Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Nardus L
Family Name: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Common Name: Citronella Oil
Part used: leaves (grass)
Odor : Lemony
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Lemon grass and even pine as well .
CITRONELLA OIL BENEFITS & USES
In Aromatherapy : Citronella Essential Oil is one of the most common oils widely being used today worldwide in Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is actually the practice of using different medicinal plant oils such as citronella and many other oils, in order to improve our cognitive abilities, mood and our physical well-being. And the reason is that it has a wide variety of uses and it can improve your health in many ways.
Prevents Cold : Citronella oil can treat and prevent colds, fevers and headache. These are three most common problem most of society has and many people take pills against it, they take drugs against colds and headaches but when you can use something completely natural such as citronella essential oil which is actually just an extract and oil from the citronella plant. This oil is 100% natural and by inhaling it or putting a bit on your skin after mixing it with a carrier oil, colds can go away, fevers can go down, headaches can go away because there are many beautiful and great medicinal properties in the citronella plant and with this extracted oil you can actually feel them.
Used for Massage :Another great benefit and use is citronella is an incredible massage oil, so if you want to do a massage for your partner, citronella essential oil is a great oil. Not only will the massage feel great, you’ll get all the health benefits of using the citronella essential oil.
For barking Dogs : Say if you have pets, citronella essential oil can actually help calm barking dogs. You let the dog smell it, spray it with a bit of water and with its calming and soothing effect your dog will get calmer, but before you use citronella essential oil it’s very important to dilute the citronella essential oil because it can burn your dog’s skin.