Lemon eucalyptus oil is distilled from the leaves of the lemon eucalyptus tree. This incredibly versatile oil is a wonderful natural air freshener, clearing the air and killing germs. It is also widely used as a natural bug repellent.
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Lemon Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of lemon eucalyptus tree through steam distillation method. Corymbia citriodora, commonly known as lemon-scented gum or Eucalyptus citriodora, is a species of tall tree that is endemic to north-eastern Australia.
Unique among eucalyptus species, lemon eucalyptus essential oil is rich in citronellal. This gives it a fresh, lemony scent with notes of rose and camphor. Citronellal also contributes to Eucalyptus citriodora’s ability to discourage germs and bugs.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil is an effective natural ingredient in bug repellent. These can include mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs. It is widley used as a natural insect repellant because it contains para-menthane-3,8-diol, a chemical compound that makes it harder for mosquitoes and other bugs to pick up on your skin odour.
Applying Eucalyptus essential oil directly on the skin is the best option to keept thel insects away. Make sure to dilute pure essential oils for topical use. Mix a few drops with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and rub to the body. You can also make natural mosquito repellent with Lemon eucalyptus.
Homemade mosquito repellent recipe
Prepare 30ml distilled water or/and witch hazel, 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol and 10-15 drops of essential oil blend (Lemon eucalyptus, Citronella and Geranium) Add rubbing alcohol first to spray bottle. Add essential oils and Screw Cap on tightly, shake vigorously until well blended. Finally add water and shake again. You can buy all ingredients at purelyBlack
All essential oils are for external use only. Store in a cool, dark place. Use with caution on the skin - may be irritating on hypersensitive or damaged skin. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, seek professional advice.