Citronella Essential Oil
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Citronella Essential Oil (Citronella Oil) – 100% Pure, Natural, Organic Essential Oil – Cymbopogon Winterianus
- Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Winterianus
- Aroma: Zesty, Fresh, Strong, Fruity
- Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
- Source: Indonesia
- Note: Top Note
- Odor Elimination
- Mood Boosting
- Insect Repellant
Citronella (Cymbopogon Winterianus) belongs to the Poaceae grass family. Citronella oil is an essential oil that’s made from the distillation of the Asian grass plant in the Cymbopogon genus. This fragrant grass got its name from the French word meaning “lemon balm,” due to its floral, citrus-like aroma.
Chemical families: Poaceae
With a fresh and zesty scent, Citronella oil is the perfect oil for outdoor summer evenings. When used in aromatherapy, Citronella oil uplifts negative moods, relaxes the body and mind, boosts your morale, and repels flying insects; you won’t need to deal with any nasty mosquito bites while having your outdoor yoga session. This oil also enhances skin health and improves the absorption of moisture. As for your hair, it conditions and protects it from sun damage, boosts volume, and removes tangles.
Like many essential oils, citronella oil has certain benefits, and has been used in China and Indonesia for centuries to treat rashes, infections, and other health conditions.
Today, citronella oil is probably best known as a natural insect repellant, but its uses and benefits extend beyond keeping bugs at bay.
One of the top benefits of Citronella Essential Oil is definitely its energizing abilities. Add 8 to 10 drops in a diffuser or burner for the ultimate morning energy boost. The rejuvenating citrus scent of Citronella Essential Oil is versatile and blends well with other citrus essential oils and oils in the mint, floral, wood, herbaceous and spice families.
Goodbye stress & anxiety:
Thanks to its zesty, fresh aroma – Citronella essential oil is great for reducing anxiety and depression. You may have noticed that most citrus-scented products, including home cleaning items, have a more relaxing and uplifting effect on your overall mood.
Nausea or Morning Sickness:
Thanks to its zesty and uplifting qualities, Citronella Oil is excellent when it comes to alleviating nausea, vomiting – especially in pregnant women who are struggling with morning sickness. Simply smelling the bottle or diffusing Citronella Essential Oil in a diffuser shows significant improvement in those symptoms.
Citronella Oil is sometimes used in aromatherapy as a natural analgesic. The anti-stress and antidepressant effects of this oil may have something to do with how it helps our bodies interpret our pain without panicking.
Clear & Healthy Skin:
Did you know? Citronella oil is one of several essential oils that can kill harmful bacteria that can grow on your skin. This makes a good choice for topically cleaning small wounds. It also has protective properties, such as antioxidants, that may brighten and preserve your skin tone. However, like most citrus oils, it can cause skin sensitivity when in the sun. Make sure to apply sunscreen or avoid sun exposure.
If you’re suffering from a sore throat, or the common cold, Citronella essential oil can be used as a great home remedy. You can diffuse it in the room to help you breathe a bit more easily and help relax your mind as well as the muscles in your throat. Its antimicrobial properties can also kill the bacteria and germs found in the air.
Acne of the past:
Citronella Oil is a great choice when it comes to choosing an oil that regulates sebum production and fighting acne-causing bacteria. It also helps heal the skin barrier faster and keeps it hydrated and protected, all the while reducing redness and any swelling that may be present.
Keep aging at bay:
When we think Citron, we think Vitamin C! And Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants known for cosmetic use. We all know that anti-oxidants are essential to keeping our skin youthful. Luckily, Citronella Essential oil is packed with them! Incorporate those beautiful anti-oxidants in your skincare routine by adding a few drops of Citronella Essential Oil to your daily moisturizer or face oil.
Cuts & wounds:
Citronella Essential Oil should be a staple in your first-aid kit. Since it has anti-bacterial and healing properties, it can help speed up wounds healing, along with any cuts or even insect bites. It can also reduce the appearance of scarring since it stimulates the regeneration of skin cells.
Ditch the chemicals:
Citronella Essential oil’s anti-septic properties make it an ideal choice for those looking to switch from harmful household chemicals to more natural alternatives. It is also perfect for breaking down stubborn grease thanks to the natural acids found in it. You can use it to clean surfaces around the house or spray it to kill any bacteria in the air.
You can add a few drops of Citronella essential oil to your washing machine or when drying your clothes to make them smell beyond wonderful!
Citronella essential oil is good for relieving headaches, easing joint pain, and reducing inflammation in the body. Try some aromatherapy goodness with this sunshine essential oil blend.
- 3 drops Citronella essential oil
- 3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
- 2 drops Jasmine essential oil
Sweet Zesty Sleep Blend:
Citronella essential oil is a great way to help with sleep. It can be used for aromatherapy, massage or diffused into the air. Lavender and chamomile are two other oils that have been shown to help people sleep better. There are many health benefits of using Citronella essential oil like decreasing anxiety. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your sleep quality, try out this Citronella and lavender essential oil recipe for bedtime.
