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Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon Eucalyptus)


Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil does not possess the same camphor-like scent that Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiata are known for due to a differing constituent makeup.  It’s aroma is sweet like lemons and much like the familiar scent of citronella, but much softer and pleasing than citronella.

Lemon Eucalyptus contains approximately 80% citronellal, an aldehyde that is strongly responsible for its aroma, antimicrobial properties and insect repellent capabilities. It is energizing and uplifting.

Botanical Name

Eucalyptus citriodora

Plant Family


Country of Origin

Madagascar, Brazil, China, Australia

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used



Pale Yellow



Perfumery Note

Top – Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil smells sweet, lemony and fresh

Possible Substitute Oils

Citronella, lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus globulus

Blends Well With

Basil linalol, cajeput, cedarwood atlas, citronella, frankincense, ginger fresh, lavender, lemon, spearmint, melaleuca (tea tree)

GRAS status


Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses

Muscular Injury, fungal skin infection, bacterial skin infection, sores, wounds, respiratory tract conditions, asthma, fever, candida, insect bites, insect repellent

Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 586.

Major Constituents of Australian Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  • Citronellal
  • Citronellol
  • Geraniol
  • Pinene

See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of typical constituents.

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Safety Information

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.]

General Safety Information

Do not take essential oils internally nor 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. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, 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. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC as to the medicinal value of any products from Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.


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