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    Benefits of Rosemary Essential oil.

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    11 Amazing Benefits of Rosemary Oil

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    Rosemary oil is a popular essential oil known for its wide array of health benefits. It has become increasingly important and popular over the years as more of its benefits are known, including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems, and reduce pain.
    What is Rosemary Essential Oil?

    Rosemary, also known as Rosmarinus officinalis, is very popular in the Mediterranean region as a culinary herb. Many dishes are cooked with rosemary oil and its freshly plucked leaves. Rosemary essential oil is extracted from the leaves. The rosemary bush belongs to the mint family which includes basil, lavender, myrtle, and sage.
    Rosemary has been extensively used since ancient times for a variety of purposes. The Romans gave special importance to the rosemary plant and used it frequently in religious ceremonies. It was also used during wedding ceremonies, food preparations, cosmetics, and medicinal herbal products. Rosemary plant and its extracts were used by the ancient Egyptian civilization as incense.
    The health benefits of rosemary essential oil made it a favorite of Paracelsus, a renowned German-Swiss physician and botanist, who made significant contributions to the understanding of herbal medicine during the 16th century. Paracelsus valued rosemary oil because of its ability to strengthen the entire body. He correctly believed that rosemary oil had the ability to heal delicate organs such as the liver, brain, and heart.
    Health Benefits of Rosemary Oil

    Today, many medicinal preparations contain rosemary oil. The various, well-researched health benefits of rosemary oil are listed below:
    Aids in Digestion

    Rosemary oil is often used for curing indigestion, relieving flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation, and bloating. This essential oil is also thought to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia and is an appetite stimulant. Furthermore, research has shown the essential oil to be detoxifying for the liver, and it also helps to regulate the creation and release of bile, which is a key part of the digestive process. It also stimulates blood flow and improves circulation, which can benefit the absorption of nutrients from food. Rosemary leaves are often added to meat dishes because it is particularly helpful in digesting meat, lamb, beef, and pork.





    Hair Care

    Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are widely used for hair care in shampoos and lotions. The Colomer Group Spain, S.L. a subsidiary of Revlon Consumer Products Corp has received a patent for using rosemary extracts in hair lotion for the treatment of hair loss and stimulating hair growth. Regular use of rosemary oil helps stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. According to a research published in the SkinMed Journal, rosemary oil helps treat androgenetic alopecia. Therefore, it is an excellent tonic for bald people or for those who are beginning to show signs of male pattern baldness.
    Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Regular massaging of the scalp with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff. Furthermore, it is often mixed with tea tree oil and basil oil to alternately treat scalp problems. For many years, Rosemary has been combined with olive oil as a way to darken and strengthen hair by using hot oil treatments.

    Improves Oral Health

    Rosemary essential oil is a disinfectant and is often used as a mouthwash. It also helps in removing bad breath. By removing oral bacteria, rosemary essential oil can prevent gingivitis, cavities, plaque build-up, and other damaging dental conditions.





    Skin Care

    Rosemary essential oil is not used in skin care as extensively as it is used in hair care, but it does have antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Topical application of the essential oil or a regular massage with the oil helps in toning the skin and removing dryness. It can also give your skin a healthy, even glow when regularly applied or when it is the main component of your moisturizer and other creams. According to a research published in the SkinMed Journal, rosemary oil helps treat androgenetic alopecia.
    Improves Cognitive Function

    Rosemary essential oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It is often used by students during exams because it increases concentration and helps in studying efficiently. It stimulates mental activity and is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue, and forgetfulness. Inhaling rosemary oil seems to lift your spirits immediately. Whenever your brain is tired, try inhaling a little rosemary oil to remove boredom and renew your mental energy.
    In a study conducted by Dr. Eric Yarnell, president of the Botanical Medicine Academy in Seattle found that of 144 test participants who inhaled rosemary oil during an exam displayed significantly higher cognitive function. This is why some researchers are beginning to explore the options for using rosemary oil as an alternative treatment for slowing down the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in certain patients because of this apparent connection between boosted neural activity and the essential oil.




