Citronella Oil

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Citronella essential oil has been used for centuries for its natural health and wellness properties. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the citronella plant, and it has a unique, grassy aroma that can be used to repel mosquitoes, freshen the air, and improve mood. In this blog, we’ll explore the surprising benefits of citronella essential oil and how it can be used to improve your overall health and wellness.

Introduction to Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the citronella plant, Cymbopogon nardus or Nardus or Cymbopogon winterianus. It has a strong, grassy aroma that is popularly used as a mosquito repellent. While citronella oil is not as strong as DEET-based repellents, it is still considered to be an effective natural mosquito repellent.

The oil is also used in perfumes, soaps, and candles. The oil has been used for centuries for its natural health and wellness properties. It is believed to have antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antispasmodic properties. It is also used to reduce stress and improve mood.

Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil has numerous benefits for health and wellness. Here are some of the most surprising benefits of citronella essential oil:

1. Insect Repellent

Citronella essential oil is a popular natural insect repellent. The oil is effective in repelling mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. Studies have shown that the oil is just as effective as DEET-based insect repellents, but it is much safer and less toxic.

The oil can be used in a variety of ways, including diffusing it in the air or diluting it in a carrier oil and applying it directly to the skin. You can also add a few drops of citronella essential oil to a diffuser or to a pot of boiling water and allow it to disperse in the air.

2. Natural Deodorizer

Citronella essential oil is also a natural deodorizer. It can be used to freshen the air and neutralize odors. The oil has a strong, grassy aroma that can be used to mask unpleasant odors.

You can use citronella essential oil in a diffuser or on its own. You can also add a few drops of the oil to a pot of boiling water and allow it to disperse in the air. You can also add a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water and use it as a natural air freshener.

3. Mood Enhancer

Citronella essential oil is believed to have a calming effect on the body and mind. It is known to reduce stress and anxiety, and it can improve your mood. The oil has a unique, grassy aroma that can help to improve focus and clarity.

The oil can be used in a diffuser or diluted in a carrier oil and applied topically. You can also add a few drops of the oil to a pot of boiling water and allow it to disperse in the air.

4. Antiseptic Properties

Citronella essential oil has antiseptic properties that can help to protect the skin from infections and irritations. The oil can be used to treat minor cuts and scrapes, as well as fungal infections.

The oil can be diluted in a carrier oil and applied directly to the skin. You can also add a few drops of the oil to a pot of boiling water and allow it to disperse in the air.

How to Use Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most popular methods for using citronella essential oil:

1. Diffusing

Diffusing citronella essential oil is a popular way to enjoy the oil’s benefits. You can use a diffuser to disperse the oil in the air. This will help to repel insects, freshen the air, and improve your mood.

2. Topical Application

You can also dilute citronella essential oil in a carrier oil and apply it directly to the skin. This can be used for insect repellent, but it can also be used to treat minor cuts and scrapes, as well as fungal infections.

3. Aromatherapy

Citronella essential oil can also be used in aromatherapy. You can add a few drops of the oil to a pot of boiling water and allow it to disperse in the air. This will help to improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety.

Safety Precautions When Using Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil is generally safe to use, but there are a few safety precautions that you should take. The oil should not be used on children, and it should not be used on broken or irritated skin. You should also be sure to dilute the oil in a carrier oil before applying it directly to the skin.

If you have any allergies or sensitivities, you should be sure to test the oil on a small patch of skin before using it. You should also be sure to consult a qualified healthcare professional before using citronella essential oil.

 

 Citronella Oil Specification

Botanical NameCymbopogon winterianus
AppearanceClear to pale yellow liquid
Country of originIndia
Extraction MethodSteam Distillation
Part UseGrass
ConsistencyThin
Specific gravity @ 20°C0.885
Refractive index @ 20°C1.4770
Shelf Life02 - 03 Years ( If Storage Properly)
Storagestore in cool, dry places
OdorStrong citrus-type odor
Citronellal38.23%
Citronellol14.88%
Geraniol22.80%
SolubilitySoluble in alcohol; insoluble in water

 

Citronella Essential Oil Recipes (How To Use):

Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients

    30 drops geranium essential oil
    30 drops citronella essential oil
    20 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
    20 drops lavender essential oil
    10 drops rosemary essential oil
    1 Tablespoon vodka or rubbing alcohol
    1/2 cup Natural Witch Hazel
    1/2 cup water (or vinegar)
    1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (optional)

 

Essential Oil Insect Repellent Spray

Makes 4 ounces
2 ounces distilled or boiled water
1.5 ounces witch hazel or vodka
30 drops citronella essential oil
25 drops peppermint essential oil
15 drops tea tree essential oil
1 teaspoon of jojoba oil 

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Conclusion

Citronella essential oil is a popular natural insect repellent, deodorizer, and mood enhancer. The oil has antiseptic properties that can help to protect the skin from infections and irritations. It can be used in a variety of ways, including diffusing it in the air or diluting it in a carrier oil and applying it directly to the skin.

While citronella essential oil is generally safe to use, you should be sure to take the necessary safety precautions. Be sure to test the oil on a small patch of skin before using it, and consult a qualified healthcare professional if you have any allergies or sensitivities.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)
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