Citronella essential oil is an anti-bacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and deodorant, all rolled into one. It is also diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge. Perhaps most well known in recent years is its use as a very effective insect repellent.
Health benefits: This useful oil inhibits bacterial, microbial, viral & fungal infections while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic, relaxing spasms, soothing inflammations, eliminating body odor, stimulating perspiration, increasing urination and the removal of toxins from the body, reducing fever, and repelling insects. Finally, it is beneficial for stomach health and digestion.