    Relieves Stress

    Apart from the relaxing nature of aromatherapy and general inhalation of rosemary essential oil, it has been proven to decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva. Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones that are released during the “flight or fight” response of the body to stress. Excess cortisol in the blood that may occur due to chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body, including its hormonal balance and the efficiency of the metabolism. A study published in the Psychiatry Research journal said that inhaling rosemary oil and lavender oil for five minutes significantly reduced the levels of cortisol in the test subject’s saliva, which could decrease the inherent dangers of chronic stress.
    Boosts Immune System

    Antioxidants are some of the most valuable defensive weapons we have in our body for fighting off infection and diseases, so any food or essential oil that either adds to or stimulates the activity of antioxidants is a huge benefit to overall health. The same study which found that cortisol levels decreased after simultaneous massage and inhalation of rosemary essential oil also found that the scavenging free radical activity in the test subjects’ bodies also increased significantly. This means that a regular use or inhalation of rosemary essential oil in aromatherapy sessions or in other ways can increase the strength of the immune system and help combat all the diseases associated with free radicals, including cancer and heart diseases.
    Relieves Pain

    The ability of rosemary essential oil to relieve pain has resulted in its extensive use in treating headaches, muscle pains, rheumatism, and even arthritis. Massaging the affected area that is in pain with rosemary essential oil can quickly relieve the pain. Vapor baths with rosemary oil are also found to be effective in the treatment of rheumatism. It has certain anti-inflammatory qualities as well, which makes it very good for relieving the pain from sprains and joint aches. Furthermore, it is known to stimulate blood circulation, which can reduce pain and also aid in coagulation of wounds for faster healing.
    Removes Bad Odor

    Rosemary has a mesmerizing aroma, which makes rosemary essential oil an excellent inhalant. The oil is used in room fresheners, cosmetics, beauty aids, foods, bath oils, candles, and perfumes because of its unique and intoxicating aroma. When the oil is inhaled, it can boost mental energy and is also known to clear the respiratory tract. Many people use a mixture of rosemary essential oil and water as an air freshener to remove bad odor from the house.
    Prevents STDs

    Recent research suggests that the antimicrobial qualities of rosemary essential oil can help prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and recurring inflammation of the herpes virus. The herpes virus can quickly develop immunity to normal antiviral medication, so alternative methods are always being explored. A study cited in the Phytomedicine journal shows that the essential oil of rosemary to be an effective option for reducing the symptoms of the Herpes virus in test subjects, and even affects the level of contagiousness of the virus.
    Treats Respiratory Problems

    The benefits of rosemary essential oil in treating respiratory problems are well-researched and supported. The scent of the oil has been shown to give relief from throat congestion, and it is also used in the treatment of respiratory allergies, colds, sore throats, and flu. Since rosemary oil also has antiseptic qualities, it is also effective for respiratory infections. The oil is antispasmodic and is, therefore, used in treatments for bronchial asthma.
    Other Benefits
    There are various other claims regarding possible health benefits of rosemary oil, including its use for disorders in the menstrual cycle, prostate, gallbladder, intestine, liver, cataract, and heart, and even menstrual cramps, peptic ulcers, urine flow, sperm mobility, leukemia, kidney stones, and associated pain. Research is currently being performed to study its potential in treating various types of cancers including those of the colon, stomach, breasts, and lungs. Rosemary essential oil is used extensively in aromatherapy due to its versatility as a welcome aroma in many popular places.
    Word of Caution: Rosemary oil may, at times, cause allergic reactions, so it should only be used if prescribed or after thorough consultation with your medical specialist. Since rosemary oil is volatile in nature, the oil occasionally causes vomiting and spasms. Therefore, it should never be ingested. It is strongly suggested that rosemary essential oil should not be used by pregnant, breastfeeding or nursing women. Excessive use of the oil may even lead to miscarriage or a disability in the fetus.
    Blending: The oil blends well with frankincense, lavender, clary sage, cedarwood, basil, thyme, citronella, lemongrass, elemi, geranium, chamomile, peppermint, and cardamom oil.
    Rosemary Essential Oil FAQs

