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5 Surprising Benefits of Citronella Oil

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Have you ever been to a nighttime party where the host used Citronella Oil torches or candles?

The smell may be sweet and it does a great job of keeping mosquitoes away.

Citronella Oil does not come from the Citronella plant, which is a member of the Geranium family.

In a strange twist, the Citronella plant doesn’t keep bugs away. It may even attract them!

Citronella Oil comes from lemon grass, a plant which is largely found in Asia.

If the only thing you know about Citronella Oil is that it keeps bugs away, you’re missing out on many health benefits.

This essential oil contains phytochemicals and antioxidants. Some of its compounds kill bacteria. Others fight inflammation.

Citronella Oil has been used as a medicine and home remedy for 100s of years. It’s also a beauty aid that’s good for your skin and hair.

5 Surprising Benefits of Citronella Oil

They’ll take you beyond Tiki torches and have you buying it for your medicine cabinet.

1. Eases Aches and Pains wrinkly arthritic hands

Citronella Oil is a natural cure for arthritis. It also eases soreness from muscle aches.

The best way to use it is to take a few drops and mix it with an oil like sweet almond oil, then massage onto painful areas.

2. Clears Skin

Citronella Oil is an antibacterial that can kill the germs that cause acne breakouts. It also treats fungus and warts and is an effective treatment for eczema.

3. Natural Hair Cleanser long brown shiny hair

Citronella is a natural hair cleanser that adds shine to hair while gently removing oil.

Citronella oil's antifungal property helps fight dandruff.

It also helps protect hair against the sun’s drying rays and is a great detangler.

Mix a few drops of Citronella Oil to a few teaspoons of almond oil. Massage onto hair then rinse immediately. Or leave it on overnight for a great conditioning treatment that adds volume and shine.

4. Have A Barking Dog? brown and black dog barking

Citronella Oil is a natural and humane way to stop your pet from barking.

Experts say that the oil’s scent calms a dog who is stressed.

The best way to use it is to mix 15 drops of the oil with half a cup of witch hazel and half a cup of water.

When your dog barks, spray the solution in your dog’s direction. You can also spray it onto your dog’s coat to relieve fear of thunder or fireworks.

5. Pleasant Smelling Deodorant Sans Chemicals

One of the problems with commercial deodorants is that they contain harmful chemicals that have been linked to diseases.

Citronella Oil is an antibacterial that kills underarm bacteria. Plus, its lemony scent masks body odor. You can make it yourself with this easy recipe.

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Yours in health and happiness,

Danette

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