Leleshwa Essential Oil


Leleshwa essential oil has a unique aroma, strong and camphor like with a hint of a floral note.  It has been used in Kenya for treating headaches, skin conditions, and as an insect repellant.

Aromatic Profile

 Top note:  Complex herbal, camphor, floral notes

Heart Note:  Herbaceous, floral, balsamic notes

Base Note:   Herbaceous, floral, balsamic notes



Leleshwa essential oil blends well with  angelica, clove bud,  galbanum, and myrtle, among other essential oils.

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More About Our Leleshwa Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  Kenya

Distillation:  Steam distilled

Botanical name:  Tarchocanthus camphora

Note:  Made from leaves and flowers of the wild plants

Homeopathic Properties of Leleshwa Essential Oil


Internal–inhalation, diffusion

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.

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Weight 0.025 kg

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