Citronella (Cymbopogon Winteratus) is a grass that grows in mainly in Asian countries and some islands of Asia Pacific. It has a rich, crisp lemony aroma and thus got the name Citronella. It is well known for its effectiveness as an insect repellent, but has many aromatherapy benefits as well.
The Benefits of Citronella
For Warding Of Insects
This is one of the most used properties of this essential oil, as it kills and keeps away insects. It has been found particularly effective on mosquito and is also effective on lice, body and head louse, fleas etc.
For Mind & Body
Citronella oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It can also help alleviate migraines and severe headaches.
For Respiratory Problems
Citronella Essential Oil has very effective soothing properties on patients with persistent colds, flu and minor infections of the respiratory tract.
Wounds, skin irritations and fungal infections can all be treated using citronella oil. It can be used as a skin astringent as well as a natural deodorant.
The crisp, rich citrus or lemon like aroma of this oil drives away body odour and is used in deodorants and body sprays. It can also be mixed with the bathing water to have a refreshing, body odour ending bath.