Citronella essential oil is obtained from the various species of the lemongrass family commonly found in Asia, Africa and Australia. Traditionally, citronella essential oil has been commonly used for centuries in Indonesia and China for treating skin infections and rashes. Today, its distinct scent is almost immediately recognised due to it being a common ingredient used in insect repellents.
Health Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil
Around the world, Citronella essential oil is the most effective and commonly used mosquito repellent. Research has shown that pure citronella essential oil has over a 60% protection rating for over 6 hours from mosquitoes, which is the highest rating compared to all the other plant extracts. Diffusing citronella essential oils in your home is the most natural mosquito repellent. It is highly effective, and you do not have to worry about inhaling chemicals found in artificial insect repellents that could potentially be harmful for the body.
Additionally, Citronella essential oil possess a strong antifungal property. The oil is highly effective in eliminating many types of fungus that are harmful to the human body. Citronella essential oil can also be used on wounds to speed up the process of healing, due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties which helps prevents further inflammation.
How to use Citronella Essential Oil:
Using an Aroma Mist Diffuser
Many research and health studies have shown that the best way of enjoying the benefits of essential oils is when the essential oil molecules are inhaled directly into the body. This can be easily achieved by using an aroma mist diffuser. Follow our simple steps below to learn how you can enjoy the health benefits of essential oils comfortably in your home or office.
Step 1: Pick a location
When positioning the location of where to place the aroma mist diffuser, choose a space in your home or office with a level surface or solid tabletop. You will also need a power outlet. It is recommended to have a placemat below the machine since water is being used.
Step 2: Fill up with water
Remove the cover and fill the diffuser reservoir tank with clean water. Fill it up to just below the water line. All our mist diffusers have a water level line on the inside of the reservoir. Be sure not to exceed the water line.
Step 3: Add your favourite essential oils
Simply add 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oils into the water. Secure the lid back in place, and we are good to go! For larger open areas like office or workplaces, it is recommended to use up to 6-10 drops of oil for a stronger scent.
Best used with: Lavender, Green Tea, Peppermint
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