Lemon verbena oil has a fresh, lemony, and sweet aroma and is commonly used in perfumes for a floral yet citrusy scent. It also aids in healing skin disorders such as acne, boils, and cysts. It relieves puffiness and softens the skin. The antiseptic characteristic help treat bacterial infections and as a relaxant it also addresses pains and aches. In aromatherapy, it is used as an effective cure for insomnia and stress related disorders. The antibacterial and antimicrobial characteristics of lemon essential oil make it an effective insecticide.