow
  • Indigenous Country: South Africa
  • Cultivation: Unsprayed
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Leaves
  • Shelf Life: 3 years
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Aches Autoimmune Diseases Bad Breath Bodily Congestion Bronchitis Skin : Oily

Therapeutic Benefits of Eucalyptus, Lemon:

Anti-anxiety Anti-bacterial Anti-fungal Anti-inflammatory Anti-microbial Cicatrisant

Other Uses for Eucalyptus, Lemon:

Exceptionally healing. A wonderful decongestant for the skin and the sinuses. Anti inflammatory agent. Refreshes the mind, as well as stimulating. It can also aid concentration.

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Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Eucalyptus, Lemon:

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any known hazards for Lemon Eucalyptus Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 336.]

Safety Precautions for Eucalyptus, Lemon:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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