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Benefits of Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

by Anant Khare 25 May 2022

Ah, the benefits of lemon eucalyptus oil. There's plenty of them! It is a wonderful elixir that can be used in many ways. Lemon eucalyptus essential oil originated from a lemon-scented gum eucalyptus plant (Eucalyptus citriodora), which goes by Eucalyptus's scientific name citriodora. Lemon eucalyptus essential oil can be extracted from the leaves or twigs of the plant by steam distillation. This process involves boiling water until it turns into steam and passing it over the plant or tree parts containing the oils. The steam then cools into liquid form and separates the oils so they can be collected for use.

The aroma of this oil, combined with its mosquito repellent properties, made its benchmark in traditional medical services. Not only as insect repellent but also for its other apparent health benefits. The lemon eucalyptus essential oil has reached the global mainstream

An effective insect repellent:

While there are hundreds of essential oils, most have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. For example, lemon eucalyptus essential oil is up to 88% citronellal, which happens to be very effective at repelling insects and being non-toxic and all-natural so that you can spray it with peace of mind. Some experts even recommend it as a replacement for DEET and other dangerous insecticides. Most of the time, mosquito repellent patches for kids and adults consist of this aromatic essential oil. For example, The Better Home's plant-based mosquito repellents give you 12 hours of protection and leave no side effects on your skin.


Benefits of lemon eucalyptus oil

  1. Improves respiratory health:

If you're feeling congested, you might want to skip the medications and go for a lemon eucalyptus essential oil boost. It can be inhaled or diffused in the home, and it works deep within your respiratory system. The active ingredients in this oil have anti-inflammatory properties, which may soothe the respiratory tracts and prevent coughing and additional congestion. In addition, some of the antioxidant compounds in this oil may attack the underlying infection to speed healing. Finally, this oil is often included in chest rubs to lower congestion when applied before sleeping.

  1. Stimulates circulation:

Lemon eucalyptus oil contains at least 65% citronellal, a natural skin-protectant and a known bug repellent. The potent scent of lemon eucalyptus is sharp and herbaceous, similar to rosemary and lavender. Like many essential oils, it can be used in diffusers, added to lotions and creams and applied topically. In addition, lemon eucalyptus essential oil stimulates circulation. Limonene and citronellal are known as stimulating substances that impact metabolism and circulation. This oil helps circulate oxygenated blood and resources for cells in the body's extremities and is an energetic boost to your day.

  1. Reduces inflammation:

If you're looking for a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps manage aches and pains, lemon eucalyptus essential oil fits the bill. It can be used in various ways to alleviate pain, but it's most commonly known for its ability to help with joint disorders, muscle aches and sprains. It may also have a positive effect on inflammation in the body. Commonly used to relieve joint disorders and pain from muscle aches and workout strains, you can topically apply this oil to the affected area for possible rapid relief. Try to be careful about the quantity; all you need is a few drops of oil. It has specifically been praised for its effect on osteoarthritis. However, when it comes to inflammation it may affect the body in countless ways, so both inhalation and topical applications are recommended.

  1. Boosts immunity system:

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil's anti-fungal, antioxidant, and antiseptic qualities make it a powerful immune booster. Aboriginal populations in Australia used to apply the fat of the lemon eucalyptus leaves to open wounds, cuts, and scrapes to prevent infections from attacking the damage. It might help support the immune response and stimulate the production of additional white blood cells. In addition, lemon eucalyptus essential oil has antibacterial properties that can help prevent infections from spreading and attacking the body. Rubbing diluted lemon eucalyptus oil on cuts, scrapes, and wounds can help prevent infections and keep the wound clean.

  1. Improves digestion:

Eucalyptus is one of the most popular essential oils for medicinal purposes. It makes the air smell nice and refreshes the senses because it's a potent anti-inflammatory. This oil has a light, refreshing aroma that quickly drips onto your skin or diffuses in your home. However, it does not have a strong smell that lingers, so you might want to ensure good ventilation if you're using this oil as a room fragrance. It's also an excellent carrier oil when diffusing oils like peppermint or lavender. The anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil might make it ideal for soothing indigestion and stomach upset. If you suffer from chronic constipation, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, cramping or poor digestion, inhaling this oil as a daily boost to your digestive system might be an excellent idea.

All in all, it's important to remember the many benefits of lemon eucalyptus oil without forgetting the disadvantages. First, buy from a trustworthy source, and don't ingest the essential oil. It's always recommended that you follow your doctor's recommendations for a prescription regiment rather than self-medicating with essential oils. Finally, please educate yourself on how to use lemon eucalyptus oil safely and responsibly to get the most out of it! 

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