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5 Amazing Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil

Posted on May 07, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 233 comments

5 Amazing Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil has been used for centuries in parts of the world such as China and Indonesia to treat a wide variety of health conditions. Though most people associate this wonderful essential oil with insect repellant, there are many more amazing benefits of citronella essential oil.

Citronella Essential Oil Repels Bugs & Insects

Citronella is a grass that grows in Asia and the South Pacific. The strong lemony aroma is how it got the name citronella. The steam distillation process produces an essential oil that concentrates that aroma, making it easy to recognize at first sniff.

The fact that citronella essential oil is used as a major ingredient in insect repellant comes from its natural power to keep mosquitos and other insects away without the use of harsh chemicals. Citronella essential oil has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a nontoxic way to effectively repel insects that’s safe for the environment. It also works to repel flies and fleas, both of which can carry a host of illnesses. Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and rub onto the skin to keep the bugs at bay.

Using a Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser

When sitting on the porch, or enjoying the backyard, try using a rechargeable nebulizing diffuser to keep the mosquitos and insects away naturally. The Mobile-mini by Organic Aromas operates with a lithium-ion battery and is portable enough to take wherever you go; camping, the beach, or an evening fireworks show. Simply add citronella essential oil and let the flow keep you free from unwanted pests and irritating bug bites.

5 Amazing Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil

Though it might be the most common use for this essential oil, repelling insects is only one of the many amazing benefits of citronella essential oil. Here are 5 more.

5 Amazing Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil

5) Citronella Fights Infections

The antiseptic properties of citronella essential oil make it helpful in fighting infections both internally, such as a urinary tract infection, and externally, such as an open wound. Not only can it stimulate the healing process, it can prevent further infection, such as sepsis, from setting in.

4) Citronella is Effective Against Depression and Insomnia

For those who prefer to use all natural alternatives to medications, citronella essential oil can induce feelings of happiness and hope. A natural anti-depressant, it can also relieve anxiety and stress and lead to a better night’s sleep for those who have insomnia.

3) Citronella Cleans the House 

With strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, citronella essential oil can kill many of the germs that cause odors and illness in the kitchen and bathroom. It’s a natural anti-fungal, which can control mold and mildew. And the fresh scent deodorizes the air anywhere you use it.

2) Citronella is Stimulating and Soothing

The many antioxidant properties of citronella essential oil have been shown to increase blood flow and stimulate circulation throughout the body. This can work well to ease symptoms in those who suffer from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

1) Citronella can be a Natural Anti-inflammatory

The anti-inflammatory compound in citronella essential oil can help reduce inflammation that causes pain. It works especially well to fight inflammation in the GI tract and can ease digestion. This essential oil also has the ability to remove toxins throughout the body that can sometimes cause pain and inflammation.   

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25 Responses

Gabrilla Carol
Gabrilla Carol

July 06, 2018

Impressed with the results of HBNO™ Citronella Essential Oil.

Darlene Cruz
Darlene Cruz

May 14, 2018

I did not know citronella essential oil has the ability to remove toxins throughout the body that can sometimes cause pain and inflammation,
wow I am dumbfounded.

Debra Holloway
Debra Holloway

May 14, 2018

I had no idea this was an anti-inflammatory.

Charles Frest
Charles Frest

May 14, 2018

A lot of uses for this product, didn’t know

Cheryll Powning
Cheryll Powning

May 14, 2018

Have always loved citronella, but didn’t realize all of it’s uses.

Dolores Hall
Dolores Hall

May 14, 2018

Wow I’m amazed I was aware of being beneficial for inflammation and of course to soothe but the other benefits are shocking

Laurie Nykaza
Laurie Nykaza

May 14, 2018

Love the different uses for the citronella oil especially for mold. I love using oils they smell so good too

Susan Marina Brown Lane
Susan Marina Brown Lane

May 14, 2018

I didn’t know that it was useful against depression!

Connie Gruning
Connie Gruning

May 14, 2018

I had no idea!! I thought that Citronella was strictly a bug deterrent. I am so very impressed!

Brandi Summers
Brandi Summers

May 14, 2018

Wow so many uses

Kristen H.
Kristen H.

May 14, 2018

I really appreciated learning about some of the benefits of Citronella Essential Oil. I am definitely more interested in using it as a result of having read this blog post.

Carrie Capehart
Carrie Capehart

May 14, 2018

This is amazing I need help with several of these issues

Laurie Emerson
Laurie Emerson

May 14, 2018

I had no idea that Citronella Oil could do all of these things!

Linnzie Pieper
Linnzie Pieper

May 14, 2018

I had no idea it had so many benefits!

Linnzie Pieper
Linnzie Pieper

May 14, 2018

I had no idea it had so many benefits!

Sue Hull
Sue Hull

May 14, 2018

I didn’t realize this oil had so many good benefits. I like that it helps depression & insomnia. I remember when we were kids sitting outside, my mom had the citronella candles on the table.

Dina B
Dina B

May 14, 2018

I bugs didn’t like it but I never knew all the other benefits.

Maureen  Blatz
Maureen Blatz

May 14, 2018

I love all the health benefits

Sommer Lee West
Sommer Lee West

May 14, 2018

So many Great benefits. Amazing

Jenna Hudson
Jenna Hudson

May 14, 2018

Fighting against depression is something that hits home for me. Like that there is a natural options too.

Veronica Garrett
Veronica Garrett

May 14, 2018

I never knew there were so many benefits to using Citronella Essential Oil. I like that it can relieve anxiety and stress and fight insomnia.

Kate Davies
Kate Davies

May 14, 2018

Great post, lots of useful info.

Niki Marie Wardle
Niki Marie Wardle

May 14, 2018

I’ve used citronella candles in the past as a pest repellant but I had no idea it had so many other uses! Its definitely worth looking at herbal remedies before medicinal/chemical alternatives they can yield amazing results!

Charlie Brunton
Charlie Brunton

May 14, 2018

I never knew that Citronella Essential Oils could help with depression & insomnia, that’s really impressive! It’s amazing just how much it can do!

kayleigh robinson
kayleigh robinson

May 14, 2018

i love the smell of citronella ive always used it on holiday to keep the insects away but I had no idea it had all these other benefits!

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