If you just can’t resist a citrusy fragrances, Lemon Eucalyptus is your new best friend. It has a bright and invigorating aroma that is very similar to Citronella.
Lemon Eucalyptus has most of the same therapeutic qualities as Eucalyptus but with a sweeter fragrance.
Whereas Lemon essential oil is derived from the citrus fruit that grow on trees, Lemon Eucalyptus is extracted from the leaves of Lemon Eucalyptus trees through steam distillation. The tree it grows from has ornamental looking gray, pink and white splotches on its dimpled bark. For ages, the dried leaves were added to linen cupboards to keep bugs away.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Synonym: Lemon-Scented Gum
Blends Well With: Lime, and other citrus
Aroma: Sweet, camphorous, citrusy, and similar to Citronella
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Adult Max Dilution: 2%
Shelf Life: 2 Years
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DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
FOOT SOAK: Combine 10 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus, 10 drops of Tea Tree and 4 drops of Lavender (Spike), and 2 oz of the carrier oil of your choosing. Stir into 2 oz pink Himalayan salt, and use a spoon to scoop out 1 Tbsp to a tub of warm water, dispersing well before soaking feet for 15 minutes. Avoid getting product wet to prevent contamination.
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Lemon Eucalyptus and 2 drops of Rosemary. Massage well into the scalp, rinsing well before using conditioner.
BUG OFF: Combine 16 drops Patchouli, 10 drops Cedarwood Atlas and 4 drops Lemon Eucalyptus in Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Add to 2 oz of witch hazel in a glass spray bottle.