Citronella comes from an Asian grass Cymbopogon Nardus. It has been used in China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka for centuries to help decrease rashes, inflammation, infections, pain and other health conditions.
Citronella is a natural insect repellent and can prevent mosquitoes, body lice, hair lice and flies from swarming and biting you. Citronella should be applied to the skin with carrier oil or mixed with water to spray onto skin and hair. It should be reapplied every 30-60 minutes for it to work at its best.
Citronella is an anti-inflammatory helping reduce pain associated with orthopaedic and osteoarthritis problems. Citronella increases blood flow and has antioxidant properties that help reduce arthritis pain.
Citronella supports the digestive organs helping with inflammation, detoxification, and cleansing of the liver, stomach and gut. Certain compounds in Citronella help prevent the growth of bacteria in the digestive tract and kills parasites and worms in the small and large intestines. Citronella contains natural diaphoretic and diuretic agents which cause sweating and urination, this helps to cleanse and detox the body of unwanted toxins.
Citronella improves blood flow, which helps to relieve muscle spasms, cramps and tenderness.
When diffused, or used on skin it can help to relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia and is a great oil for keeping your emotions balanced.
Skin and Hair Care
Citronella can help to relieve and eliminate dermatitis, eczema, scars, fungal infections, acne, warts, boils, bug bites and can even reduce the signs of aging.
Citronella can be used as a natural shampoo and conditioner. It helps to cleanse and condition the hair, eliminating oil and grease. It also helps fight dandruff, knots, protects colour from the sun and leaves hair with more volume and shine.
Citronella cannot only calm you but your pet as well. It can even help reduce barking in dogs or used on furnisher to keep pests off.
Citronella Blends Well With
Cedarwood, Clary sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary and Tea Tree.