Lemon eucalyptus

1 May, 2022

The essential oil of Lemon Eucalyptus offers by its presence: Concentration, courage, expression of your own emotions, flexibility, release from your negative feelings that cause anxiety, precision, affective regeneration …

Botanical name : Eucalyptus citriodora

Family : Myrtacées

Plant/part : Leaves

Extraction : Steam distillation of leaves

Habitat : It is now found more in warm, tropical or semitropical, even semi-arid areas, such as Australia, Africa, Brazil, California, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar and even Portugal.

Botanical description

Lemon eucalyptus and eucalyptus in general are tall trees up to 60 m tall. Originally from the Australian continent, they settled in Europe in the eighteenth century to fight malaria. In fact, very hungry for water, they allowed many swampy areas to dry up, thus reducing the mosquito population. In addition, it was destined from that moment to the paper industry. But the development of eucalyptus in southern Europe has been to the detriment of native species and, what is more serious, it is a particularly flammable species that is the cause of forest fires in summer, especially in Portugal.

What Lemon Eucalyptus contains


  • Monoterp alcohols. : (+-)-citronellol (15-20%), trans-pinocarveol, geraniol (tr.-5%), cis-ettrans-p-monthane-3,8-diols
  • Esters terp. : citronellella acetate, butyrate and citronellite
  • Terp aldehydes: citronnellal (40-80%)

Combinations with Lemon Eucalyptus


Basil – bergamot – Java citronella – cloves – eucalyptus – wintergreen – geranium – jasmine – lavender – lime – lemon – Roman chamomile – melaleuca – myrtle – orange – oregano – patchouli – palmarosa – petitgrain – black pepper – pine – rosemary – thyme – sage

Properties of Lemon Eucalyptus


  • Against the development of pathogenic fungi
  • Allows you to act with care
  • Cleanse skin and surfaces
  • Cools and cleans the air
  • Dilates the walls of blood vessels
  • Fight digestive or respiratory muscle spasms
  • Helps to relativize
  • Inhibits in particular prostaglandin E2, responsible for contractions of the uterus
  • Modulates the body’s immune response to an attack
  • Provides support in forgiveness
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Regulates the pancreas
  • Relieves skin prone to discomfort
  • Repels mosquitoes
  • Soothes pain, nervous system, blood temperament, feeling of warmth and redness, involuntary muscle contractions, bites, mind
  • Take care of the skin

Indications for Lemon Eucalyptus



  • Cervicodorsal, phalangeal, epicondylar arthritis
  • Cough
  • Cramps
  • Cystitis
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Elongations
  • Gynecological infections
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammation of the urogenital or thoracic, throat and bronchi
  • Insomnia
  • Joint or muscle pain and in addition to throat
  • Leukorrhea
  • Mild spasm
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pericarditis
  • Physical fatigue, after a serious illness
  • Physical stiffness
  • Prostatitis
  • Respiratory congestion
  • Rheumatism
  • Rheumatoid polyarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Synovitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tired muscles
  • Torticollis
  • Vaginitis



  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Candidiasis
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Eczema
  • Herpes
  • Infectious disorders of the skin, of bacterial origin
  • Inflammations and irritations of the skin
  • Insect bites
  • Itching
  • Psoriasis
  • Red, sensitive skin
  • Skin fungal infections
  • Urticaria

Emotional psychic


  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Craving for sugar
  • Devaluation
  • Difficulty thinking before acting, putting things in perspective
  • Irritation
  • Mental fatigue
  • More of resentments than feelings
  • Nervousness
  • Pessimism
  • Sadness
  • Stress
  • Using illness to gain appreciation
  • Worthlessness and negative feelings

Methods of use


Muscle pain: apply to the painful area 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, 3 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil diluted in 10 drops of vegetable oil. Use this synergy in the morning and evening for up to 3 days.

In application on the skin

Mosquito repellent spray: mix in a 100 ml jar provided with an atomizer, 30 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil, 30 drops of geranium essential oil and 30 drops of lavender essential oil.  Dilute this synergy in 20 ml of dispersant or mezcal and then add 80 ml of water. This non-greasy lotion can be used on the skin, but it can also be sprayed on textiles or pillows. If used exclusively for skin use, the dispersant can be replaced by vegetable oil. Be careful to shake the synergy well before each use.

Itching and hives: apply on the itch 1 drop of lemon eucalyptus essential oil and 3 drops of lavender essential oil diluted in 5 drops of a vegetable oil. If the itchy area is very small (bite for example), a drop of each of the two pure essential oils can be applied to the affected area.

Torticollis: mix in a bottle of 10 ml – 9 ml of arnica vegetable oil, 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil, 10 drops of rosemary essential oil and 5 drops of helichrysum essential oil. Massage the affected area 3 times a day for 1 to 2 days as needed.

Precautions with Lemon Eucalyptus


First, do not exceed the recommended dose (1 drop 2 times a day).

Not recommended for pregnant women and also infants without therapeutic advice, for children under 6 years.

Irritating tendency in case of pure use, make sure to dilute it enough for skin use.

Allergy risk (citronellol, linalool, limonene):be careful not to overdo it in mixtures. The elbow test will be recommended before any skin application (minimum 48 h before use).

Keep it out of the reach of children.

Store away from any source of heat and light.

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