About Citronella Essential Oil:
Citronella Essential Oil Ceylon (Cymbopogon nardus), has a warm, woody, fresh, grassy aroma reminiscent of wet leaves. Although geraniol and citronellal are chemically dominant, they don’t rule in terms of aroma. Instead, it is a combination of camphene, borneol, and methyleugenol that characterize the aroma.
Action and Traditional Uses for Citronella Essential Oil:
Various cultures have used this oil to treat intestinal parasites, digestive and menstrual problems, and also used it as a stimulant. Citronella is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and it is insecticidal, an insect-repellent, and a deodorant.
Indications and Other Uses for Citronella Essential Oil Are:
This oil can be used as an antiseptic to sanitize and deodorize surfaces. It makes an excellent insect repellent when combined with Cedarwood. Headaches, respiratory infections, neuralgia, fatigue, and oily skin. Application: Diffuse or apply topically on the bottom of the feet or on location diluted with massage oil. Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, and Pine. Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Skin test for sensitivity.
Essential Oils Safety & Disclaimer:
This information is for educational purpose only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose and disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purpose only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.