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Citronella is often used in soaps and candles because of its fresh scent. It can help to support a healthy respiratory system and also aid in relaxation. Similarly, when used topically, Citronella can make your time spent outdoors more pleasant.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Country of Origin: India, Indonesia, Paraguay, China
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Lemony citrus type scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon with subtle wood tones
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cedarwood Virginian, Geranium Egyptian, Lavender, Lemon, Orange Sweet, and Pine Scots.
Cautions: None known.
Combine equal parts of Citronella, Lemongrass and Cinnamon Leaf, add to water or witch hazel and spray around the perimeter to make your outdoor gathering more pleasant. To help promote a clean environment in your home during seasonal illness threats, diffuse equal parts of Citronella and Cinnamon Leaf into the air. Dilute to 1-3%. Add to your favorite carrier oil to help with underarm perspiration. Add 1 drop of Citronella and 2 drops of Tea Tree to 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil or aloe vera gel to use on funky toenails that result from being barefoot in shared showers or swimming pool areas.
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