Lemon Eucalyptus is one of the many Eucalyptus species that has a prized essential oil. Its fresh scent is both uplifting and grounding and is sure to brighten your day! It's also found on the market as lemon-scented eucalyptus or lemon-scented gum oil.
Distilled from the leaves and twigs of Eucalyptus citriodora, this oil is almost colorless. Unlike the more well-known cineole-rich eucalyptus oils which have a bright, sharp aroma, lemon eucalyptus is mostly made up of citronellal and citronellol, giving it a softer scent that is fresh and slightly medicinal with heavy citrus notes (similar to citronella).
How is Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Used?
In general, lemon eucalyptus essential oil is a safe oil for topical use and as fragrant ingredient. Its citronellal and citronellol content make it a great addition to bug sprays and linen sprays. One of our staff even puts a few drops directly on the brim of her hat while walking in the woods to keep bugs at bay. It’s also a wonderful essential oil for use in soap formulations, carpet powders, and outdoor candles.