Citronella is renowned for its insect repelling qualities and is a firm favourite of campers and wanderlusts alike. However, this versatile citrus essential oil can also be used to benefit both body and mind, with the practice of aromatherapy. Extracted from the leaves of a grass-like plant, native to Sri Lanka, the benefits of this essential oil have been used in traditional medicines for generations. Used in a massage blend, Citronella will help to soothe tension and relieve aching muscles. In a vaporisation blend it will cleanse and refresh a room and enliven the spirits
Keep bugs at bay with Citronella: Citronella can be used in a host of ways to help deter insects and is the ideal companion on a journey, holidays or trips to the great outdoors. The essential oil works by masking the human fragrances that insects find appealing, making them less likely to bother you
Cymbopogon winterianus (citronella) oil
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MASSAGE: Add 5 drops of essential oil to 10ml of blending oil. BATH: Add 4 to 6 drops of essential oil to 20ml of blending oil and swirl into water. VAPORISING: Add 6 to 8 drops of essential oil to a vaporiser or burner.
Vegetarians, Vegans. For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as the eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils in pregnancy. Best kept in a cool dry place.
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