Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Parts Used: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Medium
Oil Consistency: Thin
Scent: a soft and subtle lemony scent
CITRONELLA JAVA is another essential oil that is used to treat head lice. It is also used extensively as an insect repellent, especially against mosquitoes and ticks for both humans and animals. It can be used in homemade deodorants to help with excessive perspiration, just don't use too much or the scent can be overwhelming. Citronella also helps to increase energy, treat colds and flu, ease depression, and stimulate the brain.
Quick Tip #1: To repel mosquitoes add 18 drops of Citronella Java to every 1 ounce of distilled water. Shake well before each use. Apply to all areas of the skin that are uncovered. You will likely need to reapply every 1-2 hours.
Quick Tip #2: Add several drops to a diffuser to decrease anxiety and stress in your home.
- Do not use undiluted on the skin. It has been noted to cause skin irritations and allergic reactions to individuals with sensitive skin, including children and pregnant women
- Do not ingest Citronella essential oil
- When in doubt, discuss essential oil use with your physician or Certified Aromatherapist