O.K. I know I should have saved this for spring….But its something that all of us should know now so we can stock up on this great essential oil! Most people don’t think about it till its the season but if your smart you’ll think of it now before it may go out of stock! Especially with us that have many animals and we use Citronella alot to make our seasonal sprays! This is a great article from Life Science Publishing. Of course as it gets closer to spring I will be posting many recipes using Citronella for our animals so they do not have to succumb to all those outdoor annoyances that us humans usually combat this issue with loaded products of extremely toxic products that if you spray a ant it will die on contact! (yep I tried it ) Also we also want to enjoy the outdoors too! Young Living ‘s Citronella is 100% pure…and let me tell you…. If you have tried to DIY your own pest spray with maybe health food store essential oils, or wondered why that bottle you bought from a on line retailer is so watery and takes tons of drops..and just doesnt work. Try Young Living! ..You will be as shocked as I was that it took less and actually worked! You get what you pay for…Well sometimes!
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Although citronella essential oil is widely known for its ability to naturally repel insects, it offers many more health benefits. Citronella’s fresh scent, which is the result of its array of chemical constituents, including citronellic acid and methyl isoeugenol, also makes it a favorite of aromatherapists and natural healers. The following examines several of citronella’s top health and beauty benefits, which are largely caused by two of its main ingredients.
Since 1948, citronella has been registered in the United States as a gentle, plant-based insect repellant, a property that is largely attributed to the levels of citronellic acid it contains . Researchers have found that is particularly effective at repelling Aedes aegypti mosquitos, a dangerous breed that can spread dengue fever. It does this by masking human scents, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid, that are so attractive to insects . While most people don’t realize it citronella oil has been touted as a practical preventive for malaria for more than 70 years because of its mosquito repellant activity .
Additionally, it has been shown to repel lice, fleas, and body louse from the body.
Methyl isoeugenol is a significant factor in citronella oil’s antibacterial properties by successfully killing existing bacteria and preventing further bacteria growth in the body . A variety of studies have found this essential oil is especially helpful in treating infections in the bladder and urinary tracts, prostate, kidneys, stomach, intestines, and wounds.
Methyl isoeugenol’s bacteria fighting ability is also why it is a common ingredient in all-natural cleaning products.