Oil Introduction: Lemon Eucalyptus

Jul 7th 2021

Contrary to what first comes to mind upon hearing about Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil, it is not lemon + eucalyptus.

Lemon eucalyptus, or Eucalyptus Citriodora to give it's scientific name, is indeed it's own plant and considered to be an herb. If you burn citronella candles outside during the spring and summer months, it's likely you're smelling not lemon oil, but oil derived from the lemoneucalyptus plant! It can be grown as either a bush or a tree, or in a pot like one would grow herbs! There are other citrusy-smelling herbs such as lemon verbena or lemon thyme, but these have a much more mild smell in comparison.

Lemon Eucalyptus oil is most commonly known as an insect repellent. It's a great addition to your camping/outdoors activities because it is known to repel mosquitos and deer ticks. We offer this oil in a handy rollerball perfect for tossing in your backpack or picnic basket! (And if you do happen to get an insect bite. Lemon Eucalyptus is also known to help heal insect bites.)

**Be sure to dilute this oil when applying to your skin! And NEVER ingest Lemon Eucalyptus oil!**

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties so it makes it a very useful oil to keep in your medicine chest. It's known to heal wounds and skin infections, and also may help with digestive issues when applied topically.

Try adding it to your topical ointments or create one by melting a couple tablespoons of solid coconut oil and adding several drops of Lemon Eucalyptus oil... let it cool and ::voilà!:: you have your very own homemade topical ointment, perfect for so many uses!! (see our handy list below for other topical benefits)

Lemon Eucalyptus is also known to help heal and/or alleviate respiratory conditions such as asthma and colds (Try it in your diffuser with frankincense for a boost to your respiratory system) and reducing inflammation. You can use it to help soothe those achy muscles.

Lemon Eucalyptus is known to be calming for the nervous system as well as the respiratory system. Try diffusing it with Lavender for a calming vibe.

To recap-

Try Lemon Eucalyptus topically for:
• achy muscles
• insect bites
• repelling insects
• indigestion/upset stomach
• reducing inflammation
• boosting immune system

Try diffusing Lemon Eucalyptus for:
• mood boost
• respiratory issues
• insect repellent
• room scent refresher/deodorizer
• boosting immune system

And to reiterate-
**Be sure to dilute this oil when applying to your skin! And NEVER ingest Lemon Eucalyptus oil!**