Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil


(24 customer reviews)

A very fresh, crisp and invigorating lemon aroma. Good as a room freshener and for insect protection.

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum essential oil is probably Australia’s most invigorating essential oil. It should be used very sparingly as it is very powerful while also lemony, fresh and invigorating. Use in an oil burner or vaporiser.

Botanical name  Corymbia citriodora (formerly Eucalyptus citriodora)                       


100% v/v pure essential oil of Lemon Scented Gum.



A very strong, fresh, invigorating lemon aroma.


It is a good air purifier, deodoriser and can assist in detering small pests, energising, invigorating.


In an oil burner, vaporiser, air purifier, air freshener, potpourri, bath, vacuum cloth bag or sauna. Good for easing breathing. Add to insect repellents. Use to scent draw liners and to help repel cockroaches and silverfish.


Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum Flowers

Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum Flowers


Directions and More Uses

Aromatherapy Oil

1 to 3 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser, no more than 1 drop into a bath. Add at a rate of no more than 1% to your own skin care products for an uplifting lemon aroma.

Blend Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil with

Use Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum essential oil sparingly in blends as it is very overpowering to other essential oils.

Try blending with other Eucalyptus varieties, Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Rosalina and Tea Tree.

Massage Oil

1 drop per 20ml of carrier oil.

Main Actives

citronellal, citronellol, limonene, pinene, iso-pulegol and traces of 1,8 cineole.


Do not use Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum essential oil at a rate greater than 1% on body products as skin sensitisation occurs.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemon Scented Eucalyptus, Lemon Gum, Lemon Scented Spotted Gum.

Natural Occurrence in Australia          

The trees naturally occur in the forests of Maryborough through to Mackay in mid Queensland and again around Atherton in northern Queensland.

Lemon Scented Gum grows to a maximum height of 40 metres in the wild and like most Eucalyptus it can grow on low nutrient soils. The trunk of the tree is quite smooth to touch, while the fallen leaves have a distinct and very strong lemon odour when crushed.

Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil Characteristics

Golden yellow colour, sometimes with a pink tinge, clear; watery consistency; strong citrus, lemony scent.

Extraction and Farming Method

The oil is extracted via steam distillation of the leaves and green branchlets. Lemon Scented Gum is grown in plantations.

History – Lemon Scented Gum

Traditional Usage

The bark produced gum exudates (kino), it was believed to be antibiotic and was used as an astringent for treating diarrhoea.

Early European Usage

Early settlers also used the gum exudates for treating diarrhoea and used the leaves in sachets to keep silverfish and cockroaches out of clothing storage. It has a hard durable timber and was used for bridge construction, tool handles, framing, flooring and case manufacture

Present Day Usage

Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum essential oil is being used aromatherapy, in the perfume industry to manufacture other aromas, the citronellal is primarily used for this. The trees flowers produce a nice honey for beekeepers. The tree is popular as an attractive park or garden tree.

Typical Chemical Profile                                     

citronellal                                         70-90%
citronellol                                           4-12%
isopulegol                                        1.5-18%

Relative Density: @ 20 C 0.865-0.880
Refractive Index @ 20 C 1.450-1.460
Optical Rotation -1.0-+6.5


Additional information

Weight .05 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

Additional Information

24 reviews for Eucalyptus Lemon Scented Gum Essential Oil

  1. Sonja

    Absolutetly love this oil. Very good quality. The smell is amazing. Crisp clear and yummy. I burn this oil in my kitchen . I use it mixed with vinegar as a general purpose cleaner for kitchen and bathroom.

  2. Maria (verified owner)

    i love using this oil in the laundry, a few drops on the powder and my clothes come out smelling fresh, lemony and probably act as a deterrent for any bugs in the wardrobe and draw.

  3. Deidre (verified owner)

    Love the smell

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Deidre,
      Thanks for that, good to hear you love it, best wishes!

  4. Julie Magee (verified owner)

    Not sure if it was a coincidence but I popped this one in my diffuser whilst I was cooking and suddenly the fly’s disappeared! Will be trying this again.

  5. Pauline (verified owner)

  6. Susan B. (verified owner)

    Use this everyday in the house…love it

  7. Janelle Lyons (verified owner)

    A refreshing and uplifting oil which blends well with the Blue Cypress.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Interesting, thanks Janelle!

  8. carmen

    Love, love, love this. Really strong only need couple drops. Whole House smells divine. Even in car ,couple drops on air vents. Magic.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Its a very powerful citronella/lemon scent, best wishes!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes its a very strong essential oil, enjoy!

  9. Nicole S. (verified owner)

  10. Norah (verified owner)

  11. Marina (verified owner)

    I couldn’t open it as it is a gift – but this is scent is divinity itself!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Its a lovely, value for money scent.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Marina, yes its a strong invigorating lemon scent

  12. Dorothe P. (verified owner)

    My favourite oil that I use daily, in cleaning products, and my diffusers. The smell is so refreshing and clean!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes Dorothe, it is a very powerful oil

  13. Rachel Carroll (verified owner)


    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Sure is Rachel

  14. Katie Perry (verified owner)

    I love this! Always making my house feel lovely and clean! Beautiful oil!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Katie, pleased we could amke your home, that bit nicer, best wishes!, Greg

  15. Jessica (verified owner)

    Beautiful scent. Strong and zingy, really good value for money too – I bought the 100ml.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Jessica, thanks for that, much appreciate your positive comments, Greg

  16. holly thorburn (verified owner)

    Beautiful Australia bush smell.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes Holly it has a strong lemon scent.

  17. MAIKO (verified owner)

  18. Kelly Edwards (verified owner)

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fabulous product. Everyone seems to have a memory of a lemon scented gum in their lives somewhere!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes it has been a widely planted tree around all capital cities

  20. Stacy H. (verified owner)

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thank you Stacy

  21. Min Jiang (verified owner)

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thank you Min Jiang

  22. pearl green (verified owner)

    Magnificent as always

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks again Pearl.

  23. Fiona (verified owner)

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Fiona

  24. ANNE (verified owner)

    Refreshing smell just need 1or 2 drops in my diffuser for my bedroom.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      That was good to hear, thanks Anne!

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