Botanical Name: Andropogon nardus
Citronella oil is extracted from a grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches. It is commonly used as an insect repellent, as well as in beauty, household and perfume products.
Citronella oil is believed to have the following benefits:
- Naturally repels insects
- Fights free radical damage
- Fights bacteria and fungi
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes relaxation
- Fights respiratory infections
- Supports digestive/intestinal health
- Relieves muscle pain
- Helps control pets’ behavior
Cautions: All essential oils should be diluted before use. For external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed.
Citronella (Java) Essential Oil 15 ml
Simply put - we are not doctors, and are therefore not able to make recommendations for treating specific conditions and this includes route of administration of any oil. Essential oils are concentrated distillates of the essence of the plant - like medicine, some are good in small amounts but can be dangerous in large amounts, particularly for small children, pregnant women or the elderly. It is our position that anyone who intends to take essential oils internally should only do so under supervision of their family doctor.