THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: insect repellent, anti-inflammatory,
expectorant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
AFFINITY FOR: cardiovascular system, respiratory system, muscles, brow
chakra, yin energy
PLANT FAMILY: Myrtaceae
PART UTILIZED: leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
APPLICATION: Use lemon eucalyptus exactly as you would use any other
variety of eucalyptus.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Lemon eucalyptus has a fresh, sweet, lemony
aroma mixed with some woody deeper notes.
EMOTIONAL/SPIRITUAL/MENTAL ASPECTS: The emotional qualities of all
eucalyptus varieties are similar.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The physical aspects of lemon eucalyptus oil are much
the same as other varieties. The high citronellal content of this oil
gives it the intense lemon scent.
Lemon eucalyptus may be very effective against toe nail fungus.
Routinely soaking the feet in warm water may help with these systems.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Used as a mosquito and insect repellent, mix in a
10% solution of essential oil to 90% solution of carrier oil such as
neutralizer, almond oil or witch hazel. Apply to the skin, avoiding
contact with the eyes, for to provide protection from biting insects.
CAUTIONS: All eucalyptus varieties can be caustic to the skin if used
undiluted: be sure to dilute well. Test for skin sensitivity before
applying to the whole skin surface.
INTERNAL USE: See General Information in eucalyptus notes for cautions
regarding internal use.