    How to make Rosemary Oil?
    Rosemary oil can be made at home with a simple recipe. Simply take the needles of the rosemary off the stem (about 1 cup) and then heat two cups of sunflower oil into a slow cooker, along with the needles. Set it at a low heat for 5-6 hours; you will start to smell what the final product will be. Let the oil cool and finally strain the resultant needles out. Done!
    What is Rosemary Oil good for?
    Rosemary oil is particularly good for cognition, which is why it is frequently used in aromatherapy. It can help improve your mood, lower stress levels, improve your memory, and boost retention of information. However, it is also a good physical medicine, helping eliminate inflammation and headaches, boosting the strength of the immune system, cure indigestion, and even improving the health of the hair.
    How to use Rosemary Oil for Hair?
    You can apply rosemary oil directly to the hair, provided you slightly dilute it with water. Using the pure oil on your scalp can be a bad idea. Mix 20-30 drops of rosemary oil into a cup of water and then rub the mixture onto your scalp and on your hair strands. This is believed to be able to slow graying, stop dandruff, increase growth, and keep the scalp free of irritation or infection.
    Where to buy Rosemary Oil?
    You can buy rosemary oil in nearly every whole food and health store, in addition to large big-box chains like Walmart and Target. Rosemary is one of the most popular herbs, and its oil enjoys similar fame all over the world. Making your own rosemary oil at home is also simple. There are different types and strengths of rosemary oil, so do your research before buying.
    How to use Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth?
    If you wish to use rosemary oil for hair growth, choosing to make it at home is a very popular option. You can put rosemary needles into heated sunflower oil in a slow cooker and then let it sit for 5-6 hours. Let the mixture cool and then strain out the needles. This can also be mixed with mint for a refreshing and equally beneficial hair rub. Applying this oil to your hair can protect against oxidation and sun damage.
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    What is Rosemary oil?
    Rosemary oil is the essential oil that can be extracted from the popular herb of the same name. Rosemary is one of the oldest known herbs and has even been found in Egyptian tombs, so people have a lot of faith in its abilities. Not only is the aroma soothing and cognition-boosting, but the oil itself can also be consumed to address a variety of internal problems, from indigestion to inflammation.
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    6 ways to use Copaiba essential oil

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    Open a bottle of Copaiba essential oil and let the scent of the Amazon rainforest out. Steam distilled and resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree, Copaiba essential oil features a warm, woodsy scent and includes the naturally occurring constituent beta-caryophyllene, making it a popular addition to many spa and skin treatments. With a comforting, earthy aroma and a myriad of uses, Copaiba is the perfect daily indulgence to feel transported to a lush South American landscape. Read on for our favorite ways to use Copaiba oil.
    1. In your moisturizer

    Does your skin need a pick-me-up? Copaiba essential oil reduces the appearance of blemishes and promotes the appearance of a youthful, radiant glow. Add a few drops to a neutral or lightly scented moisturizer for a spa-like experience every evening before bed.
    2. As a perfume

    Copaiba oil has a uniquely sweet aromatic profile, which won’t overpower soft florals or subtle hints of citrus. Use it in customized perfumes in place of other woodsy oils like Cedarwood or Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood for a more delicate summer fragrance that won’t be overpowering in warmer temperatures.
    3. In the diffuser

    With a scent straight out of the Amazon, Copaiba puts the experience of a rainforest hideout just a few drops away. Put on some nature sounds and fill a room with this exotic aroma:
    Rainforest Escape

