Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon eucalyptus is another name for the lemon-scented gum tree. Despite the name lemon, it does not belong to the citrus family. Lemon eucalyptus is a species of tree endemic to North-Eastern Australia. The scientific name of this species is Corymbia citriodora. Lemon eucalyptus trees have smooth white to pink bark, narrow adult leaves, white flowers, as well as, barrel-shaped fruits. Moreover, these adult leaves have the same shade of glossy green (both sides), and they give a lemony scent when you crush them.

Lemon eucalyptus is mainly popular as an essential oil. This oil mainly consists of citronellal. The unrefined oil from this tree is mainly used in perfumes, while the refined form is used in insect repellents, especially repellents against mosquitoes.