Citronella oil is an essential oil derived from the distillation of the Cymbopogon genus of Asian grass plants. Because of its floral, citrus-like perfume, this fragrant grass was named “lemon balm” in French.
Like many essential oils, the Organic Citronella Essential Oil offers several health advantages. It has been used for millennia in China and Indonesia to cure rashes, infections, and other ailments. Citronella oil is most well-known today as a natural insect repellent and stress reduction. It’s one of the most widely used aromatherapy oils, and it’s responsible for the scent of many household sprays and candles.
How to Use
A spray application can be used to freshen up a place or as an insect repellent on your skin. To produce a citronella oil spray, combine the following ingredients in a spray bottle.
- In a glass spray bottle, combine citronella oil and water. 10 to 15 drops per ounce of water is recommended by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).
- Optional second step: Water does not dissolve essential oils. Consider adding a dispersion agent to your solution.
- Before spraying, give the bottle a good shake.
Suppose you’re using citronella oil as an insect repellent. In that case, you’ll need to reapply more frequently because it has a shorter duration of efficacy than repellents.
A diffuser is a device that disperses a scent throughout a space. Like the spray application, this method can repel insects or impart a pleasant smell to a place. Diffusers are usually packaged with a set of instructions. Follow the package directions carefully to use citronella oil safely in a diffuser.
Diffuse its rich, crisp, and zesty smell to lift your spirits and freshen the air. Use it topically to ward off insects, relax stress, and ease minor aches and pains. It has excellent antibacterial and antifungal qualities when used as a household cleaning ingredient. It may be used in any natural cleaning solution.
There are no chemical solvents, fillers, or additives in citronella essential oil because it is 100 percent pure. It’s non-GMO, organically certified, and lab tested for heavy metals and microbiology.