This euchalyptus is light, lemony and is a great air freshener and good for clearing the air and killing germs (has anti-staph properties). It is a strong anti-fungal oil, and great for removing the musty smell in basements (especially carpeted basements) and is also recommended as an insect repellant.
|County of Origin||China|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-septic|
|Approx. Shelf Life||3 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
History: Introduced to Europe in the 19th century as an ornamental tree, but it was soon realized that this was more than ornamental. It also seems to inhibit mosquitoes and it is now grown in areas where malaria is a problem. Lemon eucalyptus inhibits bacteria and virus and is invaluable in epidemics of infectious illnesses much more than the high cineole eucaplyptuses, as it helps the sufferer and protects the caregiver.
Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil has a camphoraceous scent with sweet, citronella notes.
Indications: Used for athlete's foot, fungal infections, dandruff, scores, asthma, laryngitis, sore throat, hypertension, recovery from heart attack, colds, fevers, infections, cystitis and vaginitis. Used to calm, uplift moods, revive, repel mosquitoes, relieve muscle aches.
Personality Profile: Fresh, alive and love freedom. they are constantly expressing new ieas and are full of vitality and laughter. Citriodora personalities get excited over new ideas and new gadgets. However, they cannot stand being tied downn or feeling hemmed in, they need freedom.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray.
Safety: Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. For external use only, this is considered toxic if taken internally. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes.
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