HE24 | Lemon Scented Eucalyptus

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HE24 | Lemon Scented Eucalyptus

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~ Eucalyptus Citriodora Hook ~


Lemon-Scented Gum Tree. A medium to tall tree, its growth is restricted to 2 localities in Queensland, and New South Wales, Australia. It generally prefers open forests. The tree has a straight, solitary trunk with a wide and spreading crown and deciduous bark. The leaves alternate and are narrow to lanceolate - stalked and hairy. Regular coppicing maintains growth as cut foliage.


Uses:
Use to relieve muscle tension, cramps, sports strains, sore tendons. Uplifting and reviving, this oil is helpful with fatigue. A summer oil used in bathing, perfumery and skincare. Mist to cleanse and deodorize the air, use in candles and soaps as a cleanser or an insect repellent.

Directions:
Use in oil burner: add a few drops to water. Mix with water for use as hydrosol.

Botanical Name:
Eucalyptus citriodora Hook. [well-covered, (the flower bud has a cap) and lemon-scented]

Oil Characteristics:
The oil is a golden yellow color with a touch of pink. It is clear, like water, and non-viscous. The scent is strongly citrus with a sweet fruity subsidiary note and a floral back note. The odor is of medium intensity (6-7 on a scale of 1-10). Strong citrus taste.

Chemical Characteristics:
81.7% (70-85%) citronellal 4-5% citronellol Also small amounts of pinene, limonene, iso-pulegol, citronellyl acetate and caryophyllene

Chemical Profile:
81.7% (70-85%) citronellal 4-5% citronellol Also small amounts of pinene, limonene, iso-pulegol, citronellyl acetate and caryophyllene

Physical Properties:
Specific Gravity @ 15

Production Method:
Steam Distillation - Leaves

Warnings:
Caution should be taken when using Essential Oils. Do not use any oils without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. All Essential Oils should be kept out of the reach of children. Possible skin irritant; test on small area of skin and dilute if necessary, before use. NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY