Some of the health benefits of lemon eucalyptus oil, includes its action against arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, and sinusitis.
Lemon eucalyptus is also a very effective and safe mosquito repellant, unlike other repellants that could cause serious side effects especially in children.
When it was tested on humans in Tanzania, PMD gave complete protection from biting for between six to 7.75 hours. Compared to DEET, there was no significant difference in efficacy and duration of protection when used against the Anopheles mosquito, the chief malaria vector in Africa. Other studies have also demonstrated its protection against the biting midge, deer tick, and the stable fly.
Do not use undiluted, as essential oils are highly concentrated and can irritate the skin