Citronella Organic Essential Oil (10ml)

Citronella Organic Essential Oil (10ml)
Categories: SkincareEssential Oils
Brand: Lily and Loaf
13 GBP
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Light, crisp, fruity aroma, well known for its insect repelling properties. Stimulating, tonic, toning, uplifting properties for body and mind. Citronella oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the Cymbopogon species of plants, especially Cymbopogon winterianus. Citronella oil is famous as a plant-based insect repellent, a bio-pesticide with a non-toxic mode of action and has been registered for this use in the USA since 1948. Ancient cultures in India, Egypt, and elsewhere in the world where the Cymbopogon species of grasses grew, used them to repel insects, especially mosquitoes. Insects often carried disease, and the use of this grass as repellent was a matter of life and death at that time. The crisp fruity aroma has a stimulating effect on the immune mechanisms and blood circulation, increasing activity in the nervous system. The tonic properties offer a toning effect on the body and provide positive benefits for oily skin and hair. Aromatic Description: Crisp, fruity Plant Part: Aerial parts Source: Sri Lanka Extraction method: Steam distillation How to use essential oils Massage – Both body and facial massage can benefit from the intoxicating aroma of essential oils. Always ensure that you add the essential oil to a carrier oil first, and never apply directly to your skin. A carrier oil, also known as base oil, is used to dilute essential oils before they applied to the skin. Bathing – There is no better way to unwind than in an essential oil bath, calming oils like Lavender and Clary Sage are especially relaxing. Add 5-10 drops in a bath and disperse vigorously before entering the bath. Steam inhalation – This is a really good way of helping to relieve blocked sinuses or congestion. Eucalyptus is one of the most popular oils for this. Fill a large bowl with hot (not boiling water), add 3-4 drops of your chosen oil then lean over the bowl placing a towel over your head and slowly breathe in the until you start to feel relief. Diffusers – There ar