Citronella Essential Oil 15ml
As a concentrated form of antioxidants and phytochemicals taken from the plant’s stems and leaves, citronella oil has been used for centuries to help decrease rashes, inflammation, infections, pain and other health conditions.
Benefits of Citronella Oil:
According to various studies investigating the effects of these compounds, citronella oil has been shown to have the following benefits:
- Naturally repels insects
- Fights free radical damage
- Fights bacteria and fungi
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes relaxation
- Helps control pets’ behaviour
Product benefits & How to use:
- All-Natural Insect Repellent
Citronella has been registered as a gentle, plant-based insect repellent in the U.S. since 1948. Research published in The Israel Medical Association Journal also shows how citronella can be effective in helping to prevent head lice.
- Anti-Inflammatory and Pain Reducer
Like many citrus essential oils, citronella contains compounds that fight free radical damage and help reverse oxidative stress. Due to its antioxidant properties, citronella can be used as a natural pain-relieving treatment to decrease inflammation and pain.
- Uplifting and Stress Reducing
Citronella has a citrusy scent that can be both uplifting and relaxing.
- Destroys Parasites
Citronella oil is used to expel worms and parasites from the intestines. In-vitro research shows that citronella’s geraniol also has strong anti-helminthic activity, which means it effectively expels parasitic worms and other internal parasites by either stunning or killing them without causing any damage to the host. This is precisely the reason that citronella is used to prevent both internal and external infections, and why it should play a central role in a parasite cleanse.
- Natural Perfume or Room Spray
Because it has a clean, fresh scent similar to lemon or lemongrass, citronella is a common ingredient in soaps, candles, incense, perfumes and cosmetics.
- Kitchen Cleaner
Proven to have strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, citronella oil can be used to help clean your kitchen, bathroom or household surfaces without the need for harsh chemicals.
- Natural Antifungal and Antibacterial Skincare Remedy
Aside from keeping away bug bites, citronella can work as a natural skin care aid by killing off bacteria and fungus. Being both an antibacterial and antifungal essential oil, citronella can help with many common skin complaints, including athlete’s foot and acne.
Citronella essential oil has also specifically been shown to kill off Candida fungus, which can contribute to many skin concerns such as nail infections.
- Natural Shampoo and Conditioner
It can help eliminate excess oil and greasiness of hair while adding shine. Many people find it adds volume to hair and helps to detangle knots.
How to use Citronella oil:
- Aromatically: You can diffuse the oil in your home (or backyard for insects). To make a natural room freshener, put a few drops of oil along with water into a spritzer bottle.
- Topically: Before applying citronella oil to your skin, it should be diluted with a carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba oil or a cream. Rub the mixture into your skin, or spray some on your clothes and hair. You can also add a few drops of citronella essential oil to your bath, shampoo, soap, lotion or body wash.
Cautions and Storage info:
Side Effects and Warnings:
Is citronella oil toxic? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states that citronella oil is known to have little or no toxicity when used as a topical insect repellent on skin. In fact, there have been virtually zero reports of adverse effects of concern since 1948.
Like all commercially sold products that are intended to be applied to human skin, the EPA requires proper precautionary labelling on some insect repellents containing citronella, so people know how to safely use it. Citronella oil is safe for adults and children over six months of age. Ask your paediatrician before using citronella on children under the age of six months. It’s a good idea to start out using citronella in small amounts and performing a skin patch test to make sure you don’t have any citronella oil side effects like allergies, redness, swelling or hives. Citronella oil is not recommended for use by pregnant women. Can citronella oil be applied to skin? Yes, but it should always be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil for external use. However, citronella is typically not recommended for internal use.
Caution! Please take note! Because we care about you and your family, we do not recommend ingesting any essential oils. They are highly concentrated and can be extremely toxic to your health and epithelial cells. (Always avoid eyes, sinuses, mouth, throat, and stomach.) Before using essential oil topically, ALWAYS do a patch test. Do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin, always use with a carrier oil or cream. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention. Consult your healthcare practitioner before using essential oils, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Always use oils responsibly and with due diligence. If skin irritation occurs discontinue use.
For external use only. Store below 25ºC, away from direct sunlight. Use within 48 months once opened.
Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella) Oil.
Manufactured & Distributed by:
Lady Rose Head Office
639 Honeyguide Way, Xanadu Nature Estate, Hartbeespoort.
Product of South Africa.
010 593 2753
Product weight including packaging: 89g