Eucalyptus, Citriodora (India)
Has been recognized by the CDC as a natural bug repellent "as effective or greater than commercially known synthetic DEET..."
As a camphor oil, it holds a special quality of citrusy sweet scents. Often used for bug repellent. It is clinically proven to be MORE effective then DEET.
This oil is commonly known as Lemon Eucalyptus oil and the scent is a fresh lemon aroma. It is distilled from the leaves. Eucalyptus Citriodora differs from the many Eucalyptus cousins both in scent and in many of its properties. Applied topically to the skin it repels mosquito and deer tick bites, it treats muscle spasms, toenail fungus, osteoarthritis and other joint pains. It can help relieve pain from infectious skin conditions such as chickenpox and shingles. It is one of the best oils to diffuse when trying to clear out airborne viruses.
It is safer to use than Eucalyptus globulus and radiata. It can be soothing and calming.
This is a wildcrafted oil that comes from a source Somah is familiar with.