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Removes Fatigue From The Body - Citronella Oil

By Cindy Boswell

It will be right to say that essential oils are the extraction of different part of the plants in the form of oil. Essential oils contain the real essence and the elements present in the plant. Essential oils are multipurpose oils which plays a crucial role in perfumery industry, cooking, cosmetic etc. And, they are also considered as the key ingredient used in aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is an art of healing and curing various health problems. There are varieties of essential oil available in the market. Among them, one is citronella oil which gives relief in problems like cold, insect bites, fatigue, stress etc. Besides that it is also used in perfumery and cosmetic industry. It also plays a crucial role in food industry as it is used in various beverages, drinks, and other frozen diary products.

Citronella oil is extracted from different variety of Cymbopogon. Basically, there are two types of citronella oil available in the market:

  • Ceylon citronella oil - it is obtained through Cymbopogon Nardus. It is considered as inferior quality as compared to other type of citronella oil.
  • Java type -it is extracted from Cymbopogon Winterianus. And, it is regarded as superior quality oil.

Features of citronella oil

  • Clear
  • Fresh fruity aroma just as lemon grass.

Citronella oil gives a soothing and relieving feeling when it is used in aromatherapy. It helps in improving the overall health that is physical and mental. Citronella oil is also blended with other essential oil which further is used for massaging. Massaging with citronella oil gives relaxing and soothing effects which alleviate the tiredness and fatigue from the body. But, while massaging, it must be made sure that massaging is done in a right way otherwise it can result in pain.

Citronella oil has been proved very effective in dealing with problems like rheumatic pain, digestive system and various other health problems. Application of citronella oil can sometime cause irritation and redness on certain skin. In such a situation, it is recommended to consult a doctor or physician in order to avoid undesirable circumstances. There are certain other measures which need to be taken care of are:

  • Pregnant women should be kept away from citronella oil
  • It should not be taken inside without consulting a doctor.
  • Essential oil must be used in their diluted form as undiluted form can sometime cause irritation.
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