The essential oil derived from the leaves of this species is known in aromatherapy as both lemon eucalyptus as well as by its botanical name of Eucalyptus citriodora. Although this essential oil is not as popular in aromatherapy as the ubiquitous Eucalyptus globulus, it is fast growing in reputation due to its powerful bactericidal properties.
Eucalyptus citriodora essential oil is powerful fungicidal and bactericidal, and a valuable asset when treating athletes’ foot. It is also effective against a wide range of respiratory conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, phlegm, coughs, and colds, as well as easing sore throats and laryngitis. Vaporized, lemon eucalyptus oil has a reviving and refreshing action that uplifts, yet is also calming to the mind.