Lemon Eucalyptus

(Eucalyptus citriodora)

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: insect repellent, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral

AFFINITY FOR: cardiovascular system, respiratory system, muscles, brow chakra, yin energy

RESONANCE: physical

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.