How Do You Use Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil?

Contributed by Dr. Damian Rodriguez, DHSc, MS

Lemon Eucalyptus is a tall tree native to Australia characterized by smooth bark and narrow leaves. When steam distilled, the dried leaves and twigs emit volatile aromatic compounds that have a heavy citrusy scent. Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil is a perfect example of why the power of essential oils lies in their unique and diverse chemistry.

Ways To Use Lemon Eucalyptus

  1. Put a few drops of Lemon Eucalyptus into your personal essential oil inhaler to brighten your mood throughout the day.
  2. Combine 2–3 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus and 2–3 drops of Citronella essential oil with water in a spray bottle. Spray on the skin before going outside to protect against environmental threats or simply to keep skin clean and healthy-looking.
  3. Add 1 drop to your toothpaste to promote clean teeth.
  4. Add 1 drop to your shampoo to increase the cleansing power and help keep your scalp moisturized and healthy.
  5. Diffuse at home to purify the air.

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil is a great essential oil for the home, health and outdoors. You can use it topically, internally and aromatically.

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