About: Eucalyptus citriadora is one of the many Eucalyptus trees used for aromatherapy. It contains high levels of Citronellal, which is reputed to make it a more effective insect deterrent than Citronella oil. The oil smells like a slightly more camphoraceous Citronella.
- Latin Binomial; Eucalyptus citriadora
- Country of Origin; India
- Traditional Uses; Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, candida, cuts, dandruff, herpes, insect repellent, scabs, sores, wounds, asthma, laryngitis, sore throat, colds, fevers, infectious skin conditions, chickenpox, infectious disease
- Method of Production; steam distillation of twigs and leaves
- Note; middle
- Safety; can be highly toxic if ingested in milliliter quantities; moderate need for dilution prior to topical application; recommend Eucalyptus radiata for children
How to Use:
Diffusing: Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Topical Use, Bathing & Massage: Add 2-5 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and place in warm bath water or massage into skin.
Facial Steam: Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. For best results, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap steam.