Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriadora
Parts Used: Leaves & Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Medium
Oil Consistency: Thin
Scent: Medicinal with a sweet, citronella-like scent
LEMON EUCALYPTUS is used to calm the nervous system, the respiratory system, and may lower blood pressure. This type of Eucalyptus makes an excellent addition to natural cleaning products. Lemon Eucalyptus is wonderful to use in insect repellent blends and natural soaps. While the varieties of eucalyptus can be used interchangeably, they all have slightly different therapeutic properties.
Quick Tip #1: Blend 20 drops Lemon Eucalyptus with 1 oz distilled water. Spray in the air for an uplifting, fresh scent. This can also be used as a natural cleaning aid. Shake well before each use. To use as an insect repellent, use only 10 drops of oil to 1 oz distilled water.
Quick Tip #2: To combat athlete's foot add 1-2 drops of oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Rub into the feet.
- Do not use lemon eucalyptus near or on the face of children under 10 years old
- Do not ingest lemon eucalyptus oil
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not use eucalyptus essential oil
- Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy