Aroma: Strong, fresh, citronella-like, sweet balsamic undertone
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Traditional Use: Used as a fragrance component (in place of E. globulus) in soaps, detergents and perfumes; also used in room sprays and insect repellants.
Benefits: Arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, bacterial skin infections, candida, chest infections, chickenpox, colds, cuts, cystitis, dandruff, fevers, herpes, infectious disease, insect repellent, laryngitis, measles, rheumatism, scabs, sore throat, sores, and wounds.
Of Interest: During the last century it was regarded as a good insect repellent, especially for cockroaches and silverfish. The wood is used in situations requiring strength and flexibility, such as the bottom of carriages, ship building, bridge constructions, flooring, handles of shovels and picks, etc.
Safety Data: Not compatible with homeopathic treatment. Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Its use while pregnant is not recommended.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted and should not be used via direct inhalation. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).