Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, medicinal, heavy lemon aroma
Largest Producing Countries: Brazil, Australia and India
Traditional Use: Eucalyptus lemon is mostly seen in the fragrance industry. More recently it has become a popular addition to natural bug repellants.
Properties: Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, calmative, deodorant, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticide.
Benefits: Colds, cuts, infections, insect repellent, sore throat, sores, wounds. The insecticidal properties which help to repel insects comes from the citronellal content of the oil.
Blends Well With: Basil, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: There are many types of eucalyptus used to distill oil. Oils high in eucalyptol are used medicinally, and oils such as the eucalyptus lemon are used more in the fragrance industry.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics.
Eucalyptus Citridora plants cultivated from Tamil Nadu,Kerala and Karnataka State in India. Steam distilled Citridora Plants is giving the Citridora oil which is having the main contents are Citronellal -80%, Isopulegol 6%+ and Citronellol 7%.
Citridora oil is isolated of citronellal from Fractional distillated of Citridora oil.
Refractive Index 1.449 at 30o C
Optical Rotation -2o
Specific Gravity 0.8706 at 30o C
Citronellal / Aldehyd 81.7488
Store at 40-70 F in tightly sealed original containers. Avoid prolonged exposure to light, heat and air. Shelf Life: 6 months under suggested storage conditions.
Usage: Used in pharmaceutics, food stuff, perfumed soap, toothpaste and essences