English Name: Citronella Oil
Scientific Name: Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt
Citronella oil is an essential oil that’s made from the distillation of the Asian grass plant Citronella. This fragrant grass got its name from the French word meaning “lemon balm,” due to its floral, citrus-like aroma.
Citronella oil has been used in China and Indonesia for centuries to treat rashes, infections, and other health conditions. Today it is known as a natural insect repellant, but its uses and benefits extend beyond keeping bugs at bay.
Citronella preparation is also effective in preventing mosquito bites. Using citronella oil together with any oil provided mosquito protection for up to three hours.
In perfumery for the scenting of soaps and in the production of technical preparations. Citronella oil can also use as spray, diffuser, massage oils and creams. Medicinal and aromatherapy use: Anti-infectious, antiseptic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic fungicidal, insect repellent (mosquito), stomachic, excessive perspiration, oily skin and hair, room deodorizer, rheumatism and atthritic pain.
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