Eucalyptus citriodora: This attractive, tall evergreen tree whose smooth dimpled bark is blotched with gray, cream and pink is cultivated as an ornamental. This tree is native to Australia, yet it is mainly cultivated in Brazil and China. A pale yellow essential oil results from steam distillation of the leaves and twigs; the oil has a strong citronella-like odor with a hint of balsamic.
With its 80-95 percent content of the constituent Citronellal, this oil makes a natural, nontoxic insect repellant. Eucalyptus-Lemon is helpful with fevers, colds, infectious skin conditions, sore throat and fungal infections. This essential oil is also used as a fragrance in soaps, detergents and perfumes.
I personally like its insect repellant properties. Here is a recipe I like to create for humans and animals:
* In 8 ounces of water add
* 10 drops of Eucalyptus-lemon
* 15 drops of Lavender
* 10 drops of Lemongrass
* Shake well and spray lightly on the area of concern.
This is general information regarding Eucalyptus – Lemon essential oil. We encourage you to learn more about this oil and plant through research and see how it can benefit your life. You can purchase essential oils through FrogWorks, www.ffrogworks.com