Lemon Eucalyptus is native to Australia, and has been used traditionally for perfuming rooms. It is also often used during times of illness, and as an insect repellent.
It is antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, deodorant, expectorant, anti-fungal, insecticidal.
Some of Lemon Eucalyptus Oils usesinclude:
Skin: Athlete's foot & other fungal infections, cuts, dandruff, herpes, insect repellent, scabs, sores, wounds.
Respiratory: Asthma, laryngitis, sore throat.
Immune System: Colds, fever, flu, infectious illnesses such as chickenpox.
Being gentler than other varieties of Eucalyptus, Lemon Eucalyptus oil is safe for children aged 2 years +. It is safe to use during pregnancy (Avoid in first trimester, or consult your medical practitioner), and safe to use during breastfeeding.
Please dilute when using on skin. You can use the below as a guide, but please note that it is only a guide. Consult your medical practitioner if you have any queries.
2 - 6 years: 2% - up to 5% ok for very occasional use.
6 - 10 years: 2% - up to 10% for very occasional use.
10 years +: 2% up to 25% for very occasional use.