Organic Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil
Spotted Gum, Boabo, Corymbia citriodora.
- Certified Organic Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil is a type of Eucalyptus known for its strong and fresh citronella-like scent that repels insects, as well as its ability to kill bacteria.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Madagascar Plant Part Leaf Scientific Name Eucalyptus citriodora Application Method Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Citriodora is the variety of Eucalyptus with a citronella-like scent. It is the essential oil with the highest content of citronellal, (65- 80%). It is therefore very popular as an insect repellent. Its effectiveness is rivaled only by essential oil blends. In fact, this potent oil is part of what makes Amrita's Bugs BeGone so effective.
Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil has strong purifying abilities and specifically benefits skin, respiration and immunity. Its powerful effects make Eucalyptus Citriodora a household staple.
“Eucalyptus, mint, lavender, and rose are the most well-known fragrances in the treasure chest of essential oils. Nearly everyone can identify at least one of these by smell alone. The scent of eucalyptus oil reminds us of medicine and illness because many medicinal preparations contain eucalyptus. The healing power of eucalyptus is broad and wide-ranging.” Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Susanne Fischer-Rizzi.
Following is a list of conditions that Eucalyptus Citriodora addresses:
Skin Care: Athletes foot, herpes, dandruff, cuts, sores, ulcers, insect repellent.
Respiratory System: Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, congestion, sinusitis.
Immune System: Colds, fevers, flu, infections, sore throat, laryngitis, throat and mouth infections.
For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 3-5% in jojoba or hazelnut oil; 2%, the most commonly recommended strength, is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
Bronchitis: Topical Application on chest and back, a total of 3-5% in jojoba or hazelnut oil.
Stuffy nose and mucous congestion: Steam Inhalation.
Asthma: Direct Inhalation from the diffuser on a regular basis.
Sore throat: Diffusion.
Skin: Topical Application on areas of concern.
Eucalyptus Essential Oils have been found to be non-irritant and non-sensitizing to the skin; however, they are poisonous if ingested, and even small amounts can be fatal. Not appropriate for use with babies and small children.
Outside Australia, Eucalyptus is a fairly modern discovery for the rest of the world. It was first distilled for use as an essential oil in 1854. Eucalyptus was later utilized to prevent disease during World War I and was also used to control outbreaks of illnesses such as influenza and meningitis.
About the Plant
“An attractive, tall, evergreen tree with a smooth dimpled bark, blotched in grey, cream and pink, [it is] cultivated as an ornamental. The trunk grows fast, straight and to considerable height, and is used for timber. The young leaves are oval, the mature leaves narrow and tapering.” The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Julia Lawless.
Myrtacae – Myrtle Family
Scent: Eucalyptus Citriodora has a sweet, camphor-like scent similar to Sweet Eucalyptus but with the distinctive aroma of citronella.
Blends With: Basil, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Citrus Oils (all),Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Mint Oils (all), Rosemary, Pine.
Composition: Geranial, methyl geranate, geranyl acetate, limonene, phellandrene, neral, terpinolene, geraniol.