Citronella Oil

Citronella Oil

What is Citronella Oil?

Citronella is a floral, citrus-like essential oil made from the distillation of the Asian grass plant Cymbpogon. Its name comes from the French word for “lemon balm” and has been used in China and Indonesia for centuries to treat a raft of skin conditions.

Benefits of Citronella Oil

Citronella oil has been used since ancient times with many medicinal applications. It is best known for being a strong insect repellent providing mosquito protection for up to 3 hours once applied. Beyond insect repellent, there are a number of other wellness applications for citronella oil.

  • Accelerated wound healing.

    2016 study showed that Citronella oil may help with speeding up wound-healing, as well as having an anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effect on recent wounds. 

  • Eases orthopedic pain.

    Citronella oil contains multiple detoxifying properties, meaning that it is useful in healing orthopedic problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and sports injuries.

  • Relieves mental fatigue.

    Citronella oil has been shown to be an effective antidepressant, helping to alleviate symptoms of depression and boost your mood.  

What is Citronella Oil Used For?

Citronella oil is one of the most versatile citrus oils. From keeping insects at bay to acting as an active ingredient in natural shampoo and skincare products, this oil can be used for a wide range of healing and self-care practices.

In our Unstoppable Sports Recovery Gel, citronella is used to ease orthopedic soreness and to accelerate the healing of wounds so you can get back in the game faster. 

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