Eucalyptus Citriodora is fresh, clearing and lemony. It is also good oil to use for colds and muscular stiffness.
Country of Origin: China.
Plant Family: Myrtaceae
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree.
Main Theraputic Properties: Analgesic, Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Decongestant, Antirheumatic, Antispasmodic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Oil Appearance: Colourless – pale yellow.
Chakra: Heart & Brow
Chinese Element: Metal
Eucalyptus Citriadora is a tall evergreen tree. In common with other Eucalyptus species, Eucalyptus Citriodora (Lemon-scented Eucalyptus) is originally from Australia but is now cultivated mainly in China and Brazil.
Use 8-10 drops of Eucalyptus Citriodora in a diffuser or burner to ward off insects. Alternatively, dilute 5 drops of Eucalyptus Citriodora in 10ml Absolute Aromas Coconut oil (do not use the unfractionated or solid version, apply a light coating to exposed areas of skin. Avoid the eyes and mouth.)
To refresh and cleanse tired feet, add 3 drops of Eucalyptus Citriodora, 1 drop of Cypress and 2 drops of Tea Tree to a bowl of warm water or footbath/spa and soak for ten minutes.
Eucalyptus Citriodora is often used as a minor ingredient in soap and detergent perfumes to add freshness and is commonly the active ingredient in natural insect repellents. Eucalyptus Radiata and Globulus have a higher pinene content and are therefore more useful in steam inhalation