Family : Graminae (Poaceae)
Habitat : Sri Lanka
Odour : Citrus, Fresh, grassy note
Part of plant used : Leaves
Method of extraction : Still Distillation
Therapeutic indication : To ease physical exhaustion, take a bath with 2 drops Citronella and 4drops Myrtle.
To soothe indigestion and boost a sluggish digestive system, dilute 4 drops Citronella and 6 drops Spearmint in 20ml/4 tsp carrier oil and apply the blend to your abdomen twice a day, using gentle ,clockwise strokes.
To keep mosquitoes at bay, add 4 drops Citronella ,2drops Patchouli and 4 drops Himalayan Cedarwood to 20g/4 tsp Skin Mousse and apply it as an insect repellent to exposed areas of skin.
Mind/Emotions : This essential oil lightens heavy emotional burdens and encourages hopefulness.
To ease anxiety, sadness or depression blend Citronella with Neroli and Australian Sandalwood in a carrier oil(see first blend ,left)and rub it into your neck and shoulders.
Safety Data : Citronella oil is non-toxic.
This oil can be a moderate irritant and sensitizer: avoid it in baths or massage if you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin.