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Miracolo, Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella Essential Oil from Miracolo is 100% pure.
- Great as a natural insect repellent
- Effective as a household cleaning agent
- Provide mental alertness and stress reliever
- Helps to treat muscle soreness and joint pains
- Botanical Name : Cymbopogon nardus
- Origin : Nepal
- Extraction : Extracted from the leaves and stem by steam distillation
- Scent : Fresh grassy, sweet lemony-like smell
Citronella Essential Oil Properties
Citronella Essential Oil contains the following properties: anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, fungicidal, stomachic, stimulant, tonic, diuretic, febrifuge, vermifuge
Benefits of using Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella Essential Oil contains volatile oils that irritate mosquitoes in particular. Citronella Essential Oil with 2% dilution can be used alone to repel insects and research indicates that it needs to be reapplied every 30 minutes to 1 hour to remain bite-free. Some researchers recommend mixing Citronella with other bug battling essential oils such as lemon eucalyptus, rosemary and lemongrass. Due to its anti-fungal and antiseptic qualities, Citronella can be used to help to heal bites too.
Citronella Essential Oil is rich in the compound methyl isoeugenol which imparts powerful antibacterial and antiseptic qualities to this essential oil. In the correct dilution, it can be used to disinfect and speed up wound healing.Citronella Essential Oil is also an excellent addition to natural house cleaning products. It will disinfect kitchen surfaces, bathrooms, floors, and all whilst leaving a lovely chemical-free aroma in the room – this makes it a perfect air freshener too, whilst keeping the home free of airborne pathogens.
Citronella Essential Oil has a naturally uplifting and happy smell, with research showing that it can be both uplifting and relaxing. It appears to work on both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, providing natural stress relief. Citronella Essential Oil can also be used (well diluted), for dogs – not only to keep fleas and ticks at bay, but it can also help to reduce separation anxiety and constant barking.
Whilst inflammation is a valid healing response by the body, persistent low-level inflammation can lead to a whole host of problems and exacerbate existing ones such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Citronellal is the chief compound found in Citronella oil, with research studies showing it exhibits a strong anti-inflammatory effect. It also contains potent antioxidant compounds that aid in the removal of free radicals, one of the major causes of persistent inflammation.
It can be extremely soothing when diluted with a carrier oil and massaged into sore tired muscles, swollen joints and into the abdomen for menstrual cramps.
Citronella Essential Oil can work wonders for the skin. It can help to heal dermatitis and eczema, slow down skin ageing and treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. As part of a beauty routine, its antibacterial and astringent qualities make diluted Citronella Essential Oil great for use on oily skin and as a remedy for acne.
The high limonene and methyl isoeugenol content in Citronella Essential Oil make it effective in regulating and decreasing the amount of sebum oil produced by the scalp, combating greasy hair. It also soothes and nourishes a dry or itchy scalp, eliminates dandruff and can prevent head lice.
Using Citronella Essential Oil for Aromatherapy
Citronella Essential Oil is best known as a natural insect repellent and is used in sprays, soaps, candles and wipes etc. Commonly used for outdoors in summer in a burner or as an air freshener, deodorant and for tired, sweaty feet. Citronella Essential Oil has been used for easing rheumatism, colds, headaches, lower back pain, migraines, fevers, pain, sprains, muscular aches, intestinal parasites, digestive problems, menstrual problems, depression, as a household germicide/antiseptic, for repelling cats, to ease excessive perspiration, and to increase mental alertness.
Using Citronella Essential Oil as an Insect Repellent
One of the most commonly used properties of Citronella Essential Oil is it kills and keeps away insects. Citronella Essential Oil has been found particularly effective on a species of mosquito, called Aedes aegypti whose bite causes the dreaded yellow fever. Citronella Essential Oil also effective on lice, body and head louse, and fleas especially on pets.
What does Citronella Essential Oil blend with?
Citronella Essential Oil blends well with Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Pine, Sandalwood
Recommended Dosage of Citronella Essential Oil
- For a massage: Use 2 drops of Citronella Oil to 10 ml carrier oil.
- For a bath: Use 5 drops of Citronella Oil in a full drawn bath.
- In a Ceramic Burner/Aroma Lamp: Use 4-5 drops in a bowl of water.
- In an Essential Oil Diffuser: Use 5-10 drops in water.
Citronella Essential Oil should not be taken orally. Do not apply directly to the skin.
Store below 30˚C in a dark, cool place, out of direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
Precautions of using Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella Essential Oil should not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding women. It is best to always dilute Citronella Essential Oil with a base or carrier oil, lotion or water before applying or spraying it to the skin and to refrain for applying it pure on the skin.
Essential Oils from Miracolo are 100% pure. However, we do NOT recommend the ingestion of essential oils. They are highly concentrated and have the capacity to cause serious damage if used internally without the necessary expertise required.
These guidelines are supported by the International Federation of Aromatherapists that does not recommend ingestion of essential oils unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy.
1 x 100% Pure Citronella Essential Oil 10ml
|Dimensions||2.4 × 2.4 × 6.1 cm|