Citronella is a tall grass grown in Asia with a fresh and crisp aroma. It is obtained from the leaves and stem of different species of Cymbopogon (lemongrass). It has floral, citrus like aroma and creates soothing and uplifting atmosphere.
Today, citronella is knowns as one of the best natural insect repellents.
Skin: When used topically or cosmetically, Citronella essential oil can deodorize and refresh foul body odour, slow down the signs of aging, enhance skin health and also improves skins absorption of moisture.
Hair: It also helps to soothe scalp and can also be added to your shampoo and conditioner to boost cleansing while adding shine. This oil is also known to condition white protecting against sun damage, boosts volume and eases tangles.
Others: It prevents the growth or spread of harmful airborne bacteria, repels flying insects, uplifts negative mood and relaxes body and mind. It is also known to reduce muscle spasms, ease headaches and boost energy. The oil constitutes Citronellol and Geraniol which are good surface cleansers inside and outside your home.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.