Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella oil is derived from a tall grass called the Citronella, which is native to Java and Sri Lanka. Citronella oil is extracted from the fresh or dried citronella grass through the steam distillation method.

The oil extract is an important part of many products mainly insect repellants, soap, wax candles, perfumes, deodorants, skin tonic lotions and few other skin care products. Citronella grass and hence the oil, has a sharp lemony scent, stronger.

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.than lime, but with the same astringent and antiseptic qualitiese It has been used in product creation from the 1950s, and is now one of the most popular essential oils, used in combination with several other oils, to a variety of usese

Citronella Oil Uses

The citronella oil is pale yellow in color with a fresh lemony smelll Citronella essential oil is also used as massage oil and as a natural stimulantn This oil is also applied on the skin along with other carrier oils like olive oil, baby oil and almond oil but since it can irritate the skin in some cases, it is normally used only when blended with othersr Furthermore, in aromatherapy, citronella oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the bodyd It is known to be effective soothing properties on patients with persistent colds, flu and minor infectionsn It can also help alleviate migraines and severe headachese Wounds, skin irritations, fungal infections and lice can all be treated using citronella oili It can be used as a skin astringent as well as a natural deodorantn It also has positive effects on people suffering from depression, fever, cramps and menstrual paini Ingesting large quantities of citronella oil can be harmful and care must be taken when applying near the eyese While it is not hazardous, young children and pregnant women should use citronella oil with care and preferably under the supervision of an experience aroma therapists This oil should also not be used by anyone suffering from heart diseases

Citronella Oil Spray

In most cases it can also be used directly on the skin and is known to be effective against insect bitese Citronella oil spray repels insects such as fleas, mosquitoes and ticks, and can be used safely within ones homes as it is almost entirely non-toxici Citronella oil based repellants come in many product forms, including sprays, roll-ons and cloth patches for intense outdoor activityt It is best used in a spray, and put on cotton balls amongst linen as preventive against insects during storageg It is also useful ensuring that cats and dogs are rid of fleasa Citronella oil spray is increasingly being preferred as an insect repellant, as it is the most effective non-toxic, alternative to the chemical repellants in uses Being a natural product, it is also in that sense an environmentally friendly repellantn Citronella oil uses are mostly aromatic and is used widely in a range of productst Citronella oil lamps and citronella oil candles are easy ways to infuse the air with the aroma and the insect repellant properties of the oil in large rooms and in the outdoorsr In addition, citronella oil infused into collars for dogs and other animals helps in the prevention of fleasa

How To Make Citronella Oil

There are several ways how to make citronella oili The purest extracts should obviously be best left to the experts but with a little ingenuity and some easy to source ingredients you can make an effective citronella oil based insect repellant by crushing lemongrass or lemon thyme plants and rub the juice all over your skini This is a cheap and natural way to prevent mosquito and insect bitese

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