Citronella for insect repellent

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Citronella Multipurpose Aromatherapy Spray. Uses for Air freshener, Ironing Aid, Glass Cleaner & Table Cleaner.

Citronella oil, possesses activating and warming qualities both physically and mentally.The aroma is said to be like its relatives lemongrass and palmarosa. However, citronella oil is overlooked in aromatherapy because of its association with insect repellent.

Citronella oil is derived from a tall grass called the Citronella, which is native to Java and Sri Lanka. Citronella oil is extracted from the fresh or dried citronella grass through the steam distillation method. The citronella oil is pale yellow in colour with a fresh lemony smell. in aromatherapy, citronella oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It can also help alleviate migraines and severe headaches. It also has positive effects on people suffering from depression, fever, cramps and menstrual pain.

Health benefits of citronella oil are due to the presence of compounds such as citronella, hydroxyl citronellol and geraniol.  Other components present in the oil are methyl isoeugenol, geranyl acetate and limonene. Citronella also has strong antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It reduces the chances of developing infections. The oil is also an effective antidepressant. It helps people get rid of gloominess and mental fatigue. It also works as a great mood elevator. Citronella oil has a lemony aroma, which is very efficient in driving body odours away.

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