Scientific name : Eucalyptus citriodora
Oil origin : Leaves
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma : Camphoraceous, lemony, fresh
Odor strength: High
Evaporation : Top note
Origin : India
This oil is considered the sister of the popular eucalyptus but with substantial lemon undertones. Aroma-wise, it is most similar to Lemon Balm or Melissa oil with a slight Eucalyptus base note. While eucalyptus citriodora has many of the same attributes as Eucalyptus Globulous, it is very effective but much safer when it comes to the repelling of insects when compared to DEET. "According to the CDC, oil of lemon eucalyptus could be a much safer and more natural weapon than DEET. Mattermore reports that until recently, DEET was the only repellent recommended by the CDC, and approved for individual use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)" To read more about the CDC's findings, click the link below:
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"The encouraging results indicate the essential oil of E. globulus leaves might be exploited as natural antibiotic for the treatment of several infectious diseases caused by these two germs, and could be useful in understanding the relations between traditional cures and current medicines."
" Eucalyptus species are well known as medicinal plants because of their biological and pharmacological properties."
"These essential oils [Eucalyptus species, particularly E. globulus] are in great demand in the market since they find applications as anesthetic, anodyne, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, expectorant, febrifuge, fumigant, hemostat, inhalant, insect repellant, preventitive, rubefacient, sedative yet stimulant, vermifuge, for a folk remedy for abscess, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, burns, cancer, diabetes, diarrhea, diphtheria, dysentery, encephalitis, enteritis, erysipelas, fever, flu, inflammation, laryngalgia, laryngitis, leprosy, malaria, mastitis, miasma, pharygnitis, phthisis, rhinitis, sores, sore throat, spasms, trachalgia, worms, and wounds"
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609378/