CITRONELLA ESSENTIAL OIL
Bit of History: Citronella originated in Sri Lanka and was widely used in China as traditional medicine for rheumatic pain. It was widely used in many cultures for a variety of purposes even keeping animals away from certain areas. Its most widespread use is as a very effective deterrent to many sorts of insects. Its best application is to dilute in any base oil and apply liberally to the skin. It can also be used as a deterrent for cats and can be found in garden preparations for this purpose. In order to be effective it needs to be applied every few days.
It can help excessive perspiration and oily skin problems and works well when combined with other citrus oils. Mixes well with: Geranium, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood and Pine.
How to use essential oils: Use in a burner, humidifier/diffuser by adding a few drops to water. Use in inhalation with a steam vaporiser or put on a handkerchief/tissue on the pillow. Place a few drops in a warm bath. Use in a Foot Spa or Jacuzzi. Dilute in carrier oil or cream base and apply directly onto the skin. Each of our essential oils contains a full information sheet with the oil.