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Lemon Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora or Corymbia citriodora)

Lemon Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus citriodora or Corymbia citriodora
The lemon eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus citriodora or Corymbia citriodora ) is a large tree of the Myrtaceae family, native of Australia.
  • Bath Bath
  • Skin application Skin application
  • Oral route Oral route
  • Respiratory route Respiratory route


Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil should always be largely diluted in a plant oil before being applied to the skin.

Do not use :
in pregnant or breastfeeding women,
in children under 7,
in the person allergic to any of the components (citronellal, citronellol, limonene, neral, linalool),
in asthmatics without the advice of an allergist,
in the epileptic people or people having a history of convulsive disorders.


Rheumatism, muscular or osteoarticular pain
Dilute 5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil in 1 teaspoon of calophyllum oil. Massage the painful area with this blend, 3 times a day, for 1 to 3 weeks depending on the pain.

Anxiety, stress, nervous imbalance
Take 2 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil + 2 drops of sweet almond plant oil on a neutral tablet, 3 or 4 times a day, during 1 to 2 weeks.

Apply 4 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil blended with 1 tablespoon of St. John's wort plant oil, 6 times a day until until the lesions disappear

Always seek advise from your pharmacist or GP.


Terpenic aldehydes (citronellol), monoterpenols (citronellol, isopulégol), terpene esters (citronellyl acetate)






1.25 kg of essential oil per 100 kg of leaves


1 ml -> 29 drops
(Dosage for a dropper calibrated to European phamacopoeia standards)


Powerful anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and analgesic, Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil is ideal to relieve rheumatism (osteoarthritis, arthritis ...) and joint and/or muscle trauma (tendonitis, elongation, contracture, lumbago, torticollis .. .) and nerves inflammation (neuralgia, neuritis, sciatica ...). It is also calming and balancing for the nervous system (anxiety, sleep disorders, nervous imbalance, stress). It is anti fungal, antiviral and antiseptic for the skin. It is a lso a repellent against mosquitoes, lice and other insects and helps also helps relieve stings.

In Madagascar, the Malagasy call it "kininina oliva" like other trees, which means "quinine tree" thanks to its  cares for malaria.

Since 1995, its Latin name is "corymbia citriodora" but it remains known as "eucalyptus citriodora".


Extracts from the book 'Aromatherapia - All about essential oils', by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book '41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently' and '48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy' by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.

The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.
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