    4. During a massage

    After a hard workout, strenuous hike, or overall stressful day, share a Copaiba massage with a loved one. Dilute Copaiba with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or a carrier oil of your choice and massage on fatigued areas after activity for a comforting cooldown.
    5. In your diet

    Copaiba has a soothing, complex flavor with a hint of balsamic. Its high beta-caryophyllene content makes it a popular dietary supplement. Young Living’s Copaiba Vitality™ is labeled for internal use and makes a great addition to herbal teas such as chamomile or rooibos. It can also be added to a capsule and taken internally.
    6. In a foot soak

    Imagine yourself at a spa in the Brazilian rainforest. If you can’t get away, bring the spa to you with a luxurious foot soak. This spa-inspired Tropical Resort Foot Soak recipe will whisk you away and soothe muscles at the end of a long day.
    Tropical Resort Foot Soak

    Ingredients:


    Directions:

    1. Mix Epsom salt and essential oils in a small bowl.
    2. Add salt mixture to warm water.
    3. Sit back, relax, and let your feet soak for 15–30 minutes.


    Ready to tackle another new oil? Read our blog posts on how to use Bergamot like a pro and 8 reasons you should be using Vetiver to find even more scents to love!

    don't just eat any essential oil. can't do that. Make sure it is safe. I also use copaiba in combination with other oils because it acts as a booster.

    Never give cats lemon essential oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedgin View Post
    The only essential oil I need, is Bacon!
    LOL I think you're in the wrong thread. BUT, Bacon is a Islamic preventative.
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    I like the essential peppermint oil. I use it mixed with water and some Dawn detergent as a spray repellent, to help keep the spiders from building their webs over my outdoor mounted security cameras. Because as the webs move about in the wind, the webs keeps the camera(s) in the motion "triggered" mode all night.

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    But pure hog lard is the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkTheSlayer View Post
    Peanut oil is essential for frying turkeys.

    But pure hog lard is the best.
    Agree with the bolded, not sure about pure hog lard.



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    Lavender oil works well when needing to relax.
    A spritz on the pillow and ....mmmmmmmmm

    The last time I was in the hospital I was severely nauseous and my nurse asked me if I wanted to try essential oils.
    I was sick of medication and agreed.
    The essential oils worked. I'll find out what it contained.
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    1. Lavender Lavandula angustifolia (Mill.)

    When you think of lavender, relaxation and restful sleep are usually the first things that come to mind. But along with its lovely floral aroma and soothing qualities, lavender is also effective at battling the bugs.
    Lavender pillows and sachets are wonderful in linen cupboards and chests of drawers and will keep away moths and other insects while leaving a fresh scent. Lavender oil can be sprayed from an atomizer or left in a saucer to help keep away ants and insects, and to disinfect the air.[1]
    2. Basil Ocimum basilicum (L.)

    Not just a zesty addition to your tomato sauce, basil essential oil is ideal for summer pest control, especially if you live in a wet climate with lots of lakes and ponds. One study showed O. basilicum exhibiting both mosquito repellent and larvicidal activity.[2] Basil is an uplifting oil, so add some to an atomizer and spray outside for a natural mosquito repellent and a well-deserved mood boost!
    Additionally, if you suffer from indoor allergies on those rainy, summer days, a 2014 study also concluded that practical dust mite control can be achieved with basil oil.[3] Yet another reason to clean green with versatile essential oils!
    3. Thyme Thymus vulgaris (L.)

    I think all of us can agree that the common housefly is one of the most aggravating creatures on the planet. If you’ve ever lived on a farm, these pests are even more of a headache! Lucky for us, thyme has been found to be a highly effective insecticide against houseflies.[4] A 2005 study also found thyme to be an excellent mosquito repellent as well.[5] Win, win!
    4. Pine Pinus sylvestris (L.)

