Botanical source: Eucalyptus citriodora
Plant part used: The leaf
Origin: South Africa
Production: Sustainable cultivation
Extraction method: Steam distillation of the fresh leaves
Fragrance profile: Smooth, sweet lemony yet fresh, mingled with mild leafy green notes
Fragrance energy: Sweet-lemony
Properties: Cooling, clarifying, clearing, decongesting
Complementary blending: Lemongrass, Silver fir, Siberian fir, Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemon, Green myrtle, Niaouli, Saro, Ravintsara
Lemon eucalyptus is a good oil for repelling insects, including mosquitos, fleas, lice and ticks (incl. castor-bean ticks, I. ricinus, I pacificus). Make a "bug-away" spray with 5-10 drops of the oil to 2 oz of water, using sprayer top. Shake well before misting away. Safe to spray on clothing as well as skin.
For topical spot treatment, this oil is cooling and pain-relieving in soft tissue injuries without bleeding, including sprains, contusions and insect bites. Combines well with Helichrysum or Roman camomile for this purpose.
For external use only. Properly dilute all essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.
Awesome smell, will like to diffuse it this winter.