Citronella Essential Oil
All natural citronella essential oil is steam-distilled oil made from the citronella grass, also known as Cymbopogon. The citronella grass is similar to the lemongrass, with similar appearances and scents. Though they are from the same family, the difference being that lemongrass is edible and citronella is not. Natural citronella essential oil has a citrusy scent, which makes it a great addition in skin care and aromatherapy.
How to use natural citronella essential oil
Although it seems harmless, using citronella essential oil on skin without any dilution is dangerous. Essential oils are very concentrated and can cause harm and irritation to your skin. It is important to use a carrier oil to dilute the oil so that the citronella essential oil can be used safely on skin. There are many benefits to using citronella essential oil on skin. For instance, it can help tone the skin to improve the texture. It may also help with balancing the sebum on skin. Mixing a couple drops of natural citronella essential oil with your favorite massage oil gives your massage oil a pleasant aroma and your skin gets the benefit of citronella.
Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General Safety Information: Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you’ve never used before.
Shelf Time: 3 years when it is store in a cool dry place protected from sunlight.