PORTRAIT

You will often hear eucalyptus citriodora referred to as lemon-scented eucalyptus because of its unique lemon fragrance. It is the main ingredient in many natural bug repellents. This anti-inflammatory oil has been shown to inhibit the herpes virus and works well to get rid of fungus. (Dilute eucalyptus citriodora before using it topically on adults, and don’t use it on children topically or with steam.) Solve musty-smelling basements with diffused eucalyptus citriodora and enjoy the pleasant aroma.

ESSENTIAL FACTS

Plant Parts: Leaves
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Chemical Family: Aldehydes
Country of Origin: Brazil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Fresh, Lemony
Note of Classification: Top

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Encourages
  • Liberates and Stimulates Emotional Healing
  • Emotional Strength

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antibacterial – An agent that is capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
  • Antifungal — An agent capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
  • Antimicrobial – An agent that resists or destroy pathogens.
  • Antispasmodic —Relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.
  • Insecticide – An agent that kills insects.
  • Sedative – Calms and tranquilizes by lowering the functional activity of the organ or body part.

HOW TO USE

Anti-inflammatory Pain Relief: Blend 4 drops eucalyptus, 5 drops copaiba, 4 drops balsam fir with 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into affected area.

Bath: Blend in a separate container, 6–8 drops of (Oil) into 1 tablespoon of milk or carrier oil. Optional: Add a 1/2 cup of Epsom salts to bath water

Diffuser: Create a safe place! Diffusing eucalyptus citriodora purifies the air and at the same time because of its wonderful lemony scent, it makes you refreshed, happy and enthusiastic.

Fungus: Get rid of that stubborn fungus! See recipe in recipes tab.

Inhaler: Using a blank inhaler, add 10–15 drops of eucalyptus citriodora. Inhale to alleviate asthma, sinus infections and congestion. Eucalyptus citriodora oil has a reviving and refreshing action that uplifts, yet is also calming to the mind.

Mosquito Repellent: Get rid of those pesky mosquitos and bugs – safely! See recipe in recipes tab.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammation: Blend 4 drops eucalyptus, 5 drops copaiba 4 drops balsam fir with 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into affected area.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

RECIPES

Athletes Foot Relief:

10 drops eucalyptus citriodora

10 drops tea tree

8 drops peppermint

12 drops lavender

2 oz. lotion or aloe vera gel

Directions: Blend all ingredients above into a 2 oz. container. Apply to feet or nails area twice a day.

 

Bug Away Blend

10 drops eucalyptus citriodora

8 drops cedarwood

5 drops geranium

10 drops lavender

15 drops catnip

2 oz. carrier oil

Directions: Blend all ingredints into a 2 oz. bottle. Massage into skin, avoiding eye area, every 2–3 hours.

 

SAFETY

If oxidized, it may cause irritation or sensitization. According to Tisserand, the Aldehyde Citronellal can be a moderate skin allergen if used above 3% dilution. If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of two years old.

Always dilute essential oils  with a carrier oil.

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