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Lemon eucalyptus

Eucalyptus citriodora ou Corymbia citriodora

Lemon Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora or Corymbia citriodora) is a tall tree of the Myrtaceae family, originating from Australia.

  • Bath

  • Dermal application

  • Oral route

  • Respiratory route

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil should always be significantly diluted in a plant oil before applied to the skin.

Not suitable for:
pregnant or breastfeeding women,
children under 7,
persons allergic to one of the components (citronnellal, citronnellol, limonene, neral, linalool),
asthmatics unless otherwise recommended by an allergist,
epilepsy patients or those with a medical history of convulsive disorders.

Rheumatism, muscular or osteo-joint pains:
Dilute 5 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil in 1 teaspoon of calophyllum plant oil and massage the blend onto the painful area 3 times daily, 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, 3-4 times per day, for 1-2 weeks.

Zoster (shingles):
Apply 4 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil blended into 1 tablespoon of St John's wort plant oil 6 times daily, until lessions completely disappear. Always seek the advice of a pharmacist before use.

The habitants of Madagascar refer to it as "kininina oliva", like some of their other trees, meaning "quinina tree", as it treats malaria.
Its Latin name was changed to "corymbia citriodora" in 1995, but it continues to be known as "eucalyptus citriodora".

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