Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil – Corymbia citriodora, (Eucalyptus citriodora) is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs, producing a strong woody eucalyptol aroma of the Australian bush in summer. Found in many states of Australia, this oil is produced mainly in New South Wales.
Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil is a component of PMD which is the main active ingredient in our Mozzie Spray. PMD works well to keep pesty mozzies and insects from landing on our skin and causing irritating bites and stings.
Lemon scented gum oil can act as a decongestant when inhaled deeply or for further assistance with congestion, add 2-4 drops in a diffuser for up to 1 hour.
Lemon scented gum makes a pleasant vaporiser to clear the air, the gentle aromas of the bush will linger through your house or office as an astringent air freshener. Likewise this oil is well suited for Australians living overseas to remind them of their Australian heritage and bush ventures.
A few drops neat on a cotton bud and placed in drawers can help keep silverfish and small bugs away.
Blend this very Australian oil with floral oils for a different aroma in the diffuser. Try a few to get rid of those lingering kitchen smalls after meat dishes.
Lemon Scented Gum must be kept away from the reach of children and not to be ingested. Eucalyptus oil can be poisonous especially to children. Store below 30°.
Lemon Scented Gum oil is not really suited to skin care products but if you are keen to add the oil to a massage oil for an uplfiting experience, try a skin test first and add only a few drops as due to its potency, your skin could be sensitive to this relatively volatile oil.
Main plant chemical compounds are: citronellal, citronellol, isopulegol