Citronella

Citronella is a tall grass grown in Asia.  Many are familiar with the scent.  It is a crisp, fresh aroma that smells much like lemongrass essential oil but milder.  Some find it uplifting.  If you are not a fan of citronella, combine it with eucalyptus for a more pleasant aroma and continue to enjoy all that it has to offer.   It can be used topically and aromatically.

6 Uses for Citronella:

  1.  Most commonly used outdoors to discourage visitors from the insect world.  Dilute and apply to areas exposed.
  2. Effectively combats fungal infections. Combine with wood or  resin oils for internal fungus.  Apply diluted over the organ or tissues of concern and repeat 2 -3 X’s a day.  For surface fungal issues blend it with a floral oil.
  3. Put a drop in shampoo to repel head lice.  A nice alternative to tea tree!
  4. Use in pet shampoo for pests and insects.
  5. Citronella reduces muscle pain and tension. It blends well with spice, mint or fir oils for intense discomfort.  It can also be intensified when combined with lemongrass.
  6. It calms the nervous system to reduce fight and flight patterns.  Diffuse or dilute and apply to the feet, base of spine, wrists and temples – or wherever you prefer.