From over 700 different species of Eucalyptus, there are only a few that produce essential oils that are well known for their medicinal or perfumery applications. Each Eucalypt produces a different chemical fingerprint with variations in the constituents within the oil. A tall tree of around 35 metres (even taller at times). Flowering has been recorded every couple of months, throughout the year. Australian grown Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus can be difficult to obtain, as Brazil, China, India, some Central American countries, and Egypt are also tree growing contenders.
A refreshing, lemony aroma overall, the differences show through in the aromas of each Eucalyptus oil, some distinctly different but still maintaining the "traditional eucalyptus note". This and most Eucalyptus oil contains cineole which is a common constituent for the medicinal, therapeutic or pharmaceutical application. However, E. citriodora is significantly different to the other Eucalypts - as it does not contain any cineole. Other names that this tree is known by are Lemon Scented Gum, Blue Spotted Gum, and Eucalyptus Citriodora.
Being the main Eucalypt that is used in perfumery, with a fresh lemon scent it brings a cleansing and uplifting note to your blend. Also suitable for insect repelling products. Used in aromatherapy for muscular complaints.
The insecticide properties of Eucalyptus are well-known, and Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus has been used for this purpose over the last century. Also popular for perfuming linen.
Blends well with : Basil, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, and the other Australian scented oils, like Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, and Tea Tree.