100% pure and naturalCitriodiora essential oil is made from citriodora eucalyptus or lemon eucalyptus. Lemon eucalyptus is a sturdy tree 25 to 30 m tall with whitish bark. In Madagascar, the tree is better known under the name of kinin'oliva. Its leaves are distilled by Aromeya to produce the essential oil of citriodora.
- Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic ++++ (citronellal): citronellal intervenes by modulating the body's immune response to an attack suffered (inflammation) and calms feelings of heat, and the resulting redness.
- Insect repellent, Acaricide +++ (citronellol, citronellal): the citronellal and citronellol in this essential oil help ward off insects and kill some mosquito larvae. They also help soothe bites.
- Antifungal +++: this essential oil fights against the development of fungi.
- Antispasmodic +++ (citronellal): citronellal helps fight digestive or respiratory muscle spasms: it calms involuntary muscle contractions and notably inhibits prostaglandin E2, a substance responsible for contractions of the uterus.
- Analgesic +++ (citronellal): this essential oil contains more than 65% citronellal; it helps soothe skin pain (itching, eczema, ...).
- Antihypertensive, Calming, Sedative ++ (citronellal): citronellal is a negative molecule which means that it has soothing properties; it acts on certain neurotransmitters (molecules allowing the transfer of nervous information). Citronellol dilates the walls of blood vessels which lowers blood pressure.
- Antibacterial +: Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil is effective against Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhi. It is also a good aerial antiseptic.
- Latin name: Eucalyptus citriodora Hook
- Botanical family: Myrtaceae
- Distilled part: leaves
- Country of origin: Madagascar
- citronellal: 65 to 82%
- citronellol: ≤ 8%
- isopulegol: ≤ 9%
- Density at 20 ° C: 0.860 to 0.882
- Refractive index at 20 ° C: 1.445 to 1.460
- Rotary power at 20 ° C: -1 ° to 3 °
- Flash point: + 78 ° C
- Appearance: liquid
- Color: very pale yellow to orange
- Odor: zesty, lemony, spicy
- Muscle and joint pain, especially those in the back, neck, fingers, hands, toes (tendonitis), sciatica, sprains, rheumatism
- Respiratory disorders: fatty cough, acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis
- Skin irritation
- Mosquito and lice repellent
The essential oil of citriodora is used in massage or friction on the zones to be treated. It is necessary to incorporate 1 to 3 drops of oil in vegetable oil of sweet almond.
For neck tensions, Aromeya advises you to prepare a mixture based on 1 drop of eucalyptus citriodora, 2 drops of ravintsara diluted in a handful of vegetable oils. Apply 2 drops of this mixture on the back of your neck and massage the part gently.
Incorporate 10 drops of citriodora essential oil in milk or an egg yolk in your bath to relieve your muscle pain.
Against insect bites, apply 1 drop 4x per day to the areas to be treated.
Associated with thyme or lemon in a bowl of hot water, citriodora essential oil invigorates and regenerates the body, while invigorating and toning the mind.
A few drops of eucalyptus citriodora essential oil in diffusion from 30 minutes to 1 hour is both useful in case of fatigue and repels mosquitoes.
The essential oil of Lemon Eucalyptus must be diluted to 20% for its application on the skin (20% essential oil, 80% vegetable oil).
For babies, diluted skin application is possible on the advice of a healthcare professional.
The essential oil of Lemon Eucalyptus can be tear gas or tussigen for sensitive people; please use it with care.
Babies can use it in atmospheric diffusion, it is then advisable to dilute it by 20 to 80% in other essential oils
Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil contains allergenic biochemical components:
- citronellol (≤8%)
- linalool (≤1%)
- eugenol (≤1%)
- geraniol (≤0.5%)
- limonene (≤0.5%)
- citral (≤0.2%)
Note: It is best to test the essential oil before using it (two drops in the crook of the elbow for at least 24 hours to check that there is no reaction).