Certain bacteria spread through Air and water causes fungal growth, infections and molds. Citronella oil is a home remedy to escape from certain kind of water and air infections.
Citronella oil constitutes hydroxyls like citronellol, geraniol (>60%), which are anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and strong insect repellent protects. It helps to reduce infections and very strong insect / mosquito repellent.
Insect and mosquito repellent:
- Add 5-10 drops to diffusers
- Add 10-15 drops to mopping water
- Add 1-2 drops to a spoon of coconut oil / Jojoba oil and apply to exposed skin.
Note: Citronella oil is very strong, application on skin may get irritation.
DIY: Swasthya blend. Mix below proportion of oils. Use with diffuser or floor/surface moping with dilution.
Citronella oil- 25 ml
Lemongrass oil - 20 ml
Cedarwood oil - 10 ml
Peppermint oil - 5 ml
Citronella Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Extraction: 100Kg shade dried Citronella steam distilled to get 1KG essential oil
Aromatic profile: Sweet, lemony, green, grassy-herbaceous aroma
Citronella is native to tropical regions such as Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia where it has been used traditionally for medicinal and culinary purposes. Citronella oil earned the name “Insect repellent oil”
Extensively used in: Aromatherapy, perfumes, Ayurveda, cosmetic preparations, food and beverages flavoring, soaps and shampoos.