    If you love camping but despise using Deet or other chemical bug sprays, pine is your perfect companion. A natural repellent against mosquitoes, pine will also keep you smelling fresh as the forest!
    5. Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides (Nash)

    In Java, Indonesia, sustainable vetiver essential oil production has produced a viable vetiver craft industry with items such as aromatic mats, baskets, candles, and soaps—all being produced from the spent root. The added benefit is vetiver acts as a natural mosquito deterrent in the house. Diffusing a few drops of this oil will help repel the mosquitoes and also create a spicy, Balinese ambience for summer.
    6. Bergamot Citrus aurantium (L.) var. bergamia

    Is there anything more “summery” than citrus? Bergamot is one of my favorite oils to use for green cleaning, and it’s also the perfect addition to your natural insect repellent spray as it adds a mood boosting, fruity lift. It’s important to note that bergamot is very phototoxic, so you should not use it outside as a topical insect repellent, but rather an aromatic insect repellent spray.
    If the bugs happen to make a meal out of you on those long summer evenings, bergamot is a wonderful oil for topical use on insect bites or stings (just keep out of the sun)!
    7. Peppermint Mentha ×piperita (L.)

    If you would rather a fresh and minty clean aroma in your bug spray than that icky chemical smell, peppermint is the perfect choice. Peppermint is a natural insecticide that kills as well as repels mosquitoes.
    In one study, M. ×piperita showed repellent action when applied to exposed body parts. It also displayed significant larvicidal and mosquito repellant action: Larvae of Culex quinuefasciatus were completely killed 24 hours after exposure (in water) to 3 ml of M. ×piperita per square meter of water.[6]
    Peppermint is also useful on insect stings and bites! Here's a great recipe:

    Insect Stings and Bites Recipe

    • Tea tree Australia Melaleuca alternifolia: 10 drops
    • Peppermint Mentha piperita: 10 drops

    Apply to the area undiluted as often as needed.
    8. Tea Tree Australia Melaleuca alternifolia (Cheel)

    Will the wonders of Australian tea tree oil ever cease? Tea tree is not only a green cleaning powerhouse, but it is also an antiparasitic, capable of destroying or suppressing the growth of parasites such as fleas, leeches, lice, and ticks. Use diffusion or direct topical application. Like bergamot, if those nasty critters do make a meal out of you, Australian tea tree can help beat the irritation from bites or stings.
    9. Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus (Labill.)

    A standard in any natural green cleaning kit, your eucalyptus essential oil can also be used as an insecticide.
    In a 2010 study,[7] three species of eucalyptus (E. staigeriana, E. citriodora, and E. globulus) were tested for use with the blood-sucking sandfly, lutzomyia Lutzomyia longipalpis. Researchers found the eucalyptus essential oils were more effective against L. longipalpis than other natural products.
    10. Lemon eucalyptus Eucalyptus citriodora (Hook.)

    As mentioned above, lemon eucalyptus E. citriodora can also be used as a natural insecticide—especially for those who love that citrusy smell for summer! It was also discovered that the distillate or hydrosol was very effective against mosquitoes and not as volatile as the essential oil. This could be a great essential oil mosquito repellent option for use around children and pets, since the hydrosol still provides very high protection from a broad range of insects over several hours.[8]
    I was lucky enough to visit an essential oil lab run by the Ethiopian government when I visited the country in 2006. They were doing a lot of work with lemon eucalyptus essential oil as an insect repellant—critical in parts of the world where malaria is running rife! E. citriodora is an excellent resource as the tree grows quickly and has a fairly high yield of essential oil.
    Now that you have your oils ready to arm yourself against the bites and stings of summer, here is my favorite natural insect repellent recipe for keeping those bugs at bay. Happy summer!

    Natural Insect Repellant Spray Recipe

    • Lavender Lavandula angustifolia oil: 15 drops
    • Lemon eucalyptus Eucalyptus citriodora oil: 10 drops
    • Tea tree Australia Melaleuca alternifolia oil: 10 drops
    • Lime Citrus aurantifolia oil: 6 drops

    • Bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia oil: 6 drops
    • Distilled water: 2 ounces
    • Vinegar from your kitchen: 2 ounces (I prefer white vinegar, but apple cider works too! Leave the balsamic for the Caprese salad!)

