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Eucalyptus Citriadora (Lemon) 15ml

$12.00

EUCALYPTUS - Lemon

(Eucalyptus citriadora)

Family: Myrtaceae (shrubs and trees)

Origin: China

Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves

Volatility: Top / Mid note

Colour: Clear to slightly yellow

Aroma: Sharp, strong lemon aroma of lemon or citronella

Noted Constituents

Aldehydes (40 -76%) – citronellal (50- 76 %)

Alcohols (20-34%)– citronellol (15-20), geraniol (2-5%)

Oxides – 1,8 cineole (eucalyptol 3- 15%)

Cautions / Safety Data

Not for internal use. Possible skin irritant. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional experienced in the use of essential oils.

While this oil is part of the traditional Eucalyptus family, it is quite different in aroma and effect due to the significant aldehydes and alcohols and minimal 1,8 cineole (eucalyptol) characteristic of most other common varieties.

Many traditional and reported effective uses include:

General calming effect for mental and emotional fatigue, insomnia

Remedy as inhalant for colds and flu

Fungal infections including athlete’s foot and nail fungus

Relief from the symptoms of viral infections including Herpes and shingles

Helpful with healing sores associated with viruses

Effective, non-toxic repellent for mosquitos and many crawling pests – cockroaches, earwigs, ants due to high citronellal content. The CDC (centre for Disiase Control in Atlanta, GA recommends it as a natural aleternative to repel mosquities which carry serious diseases such as maalaria, yellow fever, dengue and now Chikungunya.

May be used in place of mothballs to scent closed areas like closets and cedar chests and iIt certainly smells better

Disclaimer

Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.

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