More About Our Leleshwa Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Distillation: Steam distilled
Botanical name: Tarchocanthus camphora
Note: Made from leaves and flowers of the wild plants
Homeopathic Properties of Leleshwa Essential Oil
External–massage, topical application, local and spinal compress, application to points, meridians, and energy centers
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Our leleshwa essential oil is distilled by a small family operation in Kenya. It is a powerful disinfectant and deodorant, an insect repellant, and a very potent fungicide, possibly the most effective natural fungicide available.
Contrary to its botanical name, it does not contain much camphor. It is classified as a monoterpene.
Known as “Mkalambati” in Swahili, leleshwa essential oil is known to be a fantastic insect repellant, for ticks, mites, spiders, flies, and mosquitos. Wild animals such as cape buffalo and gazelles rub against the plant to remove ticks.
I have used it in many deodorant recipes. Its effect lasts longer than many other essential oils, and its fragrance is bright and cheerful. I like to combine it with bergamot, lavender, or geranium for a pleasant aromatic deodorant experience.
For skin fungus, nail fungus, it I can be very effective. I once saw a bad case of childhood ringworm cleared up in 5 days with a diluted combination of leleshwa and geranium.
It also makes a very good natural preservative, use at .01% in cremes and natural products.
Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
Avoid use for pregnant or lactating women.
Avoid use with infants and small children.
Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.