Oil Summary: Organic Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil contains high level of citronellal, a key ingredient that’s strongly responsible for its aroma and insect repellent capabilities. Organic Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the eucalyptus tree, also known as blue gum, Tasmanian blue, gum tree, and fever tree. A close relative of tea tree, it is native to Asia and India, it is grown in tropical and sub-tropical countries the world over, but the majority of the essential oil produced comes from China, India, South Africa, Spain and Australia. It presents as a clear, colorless liquid with a fresh, woodsy, mentholated, camphorous and medicinal scent with a strong top fragrance note, and it is at once recognizable as a familiar, comforting remedy for colds, flu and childhood respiratory illness. Its chemical components are eucalyptol (primarily), along with a-pinene, b-pinene, globulol, limonene, phellandrene, aromadendrene, 1,8-cineole, terpinen-4-ol, epiglobulol, and piperitone. Of all the strains of eucalyptus oil, eucalyptus globulus contains the highest concentration of 1,8-cineole.
Plant Part: Green leaves and small stems are collected and steam distilled.
Odor and Appearance : Clear, sharp, fresh and very distinctive Lemon Eucalyptus smell, is pale yellow in color.
Country of origin : India
Botanical name : Eucalyptus citriodara
Key Composition: Citronellal – 76.608%, Citronellol – 6.002%, Isopulegol – 1.366
Contraindication: Generally regarded as a safe essential oil, you should avoid if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not combine with homeopathic medicines. If you have high blood pressure or epilepsy, you should avoid using eucalyptus globulus. Overuse may cause headaches in some individuals. May cause skin irritation in some individuals: always heed recommended dilution factors, and test (always diluted) on an insensitive area of the skin until you know your tolerance. Eucalyptus globulus is not recommended for internal use, and should not be used to treat children or infants. Avoid use near intense heat, open flame or sparks.
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