Unlike other essential oil based products, Citriodiol® has passed the most rigorous safety and efficacy tests.  While often characterised as cosmetics or personal care products, insect repellents generally require much more stringent testing and regulatory approval including human health and environmental risk assessments by relevant authorities.  In some jurisdictions (such as the European Union), insect repellent are actually classed as biocides and are evaluated alongside other insecticides under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).

In the United States, Citriodiol® is also known as Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or OLE. It was first registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2002. Citriodiol® has been reviewed and exceeded the highest standards, obtaining registration and end-use product approval from regulating agencies around the world, including:



  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • United State Department Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred certified
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC)
  • National Institute for Occupations Safety and Health (NIOSH)

European Union (EU)

  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) 98/8/EC Article 95 listed supplier
  • Lead member of the BPR Task Force
  • Please note: for the latest information on BPR visit our dedicated information page here

United Kingdom (UK)

  • GB Article 95 listed supplier


  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)


  • Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Authority (PMRA)


  • Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb)


  • The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (EAMPS)  *third party registration


  • Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI)


  • Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


  • Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES)


  • Italian Ministry of Health (MDS)

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