Citronella essential oil is also known as Cymbopogon Winterianus Jowitt. It is obtained through stems of Lemongrass plant Cymbopogon. It is one of the unique oil which is used for insect repelling because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. It has a sweet citrus fresh smell which is really helpful to keep away mosquitos and insects from the skin. Citronella essential oil is a true blessing from nature to mankind due to its unique ability to reduce insect bites and children especially can be protected against diseases by diffusing 8-10 drops of citronella essential oil with few drops of any carrier oil twice a day 0or can take bath as well to ward off all negativity around you and feel fresh. It is also useful to fight against muscular aches, stress, depression and anxiety. It is used in aromatherapy as well to reduce fatigue from the body.
HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY
Citronella essential oil can be applied and used anytime without any difficulty. You can use it for massage purpose, aromatherapy or can be inhaled by using diffusers also. In the event of bugs or mosquitoes, it acts as a great bug repellent. It is a great source to prevent skin from bacteria or infections. You should apply essential oils at least twice a week.
- Blend 8-10 drops of citronella essential oil which you want to use.
- Add 4 tsp of carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil or almond oil or olive oil to give best results.
- Massage the blend on your skin at least 15-20 minutes before taking bath for a fresh and clear complexion and act as a great stress reliever.
- Aromatherapy – Diffuse 8-10 drops of citronella essential oil with little water upon the diffuser for 1 hour twice a day to get rid of bugs and mosquitoes.