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Citronella Essential Oil
|Botanical Name||Cymbopogon Nardus|
Description: Citronella is a grass that mainly grows in Asia and some islands of the South Pacific. It has a crisp lemony aroma, and is widely known for its insect repellent qualities.
Properties: As well as repelling insects Citronella essential oil can be used as a deodorant, an anti-bacterial, a diuretic, and can be used to treat problems such as oily skin, migraines, nausea and fatigue due to its rich, citrus aroma. It is also said that Citronella essential oil can help against feeling of stress and anger and fight of infections in the body.
Citronella essential oil blends well with: Cedarwood essential oil, Clary Sage essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Geranium essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Rosemary essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil.
Contraindications/Cautions: High concentrations of citronella essential oil may cause skin irritation or dermatitis. Recommended patch test before use, not recommended for children or pregnant women.