Essential Oils A-Z

Citronella

Cymbopogon Nardus

Cost: €6.45
Product Code: CIT10
Benefits

Muscular ďż˝ application of 3 drops of citronella oil to the painful region (mixed with a carrier oil prior to massaging) Digestive ďż˝ soothing and calming for internal inflammation in the digestive tract and stomach Nervous ďż˝ an effective antidepressant, and can help people get rid of gloominess and mental fatigue, a great mood elevator. Skin ďż˝ its antibacterial properties are helpful in reducing skin infections such as acne, warts, boils etc. The antiseptic nature of this oil may prevent wounds and injuries from getting septic. A very good insect repellent.

Origins

A tall aromatic perennial grass originating in Sri Lanka. The main producers now are China and Indonesia, producing 40% of the world supply. The grassy leaf is used for the oil which is extracted by steam distillation

Blends

Citronella Bug Spray Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptusďż˝ it works great and smells good too!

Tradition

The leaves of Citronella have been used for their aromatic and medicinal values in many cultures, for fever, intestinal parasites, digestive and menstrual problems, as a stimulant and an insect repellent. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine for rheumatic pain.

Safety

Can cause skin problems if one is allergic to the oil. Should be used with caution if pregnant Can increase heart rate when inhaled

Product Code: CIT10

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