We’ve all heard of lemon and eucalyptus essential oils, but lemon eucalyptus? Is there such thing as lemon eucalyptus essential oil? Yes! Though not as popular as the two mentioned prior, this amazing essential oil is packed with uses and benefits you will not dare miss. Read on to know more about it!
Lemon eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora) is a native of Queensland, Australia. The namecitriodora means “lemon-scented” in Latin. Over the years, it has been exported all over the world. The tree usually gets cut back to encourage new growth and is used to build ships, bridges, flooring, shovel handles, and so on. Its wood is strong, yet flexible. Lemon eucalyptus is also known as lemon-scented gum or spotted gum.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil comes from an evergreen tree that can grow up to 100 ft. Its trunk is smooth and blotchy, but also white or pink. Sometimes, it can be copper-colored as well! It has slim leaves with fluffy white flowers and reddish-black glossy seeds. The leaves and the twigs are used to make the essential oil by steam distillation. It is pale yellow in color and has a smooth consistency.
The essential oil has a sweet and lemony, with a hint of woodsy aroma. It’s wonderful to blend with black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus radiata, geranium, juniper berry, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, pine, ravensara, tangerine, tea tree, and vetiver essential oils.
Let’s see how you can use the lemon eucalyptus essential oil:
*Pure lemon eucalyptus essential oil is not registered as an insect repellant at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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