Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon Winterianus) is less common in aromatherapy use but very popular as a mosquito repellent. Read here about citronella and other mosquito repellent essential oils such as lemon eucalyptus, clove, peppermint, lemongrass, basil, eucalyptus, fennel and thyme.
Can also treat oily skin and hair, in a formula.
Description & Uses
Scent: Sweet, citrus.
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the leaves (grass).
Color: Yellow to Green.
Note: Middle to top.
Cautions: do not use while pregnant, not suitable for little children.
Properties: refreshing, uplifting, stimulating, clearing, emotional, warming, comforting.
Geranium and citronella essential oils mosquito repellent
1 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
30 drops geranium essential oil
30 drops citronella essential oil
30 drops fennel essential oil
Mix well and pour into a spray bottle. Good only for 1 month from making so use often.
Baths: add 5-8 drops to bath
Massages: add 2-3 drops of essential oils to 15ml (1 tablespoonful) of carrier oil
Vaporisation: add 2-4 drops of essential oils to a burner.
100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil suitable for use by therapists and in making cosmetics, candles and soaps and for the home e.g. in oils burners, diffusers, saunas, adding to the bath, etc.
Bottle carries batch number and best before date.
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Please refer here to another variant of this oil.