Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Citronella

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Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)

Citronella oil comes from the leaves and stems of the Cymbopogon nardus grass. It has a sweet, citrus, grassy scent. It has an antiseptic effect.

Properties[edit]

Digestive[edit]

Soothes stomach pain.

Immunological[edit]

Helps fight cold, flu and other infections.

Skin[edit]

Improves oily skin and excessive perspiration.

Other uses[edit]

Repels insects. Helps get rid of fleas in cats and dogs.

Caution[edit]

  • Citronella oil may irritate sensitive skin.