Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Citronella Essential Oil

100% pure cymbopogon winterianus

  • Diffuse Citronella Oil in a patio area to repel insects outdoors.
  • Mix Citronella Oil with Almond Oil and apply to a cotton ball or paper towel.  Lightly wipe furniture or doorways to help repel pests.
  • Make your own insect repellent spray by adding 30-60 drops of Citronella Oil to 3 ounces of distilled water in a spray mist bottle.  Shake well before use to avoid burning sensitive skin.
  • Add 5-10 drops of Citronella Oil to your lotion, sunscreen or shampoo to repel ticks.
  • Diffuse Citronella Oil in a sickroom during and after contagious illnesses.
  • Add a few drops of Citronella Oil to bathwater to help disinfect the skin after an illness.
  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil such as Almond Oil and use as a massage oil to help reduce fever.
Have you found citronella oil to be helpful in your home?
Do you have any recipes or suggestions to share? 

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