Eucalyptus (Citriodora) Essential Oil
Eucalyptus citriodora (also called "Lemon Eucalyptus" and not to be mistaken with the respiratory oil, Eucalyptus globulus), is by far one of the most effective oils to repel insects. It is the main ingredient in many commercially available natural bug repellents and has more citronellal than citronella! Due to the high aldehyde content, Lemon Eucalyptus is helpful with fungal issues, calming pain and cooling hot skin. Note: This is a distinct species of Eucalyptus, not a blend of Eucalyptus and Lemon essential oils.
Chemistry: citronellal 78.30%, isopulegol 6.53%, citronellol 4.88%, neoisopulegol 3.39%
Latin Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Cultivation: South Africa, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves
Chemical Family: Aldehydes
Aroma: similar to citronella
Properties: Insect Repelling, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial
Steam Distilled: June 2018
Shelf Life: 3 years (approx.)
To make a bug repelling lotion or anti-fungal lotion, start by blending just 1 drop to 1 tablespoon of unscented lotion and apply to skin. Essential oils high in aldehydes (Eucalyptus citriodora, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, and more) are not skin friendly and must be used at very low dilutions.
Chakra: Sacral (2nd) and Third Eye (6th)
Eucalyptus citriodora is energizing and uplifting.
Do not exceed 1% dilution for skin application. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.