Citronella Essential Oil is most commonly known for its ability to deter mosquitoes and other insects. It has a citrusy, fresh sweet aroma.
Effect on mind: Citronella has a fresh, invigorating aroma that is uplifting and relaxing.
Effect on body: Due to its antioxidant properties, citronella can be used as a natural pain-relieving treatment to decrease inflammation and pain.
Effect on skin: Aside from keeping away bug bites, citronella can work as a natural skin care aid by killing off bacteria and fungus. Being both an antibacterial and anti-fungal essential oil, citronella can help with many common skin complaints, including athlete’s foot and acne. Citronella essential oil has also specifically been shown to kill off Candida fungus, which can contribute to many skin concerns such as nail infections.
Blends well with: Bergamot, geranium, grapefruit, lemongrass, lime, peppermint, sweet orange
|Common name||Citronella Essential Oil|
|Botanical name||Cymbopogon winterianus|
|Odour||A fresh, sweet, herbal scent|
|Plant parts used||Leaf|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|Region of origin||Indonesia|