Essence extracted from the leaves of lemon eucalyptus from Madagascar is renowned for its effectiveness in relieving acutely inflamed wounds. Also known as eucalyptus citriodora, this large tree, which can reach up to 50m in height, is native to Australia. Aboriginal people have used it for a long time to treat fever, to relieve and disinfect wounds. Lemon eucalyptus essential oil can be colorless to pale yellow; it gives a fresh and lemony aroma. As a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti itch, repulsive and relieving, it helps combat many ailments.
Not only is eucalyptus essential oil a super effective anti-inflammatory, anti-pain and sedative, but is also a frequently used potion that fights off joint and muscle pain. Diluted to 50% with carrier oil, rub the painful joint with it and massage the affected area or gently apply it along the vertebral column. It helps combat osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, inflammation of the uro-genital sphere, cystitis, vaginitis and vaginal discharge.
This essence also has anti itch properties. To get rid of itching and shingles, make use of 5 drops of lemon eucalyptus extract and blend it with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Gently apply the blend to the affected area and rinse it after one hour. Just don’t worry with your scalp as this oil’s compounds are harmless to your skin.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil is rich in relaxing properties. It stimulates the mind while enhancing concentration. It is also effective in relieving heart problems and reducing high blood pressure. In these cases, use it in olfaction or internally as directed by a therapist.
When diffused in the air, lemon eucalyptus essential oil serves as a great repellent. It rids mosquitoes and cleans the air. And if you dilute it with carrier oil and apply the mix on your skin, it keeps you away from insect bites.