    Blend all the ingredients and put into a spray bottle. Shake well before using. Note: Both bergamot and lime are photosensitive oils. This is an aromatic blend meant to be diffused into the air around you and is not intended for topical or internal use.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the CIO of American College of Healthcare Sciences, the Institution that publishes this blog. However, all opinions are my own. This blog may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
    This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician or naturopathic doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.
    [1] Note: Lavandin Lavandula intermedia (Emeric ex Loisel.) can be substituted, as it is also a useful insect repellent. However, it’s important to note that L. intermedia and L. angustifoliahave different therapeutic effects. Lavender is known for its calming and sedating qualities while lavandin can have stimulating effects. Read more about the differences here: Top 5 Ways to Check Quality of Essential Oils
    [2] Chokechaijaroenporn, O., Bunyapraphatsara, N., & Kongchuensin, S. (1994). Mosquito repellant activities of Ocimum volatile oils. Phytomed 135-139.
    [3] Perumalsamy H, Kim JY, Kim JR, Hwang KN, Ahn YJ. (2014). Toxicity of basil oil constituents and related compounds and the efficacy of spray formulations to Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae). J Med Entomol. 650-657.
    [4]Gora J., Lakota S., Kurowska A., Kalemba D., Raszka
A., Kula J. 1993. The Possibilities of Essential Oils Utilization for the Limitation of Some Insect Populations or their Repellency. Programme Abstracts, 24th Int Symp Essent Oils.
    [5]Park B.S., Choi W.S., Kim J.H., Kim K.H., Lee S.E. 2005. Monoterpenes from thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as potential mosquito repellents. J Am Mosq Control Assoc- Mar;21(1):80-3.
    [6]Ansari M.A., Vasudevan P., Tandon M., Razdan R.K. 2000. Larvicidal and mosquito repellent action of pepper- mint (Mentha piperita) oil. Bioresource Technol 71:267-271.
    [7] Maciel, M.V., Morais, S.M., Bevilaqua, C.M., Silva, R.A., Barros, R.S., et al. (2010). Chemical composition of Eucalyptus spp. essential oils and their insecticidal effects on Lutzomyia longipalpis. Vet Parasitol, 167(1):1-7. Epub 2009 Oct 9.
    [8] Maia, M.F. & Moore, S. J. (2011). Plant-based insect repellents: a review of their efficacy, development and testing. Malaria Journal 10(1):S11. Retrieved from http://www.malariajournal.com/content/10/S1/S11
    This article was originally published in June 2014 and has been updated for accuracy on April 24, 2017.
    Marge Clark

    ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎47‎:‎11‎ ‎PM
    In my experience, the most effective mosquito/fly/flea/chigger repellant is Lemon Tea Tree, Leptospermon petersonii, from Australia. I know the government approved Lemon Euc as a repellant, but our experience was that product substituting the lemon euc. instead of lemon tea tree were much less effective. The Lemon Teatree oil is a summertime necessity for us.

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    Erika Yigzaw

    ‎6‎/‎27‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎50‎:‎30‎ ‎PM
    Thanks for sharing, Marge! I'm glad you found an oil that's working for you and your family for the summer : )

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    Leanne

    ‎6‎/‎1‎/‎2016‎ ‎4‎:‎55‎:‎37‎ ‎PM
    So, can I mix lemon and metal eucalyptus for this effect?

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    Erika Yigzaw

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    Hi Leanne,

    Are you referring to #10 - Lemon eucalyptus oil? If so, no, this is a different species of eucalyptus plant, and is not related to the citrus fruit (although it's very lemony!).

    However, Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is great for discouraging insects and blends very well with lemon (Citrus limonum) so I imagine it would still make a great household spray/blend!

    Good luck this summer!
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