Eucalyptus citriodora from the myrtaceae family. This type of eucalyptus tree produces pale yellow oil when its leaves and twigs are put through the distillation process. The aroma is very lemony and the oil is sometimes referred to as lemon scented eucalyptus. It is a strong anti-viral and bactericidal oil and several types may be used if treatment continues over a period of time.
Methods of use: Bath, massage, vaporisation and as a disinfectant.
Cautions: Contra indicated with homeopathic remedies. Use a low dilution in the bath. May irritate sensitive skins. Eucalyptus smithii is a better choice for children than other types of eucalyptus.