3 Unlikely Yet Brilliant Uses of Citronella

July 01, 2018

3 Unlikely Yet Brilliant Uses of Citronella - Aromatic Ingredients

Citronella is best known for its role as a bio-pesticide that provides a nontoxic way to deter ticks, mosquitos, and other pests, but this essential oil is actually a powerhouse of other uses that make Citronella one of the most popular for personal care and cosmetic product development. These three unlikely yet important uses of citronella can be applied to your own product line to attract more customers.

Did you know about Citronella's other uses?

Relieve Pain

Citronella is able to relieve pain in a few different ways. First, its properties naturally increase blood flow and circulation. This makes it an excellent remedy for arthritis pain when used as the active ingredient in massage oil or muscle relief tinctures. Better blood flow also relaxes cramps, swelling, and other sources of discomfort.

Inhibit Fungal and Bacterial Growth

Thanks to Citronella strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, it makes an excellent addition to kitchen, bathroom, and household cleaners. You can create a product that does not rely on harsh chemicals to deliver results. This oils compounds like methyl isoeugenol can actually reduce food borne pathogens and dangerous sources of bacteria.

These same anti-fungal and antibacterial properties also make citronella a powerful skin care remedy to treat and heal eczema, dermatitis, and other conditions. Even acne will respond to citronella applied to the skin. If your company develops skincare products, citronella is an important ingredient to include.

Deodorise Odours

Citronella is also valuable as a natural perfume, room spray, or deodorant. It has a clean and fresh scent that is reminiscent of lemongrass, so it is often included in soaps, candles, incense, perfumes, and cosmetics. Most importantly, many consumers seek out natural, aluminium-free deodorants made with citronella for reliable and long-lasting odour reduction.  

Citronella is best known for its role to deter mosquitos

The Research Speaks For Itself

More attention has been given to legitimate essential oil research in past years, and multiple studies have consistently proven the positive effects of citronella’s molecular components. Geraniol, for example, can minimise inflammation and cellular damage thanks to its high antioxidant capabilities.

Aromatic Ingredients offers a range of extracts which are used over many market sectors with pure and natural ingredients. Whether you’re producing scents or flavours for your cosmetics or adding extracts to foods or beverages, we ensure a quality product with a variety of advantages for your brand. Call us at 03 9702 3698 to learn more.