Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil*
*This oil is organically grown and certified by our supplier. However, our facility is not certified organic. You get it though. ;-)
This fresh, lemon-scented oil brings a good dose of chill and cheer along with its strong antimicrobial muscle. Its fragrant, cooling action can help reduce inflammation while cleansing the body system (think dandruff, candida, skin infections, etc.) as well as cleansing the environment (think natural cleaning products).
Lemon Eucalyptus delivers a calming effect to the nervous and respiratory systems while packing a jam-up punch as an antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Plant Origin: China
Extraction Method: Hydrodiffused from leaves (organic, but not certified)
Shelf Life: 3 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 3%
Selah oil blends that contain Lemon Eucalyptus oil:
Click here to see our Health Issues Reference Guide for information on which oils may help with specific needs.
Lemon Eucalyptus may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- blood pressure - lowers
- candida & fungus (dandruff, eczema- weeping, athlete's foot)
- chicken Pox
- circulatory system
- hypoglycemic effect
- insect and mosquito repellent (lice, too!)
- inflammation, joint minor aches and pains, injuries
- laryngitis, sore throat
- minor cuts, wounds, skin infections, scabs
- staff infection (S.aureus)
CDC – Suggestion for insect repellent: "Americans have more options than ever to use in protecting themselves from mosquito bites. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance about effective mosquito repellents available in the United States. The updated guidance includes the addition of two active ingredients - picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus - which have been shown to offer long-lasting protection against mosquito bites. Oil of lemon eucalyptus ... a plant-based mosquito repellent that provided protection time similar to low concentration DEET products in two recent studies. CDC Director Julie L. Gerberding. 'Products containing DEET, picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus are all excellent choices.'"
Used in Thailand to help with afterbirth pains (Price, 249).
Can be used in a blend for "weeping eczema" (Schnaubelt, 113).
Eucalyptus citriodora is approximately 80% aldehydes, which makes the oil more relaxing for the body systems, as it is calming to the nervous and respiratory systems and may lower blood pressure (Purchon, 54).
Anti-proliferative effect of leaf extracts of Eucalyptus citriodora against human cancer cells in vitro and in vivo, click here.
Nanoliposomes containing Eucalyptus citriodora as antibiotic with specific antimicrobial activity, click here.
Essential oils with insecticidal activity against larvae of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), click here.
GC-MS analysis of Eucalyptus citriodora leaf extract and its role on the dietary supplementation in transgenic Drosophila model of Parkinson's disease, click here.
For more information on Lemon Eucalyptus click here.
- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- antifungal - prevents fungal growth
- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- antimicrobial - resists or destroys pathogenic microorganisms
- antiputrescent - acts against the process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter
- antirheumatic - relieves symptoms associated with rheumatic conditions
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- antiviral - inhibits the growth of virus
- expectorant - promotes the discharge of mucous from the respiratory system
- febrifuge - supports the combat, reduction, or elimination of fever
- pectoral - remedy for pulmonary or other chest diseases
Click here for a printable PDF chart of the Therapeutic Uses and Properties of Essential Oils.
Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.
Safe for children 2+ with proper dilution and avoiding the face and neck areas.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Diffuse or inhale directly.
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Citronellyl Acetate 3.10%
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