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Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon nardus) 10ml

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Citronella is used in perfumery and is widely known for its abilities to repel insects! The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the citronella grass leaves. The plant originates from Sri Lanka and Java but it grows well in any warm and temperate climate. China now produces a lot of the world’s citronella.

Colour: Yellow
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Fragrance Note: Middle to Top
Plant Part: Grass
Scent: Sweet, Citrus

The Health Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil

While some may only know about Citronella essential oil due to its ability to keep your summer BBQs free of microscopic pests, the reality is that Citronella essential oil has a plethora of health benefits that the average consumer may not be aware of. Read on in order to learn more about these hidden benefits.

Antibacterial Agent

Did you know that Citronella essential oil not only has a number of components within that are able to kill bacteria, but that it can also inhibit any additional bacterial growth inside of the body once used? This makes Citronella essential oil especially helpful for disinfecting wounds and numerous other areas of the body, including the kidneys and the prostrate.

Works As An Antidepressant

What many do not know is that Citronella essential oil can be used to treat a number of symptoms that are closely linked to depression and anxiety. The oil is often applied as a means of fighting off depression and other forms of anxiety. The next time you are feeling excessively anxious about the trials and tribulations that life is throwing your way, use this oil to keep the bad vibes at bay. Citronella essential oil works to provide users with happy and hopeful feelings.

Anti Inflammatory Medication

When a person is experiencing serious inflammation in their stomach, liver, intestines or any other internal organs, Citronella essential oil can help to reduce the patient’s suffering and acts as a sedative. There are are also inflammations that can be caused by other factors, such as the consumption of overly spicy foods, excessive usage of drugs and alcohol and the presence of toxins. Citronella can be also be used as a soothing agent for these common issues.

Natural Deodorant

Citronella essential oil has the unique ability to drive away unpleasant odours and can work as a form of deodorant. The aroma of Citronella essential oil is often compared to a lemon or citrus scent and it is used as a primary ingredient in a number of body sprays and deodorants that are currently on the market. It is important to note that the oil should be used in a very small quantity. Overuse can lead to the onset of skin irritation. For best use, mix a few drops into your bath water.

Diuretic

For those who are having trouble maintaining a regular, healthy cycle of urination, adding a few drops of Citronella essential oil to your daily regimen can help to establish a more healthy lifestyle. The body is freed from the presence of excessive toxins, wastes are disposed of in a much more rapid manner, infections are eradicated from the urinary tract system and Citronella essential oil even promotes healthy, normal weight loss.

Citronella Essential Oil blends well with Benzoin, Cardamom, Cloves, Coriander, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme.

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