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Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon nardus)
Did you just picture Tiki torches? I just pictured Tiki torches.
Every time I hear the name Citronella it takes me back to the early years of my marriage when we had tons of parties out on our torch lined patio in Charleston. The mosquitoes were a real thing, y’all.
As a relative of Lemongrass, Citronella has a slight citrus scent that provides a pleasant and inviting experience whenever it’s used. Its versatility makes it a great household product to add to your beauty routine or to refresh indoor and outdoor spaces.
Citronella oil is steam distilled from the leafy parts of the citronella plant, also known as Cymbopogon nardus. Thanks to its fresh, welcoming aroma, Citronella essential oil is a common element in perfumes and cosmetic products and is well known for its use in outdoor candles, sprays, lotions, and other camping and outdoor essentials.
Used by various cultures to treat intestinal parasites, menstrual problems, and as a stimulant. Historically used to sanitize and deodorize surfaces. Enhanced insect repelling properties when combined with cedarwood.
Medical Properties: Powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, insect repellent, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiparasitic (worms), relaxant
Uses: Respiratory infections, muscle/nerve pain, digestive/intestinal problems, anxiety, skin problems (acne, eczema, oily skin), skin penetration enhancer
Fragrant Influence: Refreshing and upliftingEssential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition
Citronella is used in many different products including:
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