Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark Essential Oil
Botanical name Eucalyptus staigeriana
Use in massage for relief from tired muscular aches. In an oil burner, air freshener, potpourri, massage oil, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, dishwashing liquid. In a bath, footbath, sauna, vacuum cloth bag, floor washing water, add to clothes washing, bathroom cleaning.
4 to 8 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser, 5 drops into a bath.
5 to 7 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.
limonene, geranial, neral, terpinonlene, para-cymene, 1,8 cineole and pinene.
Lemon Ironbark Eucalyptus contains aldehydes, so normal skin sensitivity cautions apply, apply to the skin in formulations at less than 1%. Keep out of reach of children, store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.
Other Common Names
Lemon Scented Ironbark, Cape York Ironbark,
Natural Occurrence in Australia
Lemon Ironbark Eucalyptus trees naturally occur in the east coast region of the Cape York Peninsula in Australia. An area near the Palmer River on Cape York Peninsula is a stronghold of the tee. It grows to a maximum of about 20 metres.
Very pale yellow to clear, watery, fresh pleasant lemon scented oil, slightly similar to Lemon oil with a woody scent.
Extraction and Farming Method
Lemon Ironbark Eucalyptus essential oil is sourced from plantations. The essential oil of Lemon Ironbark Eucalyptus is extracted via steam distillation of the leaves and green branchlets.
Little is known of it indigenous use at present. The leaves may have been used to enhance food and the timber used for tools.
Early European Usage
Again there is little evidence of use by early European settlers.
Present day Usage
In the last decade, Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark essential oil has become used to a small degree in the Australian native food industry, as a herb flavouring.
Typical Chemical Constituents of Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark Essential Oil
Relative Density @ 20: C 0.871-0.985
Refractive Index @ 20: 1.4792-1.4818
Optical Rotation -26.4 to -37.5