Citronella Oil has traditionally been used as a natural insect repellent, and also has properties that reduce inflammation and pain when used as a natural pain reliever. Certain compounds in citronella fight free radical damage, protecting cells from disease and deterioration. Natural antifungal and antibacterial properties also assist with common skin ailments, such as athlete’s foot and acne. With its strong, fresh aroma, Citronella can also be added to household cleaners to create the perfect all-natural kitchen cleaner and deodorizer.
Citronella's lemony-rich citrus aroma will lift your spirits and support stress reduction, while also providing antibacterial, antifungal or antiseptic, and skin rejuvenation properties. Gentle enough to be used topically by blending in carrier oils, soaps and lotions, yet is strong enough to be called nature's own non-toxic bug repellent!
How to Use
Suitable for using with a diffuser or for topical application in small doses (no more than a few drops). Test for skin sensitivity before using topically. Dilution with a carrier oil such as Virgin Coconut Oil is recommended, particularly if used on sensitive areas such as the face or neck. Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membrane and genitals. Not recommended for use directly on infants and very small children.
For babies, soak cotton ball and place near cot (out of reach baby's reach to prevent baby putting cotton ball in mouth) to ward off insects and mosquitoes.
Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Essential Oil