Species Spotlight: Eucalyptus Citriodora

7th May 2020

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Eucalyptus Citriodora is known as the Lemon-Scented Gum due to the fragrance of its gracefully drooping foliage. The leaves of this magnificent tree are narrow and lance-shaped, with a distinctive golden-green hue. In addition to its leaves, its bark is a powdery white and often displays a remarkable shade of pink or blue. During the winter, clusters of white flowers bloom amongst the foliage. Despite the attractive appearance of the Eucalyptus Citriodora, it is the fragrance of its leaves that draws attention to its presence.

The Eucalyptus Citriodora carries a unique fragrance that sets it apart from other species of eucalyptus. In contrast to its camphorous counterparts, the Eucalyptus Citriodora oil produces a sweet, balsamic aroma as a top note and a fresh lemon scent as its base. With its strong citrus aroma, the oil of the Eucalyptus Citriodora is used to revitalize and invigorate the body, mind, and spirit.

Key Uses

Similar to other species of eucalyptus, the Eucalyptus Citriodora helps relieve stress and promotes a healthy respiratory system. However, it can also be used as a natural insect repellent when outdoors in comparison to other species of eucalyptus. This is due to its high citronellal content, a chemical compound in the oil. In addition, it has been known to help in treating muscle spasms and fungus.

Popular Blends

Blending Eucalyptus Citriodora with other fragrances may be challenging due to its potent lemon aroma. However, there are several recommended fragrances that work well with this lively fragrance:

  • bergamot
  • spice
  • mint
  • cedar
  • patchouli
  • rose
  • ginger
  • geranium
  • tea tree
  • spanish sage