It has a strong insect repellent and mosquito repellent action.
Citronella essential oil comes from the distillation of the herb and has a fresh, herbal, woody, intense lemony aroma.
Citronella oil has a significant insect repellent effect and has great medicinal properties. Terpene aldehydes (citronella and alcohols, geraniol and citronellol) are major molecules of its chemotypic composition and are molecules with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and tonic action. In addition, citronella is responsible for the plant's characteristic lemony aroma.
It is an ideal solution for the preparation of perfumes, cosmetics & cooking recipes. Its characteristic smell is attributed to the natural ingredients of citronella, geranium and lemon.
Lemonene is found in citrus essential oils and is the main aromatic substance with very strong antiseptic and cleansing properties. For this reason it is used in to treat acne and reduce the appearance of freckles.
It treats spots that appear after sun exposure as well as brightens and rejuvenates dull skin. Due to its citronella content, it also has insect repellent properties. It also conrains traces of β-pinene and sesquiterpenes which due to their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action, help reduce joint pain and relax blood vessels.