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 3 drops Citronella essential oil
- 1 drop Chamomile essential oil
Relax and Unwind:
There are many reasons we need relaxation. Stress is a major factor in contributing to bad health, and it can lead to numerous problems like high blood pressure, headaches, weight gain, sleep disorders and more. However, there are also some natural ways you can combat stress such as using Citronella essential oil for relaxation. See how this amazing citrus scent combination combats stress naturally without any side effects!
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 3 drops Citronella essential oil
- 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
One of the best ways to get motivated is by using essential oils. Citronella essential oil has a zesty aroma that helps boost energy levels and provide clarity in order to concentrate on tasks at hand. Combine Citronella with cinnamon and rosemary oil for a real stimulating diffuser blend.
- 4 drops Citronella essential oil
- 3 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
- 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
All-purpose Home Cleaner Spray:
In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, combine 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 3/4 cups water, 30 drops essential oil. For the 30 drops, you can choose any of the below combos – whatever suits your smell preferences best.
Our Favorite Combos:
- 15 drops lavender oil and 15 drops Citronella oil
- 10 drops eucalyptus oil, 10 drops peppermint oil, 10 drops Citronella oil
- 15 drops grapefruit oil, 15 drops lavender oil
Air Freshener Spray:
In an 8 oz. glass spray bottle of distilled water, add 7 drops sweet orange oil, 7 drops grapefruit oil and 7 drops Citronella oil for a citrus blend. Shake well before each use.
Other options include:
- Citrus Mint: 15 drops of Citronella and 15 drops of peppermint oil.
- Woody Lovers: 10 drops cedarwood oil and 10 drops sandalwood oil.
- My favorite: 10 drops jasmine oil, 10 drops rose oil and 5 drops ylang ylang oil.
Add a few drops of Citronella essential oil to some cotton wool balls and pop them into your clothes drawers or on a shelf in your wardrobe. This will add a lovely scent to your wardrobe and clothes.
Aroma: This fresh and cheerful aroma is widely used in colognes, perfumes and various body-care products, to create an invigorating and sharp citrusy composition.
– Note: Top note
– Strength: Medium
– Perfumes used in: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man, Versace Versace Pour Homme, Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blance, Giorgio Armania Acqua di Gioia, Atelier Cologne Lemon Island, Chancel Chance Eau Fraiche, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, Mancera Cedrat Boise, Lanvin A Girl in Capri, Calvin Klein CK One, Zara Lisboa, Gucci Guity Pour Homme, Dior Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Eau de Fleurs De Cedrat, La Rive Donna, Zara A Sweet Pastry in Paris, Davidoff Cool Water, Yves Saint Laurent Eau Fraiche, Paco Rabbanne Black XS.
For centuries, citronella has been used for a variety of purposes, including:
- as an insect repellent
- as an antifungal agent
- to treat parasitic infections
- to promote wound healing
- to lift mood or fight fatigue
- in perfumes or as a flavor additive in food
The below table is a general dilution guide for essential oils. Aim for a one to five percent dilution for topical use, and always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase the dilution ratio as desired.
|10 ml||30 ml||60 ml||120 ml||240 mL|
|0.5%||1 Drop||3 Drop||6 Drop||12 Drop||24 Drop|
|1 %||2 Drop||6 Drop||24 Drop||24 Drop||48 Drop|
|2%||4 Drop||12 Drop||48 Drop||48 Drop||96 Drop|
|3%||6 Drop||18 Drop||72 Drops||72 Drop||144 Drop|
|5%||10 Drop||30 Drop||120 Drop||120 Drop||240 Drop|
|Facial Use||0.2 – 1.5%|
|Body Massage||1.5 – 3%|
|Bath & Body Use||1 – 4%|
|Spot Treatment||3 – 5%|
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy or if under a doctor’s care. Store in a cool, dark place.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Babies & Children:
To keep your little one safe, for newborn to 24 months, we recommend that you always check with your pediatrician before introducing a new product to your baby’s routine. Our products have no specified age range; however, remember to store products well away from your infant and child.
Ultrasonic diffusers effectively enhance the air of any environment. We recommend that:
- Less is More: use less essential oils in ultrasonic diffusers
- Diffusion Time: diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off
- Air Flow: whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, offer fresh air with an open window or door
You can use essential oils during pregnancy, but please consult your health care practitioner before use.
Using essential oils on pets:
The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors, including plant species, product, dose, and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the most significant risk of toxicity is from direct skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin. Knowing that there is a risk in using these oils to your pet’s fur or skin, we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to applying or exposure to any of our products.
If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pets behavior, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of Rūt products that we feel are the most pet-friendly:
Single note essential oils:
- Clary Sage
Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend:
- Using only small amounts of essential oils. 1-5 drops are our recommendation
- Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air
- Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily
- Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space
- Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they cannot leave the room if they become uncomfortable
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