Leleshwa ~ 5ml
- Source: Kenya Distillation: Steam distilled Botanical name: Tarchocanthus camphora Note: Made from leaves and flowers of the wild plants This 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 have much of a camphor aromatic element. It is classified as a monoterpene, and has a unique aroma. Known as “Mkalambati” in Swahili Fantastic insect repellant, including ticks, mites, spiders, flies, and mosquitos (cape buffalo use 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. For skin fungus, nail fungus–very effective (I saw a bad case of childhood ringworm cleared up in 5 days with a combination of leleshwa and geranium). It makes a very good natural preservative, use at .01% in cremes and natural products.