Citronella essential oil

citronella



Citronella essential oil may be best known for its ability to drive off insects. In former times it was used topically to treat digestive complaints, parasites and menstrual problems.

Citronella candles are widely sold during the summer months and burned around porches, decks, and picnic areas because the aroma is known to repel mosquitoes. There are a few more important things to know about
citronella oil.

Citronella {Cymbopogon nardus}

Botanical Family: Poaceae or Gramineae

Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves

Properties: Insect repellent, kills germs, antiseptic,
deodorizes and sanitizes surfaces

Uses: Diffuse or apply topically on soles of feet;
dilute and apply to stomach and abdomen to dispel intestinal
parasites; rub into lower abdomen with massage oil to
relieve menstrual discomfort, or for relief of indigestion

Fragrant Influence: insecticide, soothes the tissue

Blends well with ...

Bergamot
Cedarwood
Geranium
Lemon
Orange
Pine



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