A popular ingredient in the perfume and fragrance industry, lemon eucalyptus has made significant headway in aromatherapy for its benefits, especially its effectiveness as a natural insect repellant. Derived from the leaves of the lemon eucalyptus tree, its ability to help keep pests at bay is due to compounds that naturally mask environmental cues that insects use to locate and hone in on their targets.
Plant Part Used
Medium-strong. Fresh and lemony, with subtlely sweet citronella-like undertones.
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Benefits
Calms, clarifies and refreshes.
Blends Well With
Basil, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
History of Lemon Eucalyptus
A treasured oil in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese wellness practices, lemon eucalyptus has been used for generations. Before it was used for its wellness benefits, it was--and still is--revered for its outstanding capabilities to keep pesky bugs at bay. Indigenous to Australia, this tree from which the oil is derived can be found throughout Brazil and China, growing up to 50 meters in height. Today, it is a popular addition to perfumes, soaps, candles, insecticides and more!
Using Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Smooth Sailing II
Create this blend and apply to the chest, then breathe deeply.
Combine these oils into your own natural bug-away spray!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!