Citronella e.o. – 30 ml
The citronella e.o. (essential oil) has a fresh and sweet scent. It’s aroma smells citrus-like and lemony. It is from the same family as lemongrass.
It is steam distilled from the leaves of the citronella plant. It is known for its use in repelling insects. It has also other uses in aromatherapy. It can also promote a good respiratory system.
The citronella e.o. is native to Sri Lanka. The plant is tall, aromatic, and perennial. The oil is distilled from this grass. It is also known as the Java citronella.
Some traditional uses of the citronella e.o. are for:
- relief of rheumatism.
- relief of arthritis.
It can also be used to prevent food spoilage caused by fungus and bacteria.
Combined with lemon oil, it can be more useful in aromatherapy. When done this way, it can calm the mind more effectively.
The use of this oil should be avoided on sensitive or damaged skin.
The citronella e.o. can also be used as an ingredient in fragrances. It can also be found in personal care products. As an antiseptic, it can also be found in:
- household cleaners.
It can also be used as an ingredient in food and drinks. It can be found in:
- alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- frozen dairy products.
- soft and hard candies.
- baked goods.
Even though the citronella oil prevents against mosquito bites, it does not kill the insects. It works by blocking the scent that attracts them. It also disorients mosquitoes.
It is also a natural detoxifier. It helps our body get rid of harmful toxins. It may even help in preventing toxins from being active.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.