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Lemon eucalyptus or PMD showed a “remarkable ability” to repel mosquitoes when compared to DEET, the most popular synthetic commercial insect repellent today. DEET has been documented to cause serious adverse effects, especially in children.
When it was tested on humans in Tanzania, Lemon Eucalyptus or “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.
Side Effects of Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
In EPA studies using laboratory animals, PMD showed no adverse effects, except for eye irritation. The technical material is categorized as an eye irritant, while the diluted end use products are estimated to be milder. Skin irritation can occur, although they rarely do. As with any herbal oil, Mercola suggests doing a skin patch test first to check if you’re allergic to it.
Lemon eucalyptus oil is generally safe for most adults when applied to skin as a mosquito repellent. Note, though, that some individuals might have a skin reaction to it. On the other hand, ,Mercola strongly discourages internal applications of lemon eucalyptus oil, as it is unsafe. Chest rubs for congestion contain lemon eucalyptus oil and can cause seizures and death if eaten.7
Mercola advises pregnant and breastfeeding women to avoid using this oil, as not enough is known about the safety of using it while pregnant or breastfeeding.