Certified Citronella Essential Oil
- For aromatherapy use, add 1-2 drops of citronella essential oil, along with water, into a diffuser. Citronella’s aroma has been described as woody, with notes of citrus.
Massage- For an invigorating massage, add 2-4 drops of citronella essential oil to 2 Tbsp. of carrier oil such as coconut, olive or jojoba. Apply the combined oil to the skin until absorbed.
- Try adding Citronella to a blend for DIY household cleaners, Diffuse to deter insects
- Carpet Freshener (That fleas hate)
15 drops Citronella
8 drops Spearmint
7 drops Lemon
10 drops Orange
2 1/2 cups Baking Soda
Vacuum carpet well. Combine all ingredients in a plastic container and sprinkle on the carpet. Wait at least 1 hour before vacuuming again. Vacuum slowly. Throw out vacuum bag when you finish.
- Mosquito Free Balm
15 drops Citronella
10 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Patchouli
4 drops Bergamot
¼ cup Shea Butter
1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
Melt Shea Butter to just barely melted. Remove from heat and Blend all ingredients together. Apply to exposed skin before heading outside
Oil Specific: Citronella essential oil is generally considered safe for inhalation and diluted, topical use. High concentrations of citronella essential oil can cause skin irritation, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil before topical application. Consult a health care provider before using citronella essential oil on children, pregnant or breastfeeding women. Citronella essential oil is highly concentrated and can be toxic if ingested. Do not consume citronella essential oil unless under the strict supervision of a health care provider.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not apply to sensitive tissues. Not intended for children six years of age or younger.
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Natural Insect Repellant- Citronella essential oil is often included as an ingredient in commercial bug sprays and lotions. To make your own insect repellant at home, add 30 drops of Citronella, 4 oz. of water and 2 oz. of witch hazel into a spray bottle. Mix well, and spray on to exposed skin. It’s recommended to test on a small patch of skin before spraying all over to avoid an allergic reaction.