Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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(Eucalyptus citriodora)

Plant Origin: China

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves (organic, but not certified).

Selah oil blends that contain Lemon Eucalyptus oil: 



CDC – Suggestion for insect repellent:  "Americans have more options than ever to use in protecting themselves from mosquito bites. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance about effective mosquito repellents available in the United States. The updated guidance includes addition of two active ingredients - picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus - which have been shown to offer long-lasting protection against mosquito bites. Oil of lemon eucalyptus ... a plant-based mosquito repellent that provided protection time similar to low concentration DEET products in two recent studies. CDC Director Julie L. Gerberding. 'Products containing DEET, picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus are all excellent choices.'"


Used in Thailand to help with afterbirth pains (Price, 249).

Can be used in a blend for "weeping eczema" (Schnaubelt, 113).

Acne, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, arthritis, calming, chicken pox, cold, cough, circulatory health, emphysema, expectorant, flu, insecticide, insect repellent, measles, rheumatism, sinus infection (Althea Press, 353).

Antifungal, antilouse (Buckle, 49).

Shai (1999) compared the efficacy of Eucalyptus citriadora with commercial anti fungal drugs and found minimal concentration of the oil inhibited all the tested pathogens, microsporum nanum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and T. rubrum, completely with fungistatic activity (Buckle, 291).

Another study showed that Eucalyptus citriodoa (lemon-scented gum) had a hypoglycemic effect on rabbits [Revoredo, 1958] (Buckle, 301).

Eucalyptus citriodora is approximately 80% aldehydes, which makes the oil more relaxing for the body systems, as it is calming to the nervous and respiratory systems and may lower blood pressure (Purchon, 54).

It is an excellent addition to natural cleaning products (Purchon, 54).

Dandruff, scabs, sores, candida, asthma, fever, fungal infections, skin infections, sore throats; as an antiseptic (Worwood, 399).

Anti-proliferative effect of leaf extracts of Eucalyptus citriodora against human cancer cells in vitro and in vivo, click here

Nanoliposomes containing Eucalyptus citriodora as antibiotic with specific antimicrobial activity, click here

Essential oils with insecticidal activity against larvae of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), click here

GC-MS analysis of Eucalyptus citriodora leaf extract and its role on the dietary supplementation in transgenic Drosophila model of Parkinson's disease, click here

For more information on Lemon Eucalyptus click here.


Topical: Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.

Safe for children 2+ with proper dilution and avoiding the face and neck areas.

Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.

Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.

Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.

Internal:  Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.

However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).

All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.


All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. 

If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes. 

Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

GC/MS Key Constituents: 

Citronellal 72.80% 
Citronellol 14.51% 
Citronellyl Acetate 3.10% 
1,8-Cineole 2.11% 
Linalool 1.51%


Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).

Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition (2014).

Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012), p. 249.

Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).

Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).

Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).

Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 113.

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