Botanical name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Plant part: leaves and twigs
Extraction method: steam distilled
The lemon eucalyptus tree can grow over 80m tall. Younger trees have bluish-green leaves but as the trees mature they develop long, narrow, more yellow leaves and creamy-white flowers.
Eucalyptus Lemon is a powerful insect repellent and has been proved to be a strong mosquito and sand fly repellent, it is on a par with deet.
Eucalyptus lemon essential oil is generally thought help with such ailments as arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, flu and poor circulation. Can be used in a chest balm to help with breathing difficulties during cold and flu season.