Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

If you’ve ever walked through a lemon eucalyptus garden, you know that the scent is unmistakable.


Now, you can experience its fresh aroma inside your home with Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil. This fresh and invigorating oil smells pleasant and provides various useful uses.

What is Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil?

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil has a wonderful citrusy aroma that comes directly from the leaves of the Lemon Gum tree. Though it does have a lemon-like scent, it also has balsamic and refreshing notes. The oil itself has lots of uses—from cosmetic to healing applications—so its versatility is definitely worth checking out!

OLE vs. Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE) and Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil may sound like the same thing, but don’t be fooled; these two products are quite different! OLE is a synthetic version that has been observed to be at least marginally more effective in bug-busting only. Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil, on the other hand, is derived from natural processing methods. Because it’s derived from a plant, the essential oil will provide all sorts of additional benefits apart from repelling bugs.

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Benefits

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil

Soothes Muscles

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil is not only known to soothe muscles after a workout session, but a study1 also indicates that this natural remedy has the potential to reduce discomfort. Inhaling the aroma can make all the difference in helping restore you back to recovery from strenuous workouts and challenging daily activities.


One of Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s many benefits is its ability to detoxify your body—yay for proper maintenance! Traditionally, it has been used to clear toxins from the body that might otherwise accumulate. It’s an excellent natural remedy for cleaning your body inside and out.

Boosts Immunity

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil boosts your immunity. Derived from the lemon-scented gum eucalyptus trees, this spa-like scent has strong antifungal abilities from citronellal, according to a study2. Use it to actively fight off pesky fungus and other illnesses.

Deters Insects

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil is the natural way to keep pesky insects away! One study3 showed it had proven significant repellence activity, so we don’t have to resort to the more toxic bug sprays. Plus, it has a refreshing and subtle citrus scent that will brighten your day.


Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s balsamic-fresh aroma is a powerful deodorizer. It’s perfect for spritzing on linens, curtains, furniture, or fabric for a noticeable boost in freshness. Goodbye, musty odors; hello, lemony freshness!


Not only does Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s freshly citrusy scent make any space smell like a spa, but the significant compounds present in this natural oil also possess powerful antimicrobial activity, according to a study4. As a result, it’s a great addition to your cleaning regimen; it will protect against bacteria, molds, and fungus, and using it as part of your regular clean-up ensures an extra-bright shine and added zest!

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses

All-Natural Insect Repellant

This natural, eco-friendly insect repellant is a wonderful option for both home and travel. Perfect for summer camping trips and gardening, it has a pleasant scent and will keep those pesky bugs – like mosquitos and flies – away. Creating this at-home insect repellant can also save you money from buying store-bought brands.

All-Natural Deodorizing Recipes

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil is a strong-smelling and powerful natural deodorizing ingredient. It is ideal for refreshing rooms, linens, and other spaces that need freshness! You can whip up something simple like a house spray spritzer or get creative with fragrant cleaners.

All-Natural Skincare Recipes

Many people use this fragrant oil in DIY skincare recipes because it promotes healthy, smooth skin. In addition, as mentioned above, this oil has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which help to fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Diffuser Blend Recipes

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil is like a two-for-one deal – it’s excellent for a diffuser blend recipe to enjoy its sweet and fresh aroma and an aromatherapy agent that provides therapeutic benefits!

Roll-On Recipes

Popular essential oil roll-on recipes make topical and aromatic use easy. To use them, mix several drops with a carrier oil, like jojoba or grapeseed oil, and then apply them directly to your skin for their therapeutic benefits.

What Lemon Eucalyptus Oil Blends Well With

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The sweet, fresh, and lemony notes scent of Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil blends well with Basil, Cajeput, Cedarwood (Atlas or Himalayan), Citronella, Frankincense, Ginger Root, Lavender (40/42 or Bulgarian), Lemon Myrtle, Spearmint, and Tea Tree Essential Oils.

Main Constituents of Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil


Citronellal or rhodinal (C10H18O) is the compound that gives oils their distinctive lemon scent. It has insect-repellent properties, and it is highly effective against mosquitoes. Research also shows that citronellal has strong antifungal qualities.

Citriodiol Acetal Isomer

p-Menthane-3,8-diol, also known as para-menthane-3,8-diol, PMD, menthoglycol, or its trade name, Citriodiol, is the active ingredient in some insect repellents. Its odor and chemical structure are similar to menthol, and it has a cooling feel. A 2006 study showed that PMD used as a repellent is as effective as DEET when used in like quantities.


Isopulegol is a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics, shampoos, and toilet soaps. It also has commercial and industrial uses such as flavoring and nutrients, fragrance, and odor agents.

What Earthies Are Saying About It

Eucaliptus Farm & Simply Earth

Simply Earth is thrilled to source its Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil from Eucaliptus, a treasured farm in Brazil. Eucaliptus thrives in Brazil’s ideal conditions, benefiting from sunlight, fertile soil, and ample water, contributing to its quality.

Esteemed for its invigorating lemony aroma, this essential oil is produced with respect for environmental sustainability. Eucaliptus uses sustainable methods, harvesting the leaves every nine months to allow regrowth, ensuring top-notch quality and ecological responsibility. By measuring and reducing its carbon footprint, Eucaliptus shows a solid commitment to environmental preservation.

The farm’s dedication to worker well-being is evident in the support, such as transportation and adjusted schedules to handle the Brazilian heat. These practices enable careful oil extraction.

Aiming to be a global leader in Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Eucaliptus has achieved significant milestones and global certifications. Their holistic approach, from planting and harvesting to distillation and distribution, ensures Simply Earth’s Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil is of the highest quality and sustainability.

Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

This essential oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

Cats may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Choose Simply Earth Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil

You should now feel equipped with all the necessary knowledge to start using Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil! This versatile oil can be used for many things, from diffuser blend recipes to homemade bug sprays. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil is a powerful tool that can offer cleansing benefits and promote feelings of well-being. Still, it’s always important to use caution and consult your doctor about any health concerns. When purchasing essential oils, choose a reputable brand like Simply Earth that offers high-quality oils at an affordable price. Purchase your own bottle of pure Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil here!


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  2. Kazuhiko Nakahara, Najeeb Alzoreky, et al. “Chemical Composition and Antifungal Activity of Essential Oil from Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella Grass)”. 2003
  3. Hadis M, Lulu M, Mekonnen Y, Asfaw T. Field trials on the repellent activity of four plant products against mainly Mansonia population in western Ethiopia. 2003 Mar
  4. Wei LS, Wee W. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Cymbopogon nardus citronella essential oil against systemic bacteria of aquatic animals. 2013 Jun