Eucalyptus citriodora


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Eucalyptus citriodora, Wild Crafted: India (Eucalyptus citriodora)

There are more than 500 species of Eucalyptus some are small shrubs and others large trees. Eucalyptus citriodora, also called Lemon Eucalyptus, is an evergreen tree native to Australia that grows to a height of around 120 feet. When the British came to Australia, they planted Eucalyptus trees around their compounds to keep insects away. The trees love water and assist in drying out marshy soil where mosquitoes would breed. The leaves are often made into sachets to scent closets and drawers. It has a long history of being used as an insect repellant, especially for silverfish. Every part of the tree has a strong, lemony scent. This Eucalyptus oil is milder and is considered to be the safest to use on children and internally.

Primary Usages: It is a powerful support for the respiratory system (opens breathing passages, expectorant, asthma, sinuses) and beneficial for the immune system (colds, flu, laryngitis, sore throat, herpes, has a cooling effect on fevers). It is a powerful antiseptic(antiviral, antibacterial pro, fungicidal, purifier) and is a strong insecticide and repellent.

Secondary Usages: Beneficial for fungal infections(athlete’s foot, ring worm) and other infectious skin conditions (chicken pox, measles). It eases shingle pain and great to assist headaches, dandruff, sores, increasing urine flow, and as a urinary antiseptic. Use with a carrier oil as a deodorant.

Has been reported: Is considered to be a general health tonic. Assists arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism, muscle and joint aches and pains, injuries and sprains. It lowers blood pressure, assists hypertension, and is a recovery support after a heart attack. Beneficial to assist recuperation from long illness.

‍Application: Rub on location. Put a couple of drops on your threshold every week to assist keeping bugs out. Diffuse to clear blocked nasal passages.

Caution: As with all Eucalyptus oils, the disinfectant qualities improve with age and the overall therapeutic benefits decrease. So if you have a bottle that is a few years old, it would be best to use it to clean your house, particularly the kitchen and bathroom.

Descriptor: Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Fungicidal, Insect Repellant, Purifying

Influences: It is soothing, calming, and assists to clear and focus the mind. This refreshing and purifying smell promotes health and well-being. It may be used for those who feel emotionally “hemmed-in” or constricted by their surroundings and can assist to provide “room to breathe”.

Found In: Breathe Ez

Medicine Wheel: Primary North and Secondary East and West. Increases the Guardian Qi (Immune System) and has the ability to clear the lungs.

Blends Well With: Basil, Black Pepper, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Ho-Leaf, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Recipes: For fatigue add 8 drops to a warm bath and relax. For a spa experience apply 8 drops to a wash cloth, put it on the floor if the shower and turn on the hot water. As the hot water hits the oil it sends a wonderful fragrance through the bathroom.

Country of Origin: India, Wild Crafted
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Plant Part: Leaf
Note: Herbaceous and Fresh

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