The Ancient Wisdom of Using Citronella Oil
Citronella Oil is well known in Eastern Countries for its ancient medicinal properties. It has been used for centuries in countries such as China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. This Oil is derived from an Asian grass plant called Cymbopogon Nardus, and combines the scents of citrus fruits, cinnamon and wood. Its benefits are wide and far reaching. Please find a few of them listed below
Citronella Oil is well known as an all-natural insect repellent. A Citronella candle is often used as a way to repel mosquitoes. Reportedly, Citronella is also effective against headlice. Used topically, the oil should be reapplied every half an hour to an hour for optimal functioning.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS:
Citronella Oil helps to decrease skin irritations such as rashes and infections. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, is useful in the reduction of pain, fights free radical damage, and helps reverse oxidative stress. It is also antibacterial, combating bacteria and fungi. Citronella Oil also works well as an antiseptic. It is effective in aiding stress reduction and, as a result, is commonly used in aromatherapy as well as in candles and household sprays.
Due to its fresh scent, Citronella Oil is an effective way to deodorise your home. It is often used in soaps, candles, incense, sprays and perfumes. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties also make it effective as a cleaning aid in areas that need disinfection, such as the kitchen and bathroom.
FOR YOUR PETS:
Citronella Oil has a calming effect on pets as well. As a result, in some areas it is used in pet collars to help prevent dogs from barking and to aid in relaxing the pet. Using Citronella as a furniture and linen spray also aids in preventing your pets from climbing onto your furniture and/or beds. Studies show that Citronella is better when used for dogs than with cats, as cats seem to be more sensitive to the oil.